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Amazing Collection on General Facts

If you are in to the habit of learning something new each day, you have then come to the right place. We have another set of new and amazing facts that is sure going to blow you away. While you may be aware of a few, it is certain that you are unaware of a large number of the below mentioned facts. Children will be captivated on how intriguing and unique these facts are. Check them out and find out how many of these you are aware of...

  • Over a million, billion neutrinos from the Sun will pass through your body and by the time you finish reading this sentence, they are already raced past the Moon.
  • Quasars emit more energy than hundred giant galaxies.
  • The Universe contains over hundred billion galaxies.
  • The Universe expands by nearly billion miles in all directions each hour.
  • The largest galaxies contain over a million, million stars.
  • Quasars are the most distant objects in the Universe.
  • A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over hundred million tons.
  • Assuming that the size of the Sun was equivalent to that of a beach ball, then the largest planet Jupiter’s size in comparison would be equivalent to that of a golf ball, and our planet in comparison would be equivalent to that of a pea.
  • Somewhere in the flicker of a badly tuned TV set is the background radiation from the Big Bang.
  • It would take a minimum of two million years to reach the Andromeda galaxy, if you were travelling at the speed of light.
  • The Saturn V rocket had a power that was equivalent of fifty 747 jets.
  • Light takes about 0.13 seconds to travel around the Earth. The Earth’s circumference is 24,901 miles.
  • The speed of light is about 186,000 miles per second. In exact terms, it is around 299,792,458 meters per second, which equates to 186,287.49 miles per second.
  • If every star in the Milky Way were a grain of salt, they would fill an Olympic sized swimming pool.
  • The largest meteorite craters in the world are in Vredefort, South Africa, and in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
  • The risk factor of being hit by a falling meteorite for a human is once in about 9,300 years.
  • A rocket needs to travel at a minimum speed of seven miles per second, to escape the gravitational pull of the Earth.
  • The largest dinosaur ever discovered was Seismosaurus who was over one hundred feet long and weighed up to eighty tons.
  • The giant squid has the largest eyes on the planet and which are over 15 inches.
  • The Tanzanian wasp is the world’s tiniest winged insect. It is even smaller than the eye of the common housefly.
  • The grey whale migrates 12,500 miles from the Arctic to Mexico and back every year.
  • The short-nosed Bandicoot has a gestation period of only twelve days.
  • The African Elephant gestates for twenty-two months.
  • If bitten by a black mamba, the chances of survival are five percent.
  • Inbreeding causes three out of every ten Dalmatian dogs to suffer from hearing disability.
  • A dog’s sense of smell is thousand times more sensitive than humans.
  • Koalas sleep an average of twenty-two hours a day, two hours more than the sloth.
  • The Almbert glacier in Antarctica, which is considered the world’s longest glazier, is about 250 miles long and about 40 miles wide.
  • The time required for a heavy object to sink to the deepest part (about 6.75 miles) of the ocean, would be over an hour.
  • The fastest speed that a falling raindrop can hit you is about eighteen miles per hour.
  • Ninety percent of those who die from hurricanes die from drowning.
  • A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent to 8,000 one-megaton bombs.
  • The lowest recorded temperatures in Antarctica have been as low as minus 95 degrees Celsius.
  • The annual average rainfall in Aswan, Egypt is 0.02 inches.
  • The deepest part of the ocean is 36,200 feet deep and is known as the Challenger Deep. It is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean and at the southern end of the Mariana Trench.
  • The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert and has a surface area of about 3.6 million miles.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure and is over 2,000 kilometers long.
  • Surprisingly, wounds, which are contaminated with maggots, tend to heal quickly and block the spread of gangrene and other infections.
  • The number of living organisms on the human skin is more than the entire global human population.
  • It is funny that less amount of germs are spread through kissing when compared with handshakes.
  • In the 14th century, the plague killed over 75 million people. Fleas on the black rat carried the virus.
  • A healthy person has 6,000 million, million, million hemoglobin molecules.
  • One in every two thousand babies is born with a tooth.
  • Microorganisms have been extracted after being frozen in perma-frost for three million years.
  • Microbes can survive on the cooling rods of a nuclear reactor.

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