Google receives more than 200 million search queries a day, more than half of which come from outside the United States. Peak traffic hours to google.com are between 6 a.m. and noon PST, when more than 2,000 search queries are answered a second.
African Baobab tree’s circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it.
There is no element on Mendeleev’s (the current) periodic table of elements abbreviated, either partially, or fully, with the letter J.
Japan uses the most energy per year than any other country.
Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
If all the gold sitting in the oceans and seas were mined, every person on this plant would get about 20 kilograms of gold each. In 1903 Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers.
Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation.
In Johannesburg, the average car will be involved in an accident once every four years.
The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.
The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.
The world’s first underground was the London Underground in1863. It has 275 stations and 253 miles of track.
The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats.
Central air conditioners use 98% more energy than ceiling fans.
Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.
A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.
Using recycled aluminum cans and making news cans out of them saves 75% energy compared to making it from new material.
There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.