Facts!

Posted on Posted in Allgemein, fun
  • The time difference between when  Stegosaurus  and Tyrannosaurus  lived is greater than the time difference between Tyrannosaurus and now.
  • If you properly shuffle a deck of cards, in all likelihood, the resulting deck has never been seen before in the history of the world.
  • The bushes in Super Mario Bros. were just recolored clouds.
  • There is a blind guy who can ride his bike in traffic using echolocation.
  • There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal (turritopsis nutricula).
  • A small enough animal can fall at terminal velocity without suffering any injury upon impact. An ant (or even a smallish spider) dropped from a tall building will be just fine.
  • If you could fold a piece of paper in half 50 times, its thickness will be 3/4 the distance from the Earth to the Sun (71 million miles).
  • Over 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day (in USD using purchasing parity power), roughly half of the world’s population.
  • There are more cells of bacteria in your body than there are human cells. (Indeed, there are more cells of E. coli alone than of human cells.)
  • Computer hardware has fulfilled Moore’s Law for 40 years and may continue to do so.
  • The guidance computer from the Apollo 11 mission ran at 1.024 MHz, about 1/6th of the processing power of a TI-83 calculator, and it took human beings to the moon.
  • Humans landed on the moon, and it happened over 40 years ago.
  • When you see most stars, you’re essentially looking hundreds or thousands of years into the past.
  • It takes a photon, on average, 200,000 years to travel from the core of the Sun to the surface, then just a little over 8 minutes from the Sun’s surface to your eyeball, sliding in at 700,000,000 MPH.
  • If you cut up a hologram, the entire image is retained in each piece.
  • If Earth weren’t tilted on its axis, we wouldn’t have woodgrain, just „tree brown“.
  • Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams missed almost five full baseball seasons (1943, 1944, 1945, 1952 and 1953) fighting as a fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War and still managed to hit 521 home runs.
  • A pencil has the potential to draw a line 38 miles long.
  • During metamorphosis, what happens in a cocoon is that most of the caterpillar gets dissolved by enzymes into a  soup of undifferentiated cells and then the butterfly grows out of the same DNA.
  • In the 200,000 years since Homo Sapiens took her first steps across the African plains, just 57 billion people have ever lived — meaning over 12% of all the people ever born are walking the planet at this very moment
  • 1 sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. That means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1587GB in about 3 seconds

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