Saturday, 31 December 2011

Fact No.428

If you shoot a bullet out of a gun horizontally and drop a bullet at the same time, they will both hit the ground at the same time (assuming a horizontal surface).

Friday, 30 December 2011

Fact No.427

The pressure at the deepest point in the ocean is equivalent of one person trying to support 50 jumbo jets.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Fact No.426

An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Fact No.425

The energy recieved by all the worlds's radio telescopes in the past 80 years is less than that required to boil a kettle.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Fact No.424

In a survey conducted in 1988, 13% of those surveyed believed that the moon is made of cheese. 

Monday, 26 December 2011

Fact No.423

26 December was traditionally known as St Stephen's Day, but is now more commonly known as Boxing Day. This expression came about because money was collected in alms-boxes placed in churches during the festive season. This money was then distributed during to the poor and needy after Christmas.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Fact No.422

The number of gifts exchanged in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" is 364 that is one for every day apart from Christmas Day.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Fact No.421

One million, million, million, million, millionth of a second after the Big Bang the Universe was the size of a pea.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Fact No.420

Pigeons are considered to be one of the most intelligent birds on the planet.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Friday, 16 December 2011

Fact No.413

15% of tiny insects ingested by birds survive int the birds stomach and are deposited elsewhere.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Fact No.411

England has only seen seven white Christmases through the whole 20th century.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Fact No.410

 If two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Fact No.408

Being born in Autumn or early winter significantly raises your chances of living longer.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Fact No.407

According to the data of NEAR airship sent back in 1999. The amount of gold at one planet of “Eros” is more than the sum of that has ever been mined on the earth. 

Friday, 9 December 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Fact No.401

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed." 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Fact No.400

Apart from its vulnerability to fire, human hair is almost impossible to destroy. It decays at such a slow rate that it is practically nondisintegrative. It cannot be destroyed by cold, change of climate, water, or other natural forces, and it is resistant to many kinds of acids and corrosive chemicals. This is why it clogs sinks and drainpipes

Friday, 2 December 2011

Fact No.399

Ping-pong is one of the most popular games in China, but it was not invented in China, it originated in Great Britain.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Fact No.398

91% of visitors to Scotland are UK-based, with 9% from overseas. The main countries overseas visitors come from are the United States of America, Germany and France with the the USA being the biggest single overseas market, accounting for 26 per cent of the overseas trips.