Fun Facts


  1. The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.
  2. The largest man-made lake in the U.S. is Lake Mead, created by Hoover Dam.
  3. 2.5 centimeters of rain water is equivalent 38.1 centimeters of dry, powdery snow.
  4. A car traveling at 80 km/h uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance.
  5. No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times
  6. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world.
  7. The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set with the lunar rover.
  8. The rocket engine has to supply its own oxygen so it can burn its fuel in outer space.
  9. The North Atlantic gets 1 inch wider every year.
  10. Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
  11. Males produce one thousand sperm cells each second – 86 million each day.
  12. Neutron stars are so dense that a teaspoonful would weigh more than all the people on Earth.
  13. Every hour the Universe expands by a billion miles in all directions.
  14. Somewhere in the flicker of a badly tuned TV set is the background radiation from the Big Bang.
  15. Even travelling at the speed of light it would take 2 million years to reach the nearest large galaxy, Andromeda.
  16. The temperature in Antarctica plummets as low as -35 degrees celsius.
  17. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons.
  18. The driest inhabited place in the world is Aswan, Egypt where the annual average rainfall is .02 inches.
  19. The deepest part of any ocean in the world is the Mariana trench in the Pacific with a depth of 35,797 feet.
  20. The largest meteorite craters in the world are in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and in Vredefort, South Africa.


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