Monday, November 18, 2013

Travel to Alpha Centauri C

Alpha Centauri C is the nearest star to the Sun, at 4.2 light years away. But even if you can travel in the Space Shuttle which can go near speeds of 17,000 mph, you would still need approximately 169,218 years to get there.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Human brain weight

The human brain weighs approximately three pounds and is soft like tofu.

Friday, May 24, 2013

E is most used letter

The letter most frequently used in English is E. The least used is Z.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Stressed spelled backward

The word stressed spelled backward is desserts.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Universe in inches

The diameter of the Universe is is currently estimated to be 93 billion light years.

This is approximately 558,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (558 sextillion miles).

In inches this would be near 35,354,880,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (35 octillion inches).

Sun's light to Earth

Light from the Sun takes approximately a little over eight minutes to reach the Earth.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Incandescent light bulbs

The light bulbs we use in our house for our lights are also called incandescent light bulbs.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Palindromic numbers

A palindromic number is a number that remains the same even when the digits are reversed; like 13431.

Breaths of air

If you take on average a breath of air every three seconds, and you live until 95 years old, you took 998,640,000 breaths in your life; almost one billion.


The word fraction comes from the Latin word fractus which means broken.

Neanderthal brains

Neanderthals had larger brains than humans did.

Human body temperature

The average internal human body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Celsius.

Sneezing with open eyes

It is not possible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

100 trillion cells

The human body has near 100 trillion cells (100,000,000,000,000).

Longest running Broadway show

The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show on Broadway. It opened in 1988 and is still performed.

New York tourist

One of the most popular tourist activities in New York City is attending a Broadway show.

First note on a piano

The first note on a piano keyboard is the note A0 in scientific pitch notation.

Last note on a piano

The last note on a piano keyboard is the note C8 in scientific pitch notation.

Throw a ball to the Sun

If you can throw a ball 300 feet, you would need to throw it 1,636,800,000 times farther to reach the Sun.

Smallest country

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. The population is just over 800. It is located within the city of Rome, Italy.

Elephants jump

Even though elephants have four legs, they can't jump.

First World Series

The first modern World Series was played in 1903.

Golf on the Moon

Golf is the only sport that has ever been played on the Moon. NASA astronaut Alan Shepard hit two golf balls from the Moon's surface on February 6, 1971.

Floating eggs

If you fill a bowl with water and then lower an egg in it, if the egg floats, the egg is bad. A good egg will sink to the bottom and lie on its side. Bad eggs are also lighter. Good eggs are heavier.

Watermelon water

A watermelon is over 90% water.

Electric chair invention

The electric chair used in executions was invented by a dentist from New York.

Golf ball speed

A golfer can hit a golf ball from near 140 mph to 180 mph.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fear of dentists

Dentophobia is the fear of dentists.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111

If you multiply 111,111,111 x 111,111,111, you get 12,345,678,987,654,321. You will notice in the answer that the numbers go from 1 to 9 and then go backward from 9 to 1.

Beans eaten

If you eat 60 beans a week for 70 years, you ate 218,400 beans.

How long to run one mile

If you run at an average speed of 10 mph, you can run one mile in a little over six minutes.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

First CD available

The first CD (compact disc) was available in 1982.

Billions of chickens

There are over 20 billion chickens in the world. The human population is only near 7 billion.

Throw a ball to the Moon

If you can throw a ball 300 feet, you would need to throw it 4,206,400 times farther to reach the Moon.

Cans of food

If you buy five cans of food each week for 95 years, you bought 24,700 cans.

15 billion inches away

The Moon is approximately 15,143,040,000 (15 billion inches) away from us.

Drive to the Sun

If you could travel in a car at 65 mph toward the Sun, you would need 163 years to reach it; with the Sun approximately 93,000,000 miles from us.

Horse run to the Sun

If a horse can run toward the Sun at an average speed of 40 mph, it would take him 2,325,000 hours to reach it. This is over 265 years; with the Sun approximately 93,000,000 miles from us.

70,080 hours in office

If a president is elected twice for a total of eight years, he spent 70,080 hours in office.

Live for 34,675 days

Living until 95 years old may seem long, but it is only 34,675 days of life.

50 years of work

If you work for 50 years at eight hours a day for five days a week, you worked 104,000 hours.

TV cost

If you replace your TV every ten years at an average price of $700, after 90 years you spent $6,300 on TVs.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lifetime meals

If you have breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 95 years, you had a total of 104,025 meals in your life.

Live to 3 billion seconds

If you can live until 95 years old, you will have lived for almost three billion seconds.

75 minute symphony

If a composer writes a symphony that is 75 minutes long, that is equal to 25 songs at three minutes in length.

Work to a million dollars

If you earn $15,000 a year, it would take you almost 67 years to earn a million dollars. If you earn $30,000 a year, it would take only 34 years.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Walk for 90 years

If you walk one mile a day for 90 years, you would have walked 32,850 miles. If you drove that distance in a car going at 60 mph, it would take you 547.5 hours or almost 23 days.

420 runs

If a team in Twenty20 cricket scored a boundary four for every ball thrown in 20 overs, they would score 480 runs.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

412 letters from U.S. states

The total amount of letters from all 50 U.S. states is 412.

No states with Q

The letter Q is the only letter that does not appear in any U.S. state name.

One syllable state

Maine is the only U.S. state name that is just one syllable.

All in the Family - trivia 32

1) In the episode "Fire", where does the fire start?

a) bedroom
b) bathroom
c) kitchen

2) How much does Archie get from his fire insurance policy for the fire?

a) $500
b) $1,000
c) $1,500

Check comments for the answers.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hours of commercials

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

If you watch TV eight hours a day for 80 years, you have seen 54,506 hours of commercials.

Pounds of sugar eaten

If you have 80 grams a day of sugar, after 80 years you had 2,336,000 grams of sugar. This is over 5,000 pounds of sugar.

Calories a second

If you take in 2,000 calories a day, this comes to an average of 43.2 calories a second.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Drive across the Universe

The diameter of the observable Universe is currently estimated to be 93 billion light years. This is approximately 558,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (558 sextillion miles).

If you were able to drive across the Universe in a car at an average speed of 60 mph, you would need approximately 1,061,643,835,616,438,356 years (1 quintillion years).

Universe age in minutes

The age of the Universe is approximately 13.7 billion years old. This would make the Universe approximately 7,200,720,000,000,000 minutes old (7 quadrillion minutes).

Millions of seconds

There are 86,400 seconds every 24 hours. Every 30 days that adds up to 2,592,000 seconds that have gone by.

Numbers 1-10 and 1-20

The numbers 1-10 add up to 55. The number 1-20 add up to 210.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

All in the Family - trivia 31

1) In the episode "Edith's Accident", where does Edith have an accident?

a) grocery store
b) the house
c) the mall

2) What is the item that causes damage?

a) prunes
b) cling peaches in heavy syrup
c) ice cream

Check comments for the answers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tweet away

If you tweet seven messages per day on average, after 20 years you tweeted 51,100 messages.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

All in the Family - trivia 30

1) In the episode "Edith Writes a Song", what happens when everyone arrives home?

a) they are greeted by burglars
b) the house is empty
c) the door is open

2) Does Edith sing her song?

a) yes
b) no

Check comments for the answers.

All in the Family - trivia 29

1) In the episode "Archie and the Lock-up", who goes to jail?

a) Archie
b) Mike
c) Lionel

2) What nationality is the police sergeant?

a) Polish
b) Jewish
c) Italian

Check comments for the answers.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Amazing size star

The largest known star is NML Cygni. It is approximately 1,426,260,000 miles in diameter.

This is equal to 7,530,652,800,000 feet (7 trillion feet) or 90,367,833,600,000 inches (90 trillion inches).