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Old 08-03-2011   #1
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Facts 1 – 5





1. There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times


2. At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth


3. The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years


4. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons


5. A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent of 8,000 one megaton bombs


Facts 6 – 10





6. Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide


7. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph, by Fred Rompelberg


8. We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine


9. 65% of those with autism are left handed


10. The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles

Facts 11 – 15




11. The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet


12. The interstellar gas cloud Sagittarius B contains a billion, billion, billion liters of alcohol



13. Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air


14. 60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor


15. Polar Bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur


Facts 16 – 20



16. The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life


17. A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground


18. The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 430 degrees C
during the day, and, at night, plummets to minus 180 degrees centigrade


19. The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours


20. Butterflies taste with their hind feet, and their taste sensation works on touch – this allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible
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