Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Baseball 90 mph fastball

If a pitcher throws a 90 mph fastball, the ball is traveling 132 feet per second.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is 151 feet one inch in height (the statue itself).

That is 1,813 inches tall.

If your ceiling in your house is eight feet in height, you would need 18 more ceilings to surpass it. That would give you 152 feet.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

300 yard golf tee

If you can swing your tee shot 300 yards, you hit it 900 feet.

You would have to hit it almost 5.9 times farther to reach one mile.

Sugar grams

If you have 40 grams a day of sugar, after 50 years you had 730,000 grams of sugar.

Endless commercials

On average you probably have approximately seven minutes of commercials for every 30 minutes of TV shows.

If you watch TV eight hours a day, you watch 681.3 hours of commercials per year.

This is equal to 28.38 days of nonstop commercials.

Let it snow

The Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall.

If you had a bad snowstorm and it snowed at a rate of two inches per hour, it would still have to snow 7,500 hours for the snow pile to reach the top of the Empire State Building.

That is almost 11 months of nonstop snowfall.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Walking length of football field

How long does it take to walk the length of a 300 foot long football field?

Walking at 3 mph, you can do it in less than two minutes.

If a car was going an average speed of 20 mph, the car can cover the 300 foot length football field in just under 11 seconds.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tennis court size

A tennis court is 78 feet long.

You would need almost four tennis courts to equal a 300 foot length football field.

A tennis court is 16 feet shorter in length compared to a basketball court.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Time spent in supermarket

If you spend on average two hours a week in supermarkets, you spend 104 hours every year in supermarkets.

After 30 years, that is equal to 4.3 months of nonstop shopping for food.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


How fast can you type? If you type 45 wpm, you can type 2,700 words per hour.

If you typed for a 24 hour period, you would have typed 64,800 words. Over a one year period, this is 23,652,000 words.

How many seconds in a day?

How many seconds are in one day (24 hour period)?

You have 86,400 seconds in each 24 hour day.

As each year goes by, so does 31,536,000 seconds with it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Presidents first names

For first names of presidents, John appears the most number of times out of the first 10 presidents, for a total of three times.

John Adams (second president)
John Quincy Adams (sixth president)
John Tyler (tenth president)

Line those tires up

How many tires lined up according to their size would it take to reach one mile? Lined up is the same way they are on a car.

13 inches, you need 4,874 tires
14 inches, you need 4,526 tires
15 inches, you need 4,224 tires
16 inches, you need 3,960 tires
17 inches, you need 3,727 tires
18 inches, you need 3,520 tires
19 inches, you need 3,335 tires

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Phone calls made

If you call just three people per day, you make 1,095 calls per year or 10,095 calls every 10 years.

You would make a total of 54,750 calls after 50 years.

Light bulbs used

What is amazing is how many light bulbs you probably use over the years in your house.

If you have eight rooms... three bedrooms, one living room, one laundry room, one bathroom, one hallway, one kitchen, and one light bulb in each room... .

Assuming on average each room uses one light bulb, and they get replaced once every six months, you would use 800 light bulbs over a 50 year period. But if you have double the amount of rooms (16), you would use at least 1,600 bulbs.

Two letter keyboard words


If you use a computer, the three rows of letters are arranged in this layout on the keyboard shown above.

The first two rows each have one, two letter words that can be spelled in the order that the letters are on the keyboard. They are words that we use in common everyday language.

1) WE in 1st row
2) AS in 2nd row

Millions of calories

If you live 80 years and you take in 2,000 calories per day for 80 years, you had 58,400,000 calories over an 80 year period.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Millions of people

If you follow sports, some stadiums can hold a lot of people. If you use 40,000 as an example, you would need 200 full stadiums of 40,000 people to hold a population of 8 million people living in a city.

Save your change

If you save just $0.50 a day for a 50 year period, without interest it would be worth $9,125.

If you save one dollar a day, you would have $18,250 after 50 years. Two dollars a day saved and you would have $36,500 after 50 years.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Stack your quarters

If you stack your quarters, it will take 192 of them to equal one foot.

Sixteen quarters stacked is one inch in height. Eight quarters is 1/2 inch in height.

If your ceiling is eight feet tall in your house, you can reach the ceiling if you have 1,536 quarters.

Light years away

A light year is approximately six trillion miles (6,000,000,000,000).

If you drove at 60 mph in a car that far, it would take 11,415,525 years (11 million years).

If a galaxy is approximately 2.5 million light years away from us (approximately 15 quintillion miles), if you traveled at 60 mph to get there, it would take 28,538,812,785,388 years (28 trillion years).

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Pizza pies eaten

If you eat two slices of pizza each week, you ate 104 slices a year of pizza. This is equal to eating 13 pizza pies (eight slices are in a pizza pie).

Every 10 years you would have eaten 130 pizza pies.

In 50 years you would have eaten 650 pizza pies.

Friday, October 12, 2007

A one mile horse race

If a horse is racing one mile at a racetrack, how many football fields would the horse have to travel to equal one mile?

A football field, not including the end zones, is 300 feet in length.

The horse would have to travel just over 17 1/2 football fields.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Endless feet

If someone walks one mile per day, they walk 1,927,200 feet per year.

If they did this for 20 years, they would walk 38,544,000 feet.

Mount Everest is 29,035 feet tall. That distance of 38,544,000 feet is equal to climbing Mount Everest 1,327 times.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Car money cost

If you buy a new or used car every seven years at a cost of $10,000, you spent $70,000 on cars after 50 years.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Gallons of water

If you drink four cups of water a day for 50 years, you will drink 73,000 cups of water over that period.

After 50 years, you drank 4,563 gallons of water.

If you can fit two gallons in each shopping bag, you would still have to carry 2,282 bags home.