Mount Chimborazo Is The Closest To The Moon, So The Worlds Highest Point Is Not Everest

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you were to ask the question what is the worlds highest mountain the answer would be Mount Everest. What if the question was what is the worlds highest point? By that question we mean the point on the Earth that is closest to the moon. Again, most would say Everest. But what if we …

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Humans With Which Color Hair Have The Most Hairs On Their Heads

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s a question for you? Humans with which color hair have the most hairs on their heads? As we are well aware, people come in a variety of different hair colors. Blondes, brunettes, red hair, and as many aging folk often lament, grey hair. You are probably also aware that different colors also have different …

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Where Does Belly Button Fluff Come From?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh, the question that needs urgent answering. Where does belly button fluff come from? You know the stuff. Naval fluff, belly button lint, naval lint. The  fabric fluffy material that you discover inside your belly button. At first thought most people would say it all comes from our clothing and traveled down due to gravity. But this …

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How Many People Have Lived on Earth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered how many people have lived on Earth and if the number of dead outnumber that of the living? When Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 he included this sentence, “Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the …

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Bees Sniff Out Landmines After Training

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the most insidious and indiscriminate weapons of war have to be landmines. They kill and maim without discrimination or care both during, and for decades after wars have ended. One of the biggest problems is that once laid they are extremely difficult to find and dispose of, and many people and animals encounter …

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Alaska Is The Most Eastern Western And Northern US State

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the United States purchased Alaska for 2 cents an acre in 1867 it created a real geographic anomaly for the US. This might be hard to believe but Alaska is the most Northern, Western and Eastern State in the US. But how can this be when it borders the Pacific Ocean near the Arctic? …

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