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January 24, 2014   |   Science FactID: 635
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Experts estimate that 10% to 20% of a vehicle's total lifetime greenhouse gas emissions are released during the manufacturing stage alone.

Lightweight vehicles can sometimes be more energy-intensive to build than heavier cars because lighter metals like aluminum are harder to forge than stainless steel.


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January 9, 2014   |   World FactID: 634
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There are more Chinese in China under age 14 than there are Americans in the US.

China started its one child per family policy in 1979 and just recently relaxed this rule.


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Permanent linkLink | Share via emailEmail Fact | Share via AIMIM Fact | Source: Fortune (1/13/14 issue)


November 20, 2013   |   Society FactID: 633
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In 2011, Americans generated 250 millions tons of trash, which is double the amount generated in 1970.

The national average for recycling is 35%, but San Francisco composts or recycles 80% of its waste.


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Permanent linkLink | Share via emailEmail Fact | Share via AIMIM Fact | Source: Fortune magazine, 11/18/13


October 23, 2013   |   Astronomy FactID: 632
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Sunsets lasts 2 weeks at the South Pole!.

Because the Earth's axis is tilted, the South Pole gets 6 months of sunlight followed by 6 months of darkness. From the time the sun first touches the horizon until the sun disappears is 2 weeks at the Earth's true south pole. Normally, a sun sets in 2-4 minutes, depending on your latitude.


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Permanent linkLink | Share via emailEmail Fact | Share via AIMIM Fact | Source: Landon Noll, Antarctic astronomer




October 22, 2013   |   Science FactID: 631
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The human brain alone uses about 20% of the oxygen we breathe.

Plankton in the ocean produces about half of all the oxygen we breathe.


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October 10, 2011   |   Science FactID: 630
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The "decibel" was named after Alexander Graham Bell.

Decibels are measured on a logarithmic scale -- every 3 dB is a doubling of the intensity of sound saves. Restaurant conversation is about 60 dB, a motorcycle (at 25 ft) is 90 dB, airplanes at takeoff are 110 dB.

Our human senses for sound (as well as light) are tuned for a wide range of values, hence the logarithmic scales we use for measurement


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September 17, 2011   |   Science FactID: 627
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A lifespan is a billion heartbeats.

Remarkably, there exist simple scaling laws relating animal metabolism to body mass. Larger animals live longer; but they also metabolize slower, as manifested in slower heart rates. These effects cancel out, so that animals from shrews to blue whales have lifespans with just about equal number of heartbeats — about one and a half billion, if you simply must be precise. In that very real sense, all animal species experience “the same amount of time.”


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February 7, 2010   |   Random FactID: 625
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Bubble wrap turned 50 years this week.

Originally bubble wrap was conceived as a wallpaper. Since that did not work out, it was used as a wrapping material. Every year enough bubble wrap is made to stretch it all the way to moon and back.


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June 27, 2009   |   Computers FactID: 624
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The Apple I Computer was priced at $666.66.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak later said he had no idea about the correlation between the number and the mark of the beast. He says, "I came up with [it] because I like repeating digits." It was $500, plus a 33% markup.

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June 26, 2009   |   Business FactID: 623
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You know the "Aaron Rents & Sells Furniture" chain of stores? Turns out that there is no "Aaron"!

Back in 1955, Founder Charlie Loudermilk and a partner borrowed $500 to purchase 300 chairs that they rented out for 10 cents a day. They chose the name "Aaron" for their business because it appears at the beginning of the phone book!


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Permanent linkLink | Share via emailEmail Fact | Share via AIMIM Fact | Source: Fortune magazine article


June 11, 2009   |   Food FactID: 622
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The name Pepsi came from the word "dyspepsia" since it was originally thought to be a medicine against indigestion.


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January 14, 2009   |   Technology FactID: 621
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To start Apple Computer in 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak each sold their most prized possessions:

Jobs sold his Volkwagen Bus and Wozniak sold his HP scientific calculator -- each was worth $500.


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Permanent linkLink | Share via emailEmail Fact | Share via AIMIM Fact | Source: "Apple's Core" - HBS case on Apple




August 31, 2008   |   Astronomy FactID: 423
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After landing on the moon on July 20, 1969 with the Apollo 11 mission, NASA proposed four major projects:
  • A space station
  • A space shuttle
  • A permanent base on the moon
  • A manned mission to Mars
All of these projects were cancelled except for the space shuttle which passed Congress by only 1 vote! As of August 9th, 2005, the space shuttle ("Shuttle Transport System" or "STS") has now completed over 100 missions in 25 years of service.


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August 30, 2008   |   Astronomy FactID: 422
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The inside of the Earth is spinning faster than the rest of it.

According to a new study, the inner core of Earth spins nine-thousandths of a second faster than outer layers of the Earth, which may be responsible for the Earth's magnetic field.


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August 25, 2008   |   Society FactID: 421
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The median price of existing homes in America is $218,000 -- a 14.1% increase from the past year.


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