Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fact No.397

Sound travels fifteen times more swiftly through steel than through air.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Fact No.396

If all the atoms in 12g of carbon were turned into marbles they would cover Great Britain to a height of 1500km.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fact No.395

The word atari comes from the ancient Japanese game of Go and means "you are about to be engulfed." Technically, it is the word used by a player to inform his opponent that he is about to lose, similar to "check" in chess.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Fact No.394

Most people think that drinking alcohol raises the body temperature. Alcohol actually lowers the body temperature.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Fact No.393

The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA contains 28 million books and has 532 miles of shelving.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Fact No.392

Both boys and girls in 1600s England and New England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Fact No.391

The United Kingdom contains 1% of the worlds population, but produces 2.3% of the world's pollution.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Fact No.390

The United Kingdom and United States are both in the top ten for Gross Domestic Product and for child poverty.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Fact No.386

Women are likely to view a person in up to 6 times as much detail as men.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fact No.382

The angle at which light reflects off of water to create a rainbow is 42 degrees.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Fact No.379

A bucket full of water contains more atoms than there are bucketfuls of water in the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Fact No.377

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. That's the same as human jumping the length of a football field.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Fact No.376

It takes about 18 months to two years for a pineapple to grow to its full size.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Fact No.375

The first bicycle ever made didn't have any pedals, it was just pushed beside people.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Fact No.373

A bird's heart beats 400 times per minute while resting and up to 1000 beats per minute while flying.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Fact No.370

The Channel between England and France grows about 300 millimeters each year.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Fact No.369

Google has indexed 200 terabytes of internet data, or 0.004% of the total data. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011