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.