Friday, June 18

Did you know

The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

Temperatures have been cooling since 2002, even as carbon dioxide has continued to rise.

The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not the biggest oil spill ever.  In fact, there have been three larger spills to date: the Lakeview Gusher, Gulf War, and Ixtoc I.  The Ixtoc I also occurred in the Gulf of Mexico and took 10 months to cap.

A 10-gallon hat barely holds 6 pints.

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.

According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.

Almost a quarter of the land area of Los Angeles is taken up by automobiles.

Back in the mid to late 1980's, an IBM-compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

Slugs have 4 noses.

Facebook currently has over 400 million active users.

There are an estimated 308,512,000 people in the US in 2010.

All of this information is easily accessible with a simple Google search.

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