Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Consecutive letters

Two commonly used two letter words can be spelled using the letters of the alphabet in consecutive order.



Sunday, August 12, 2007

Mount Everest size

As the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest is 29,035 feet tall.

It is approximately 5.5 miles in height (5.5 miles is 29,040 feet).

At an average 8 foot ceiling in your home, it is 3,629 ceilings in height. You would need 24 Empire State Buildings to surpass it in height (24 would equal 30,000 feet)

If you can just walk up the mountain at approximately 3 mph, you can reach the top in under 2 hours.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Walking to the Moon and Sun

Here is approximately how long it would take if you could walk to the Moon or the Sun.

You would need approximately nine years, if you walked at a pace of 3 mph to reach the Moon, at a distance of approximately 239,000 miles from us.

It would take you approximately 3,539 years if you walked to the Sun instead, with the Sun approximately 93 million miles from us.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Mail trip time

If you talk 1 minute to get your mail outside, after 50 years of doing it, you walked 15,600 days in getting your mail.

You spent 260 hours getting your mail over the 50 year period or almost 11 days of walking 24 hours a day.

During those 260 hours, you could have watched 130 movies at your movie theater if the length of each movie is two hours.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Time spent at the movie theater

If you watched one movie each week at an average length of two hours, after 10 years you spent 1,040 hours in the theater or 43 days straight of watching movies.

Over a 40 year period this is equal to 173 days, which is almost six months of watching movies nonstop.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Television time wasted

If you spend six hours a day in front of your TV, you spend 2,190 hours a year watching TV.

If you did this for 70 years, you spent 153,300 hours of your life in front of the TV.

This is equal to 6,387 days of watching TV 24 hours a day or 17 1/2 years of watching it nonstop.

If you used that time instead to read five books a year, you can read 88 books during that time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Car power

If you have 200 hp in your car engine, your engine is 149,200 watts.

A 5,000 BTU air conditioner is approximately 500 watts. You would need almost 300 of them running to equal the 200 hp car's 149,200 watt engine.