Tidbits from Steve Lukinuk
surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set in a lunar
The planet Saturn has a
density lower than water. So if there was a bathtub large enough to hold it,
Saturn would float.
fireflies emit a light so penetrating that it can pass through flesh and wood.
toes of mummies are wrapped individually.
can live for several weeks without its head.
do Vinci spent twelve years painting the Mona Lisa’s lips.
1859, baseball umpires were seated in padded chairs behind home plate.
kerosene fungus can live in jet fuel tanks. If there is a minute amount of water
in the tank, the fungus can use the fuel as food.
day is 0.00000002 seconds longer than the one before because the Earth is
gradually slowing down.
Fingernails have a life span of three to six months. That’s how long it takes them to grow from base to tip, progressing at the pace of 1.5 inches a year -- or 0.000000047 inches a second.
A silicon chip a quarter-inch square has the capacity of
the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.
says Microsoft paid 14 million dollars for using the Rolling Stones song
“Start me up” in their commercials. This is wrong. Microsoft paid 14 million
dollars only for a part of the song. For instance, they didn’t use the line
“You’ll make a grown man cry”
total amount of skin covering the human body weighs six pounds.
A shark can
detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
use over 16,000 tons of aspirin a year.
was once used as a medicine in the United States. In the 1830’s it was sold as
Dr. Miles’s Compound Extract of Tomato
is a unit of time: 3.3357 times 10 raised to the -11 (3.3357x10”-11) seconds.
So named for the length of time it takes light to travel a cm in a vacuum.
who say that words can never hurt them, never got hit in the head with a
most people said what’s on their minds, they’d be speechless.”
good turn gets most of the blankets.”
word to the wise ain’t necessary, its the stupid ones who need all the
don’t let facts cloud my opinions”
citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; ‘7’ was selected because the
original containers were 7 ounces. ‘UP’ indicated the direction of the bubbles.
radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second and sound waves saunter at 700
miles per hour, a broadcast voice can be heard sooner 13,000 miles away than it
can be heard at the back of the room in which it originated.
first McDonalds restaurant in Canada was in Richmond BC..
are more donut shops in Canada per capita than any other country.
a sock in it. Be quiet, shut up, make less noise; a slang expression. In the
late 19th century and earlier years of the 20th century, when gramaphones or
phonographs amplified the sound through large horns, woolen socks were often
stuffed in them to cut down the noise.
temperature in eastern Siberia can get so cold that the moisture in a person s breath can freeze in the air and fall to the ground.
are attracted to blue more than any other color.