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1 in 4 Americans Don’t Know the Earth Orbits the Sun

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that 26 percent of Americans don’t know that the Earth orbits the sun? As George Takei would say, Oh my. Have we been somehow magically transported back into the dark ages? After all, it was Renaissance  astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus who popularized the theory of a heliocentric solar system (where the planets revolve around …

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The Total Weight Of Ants On Earth Is About The Same As The Total Weight Of Humans

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that the total weight of ants is the same as humans on Earth? Hold on one moment please. Did we just say that the weight of ants is the same as humans on Earth? This can’t be possible, or can it? Ants are a mere fraction of our size after all, but …

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How Long Was Bill Murray Stuck In Groundhog Day?

Reading Time: 2 minutes How long was Bill Murray stuck in Groundhog day, his character Phil Connors that it? It’s going to surprise you because it was a very long time, in fact it was much longer than even the director Harold Ramis thought. He was there for nearly 34 years. Read on to find out how this was worked out. …

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10 Piece Chicken McNuggets Box Has 11 Nuggets

Reading Time: 2 minutes The picture of the 10 piece Chicken McNugget box from McDonalds has 11 Chicken McNuggets on it. Count them for yourself on the box above. However… As pointed out by a commenter, the two nuggets in the lower left corner of the stack are actually just one nugget that has been cut in half. If …

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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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Maximum Facebook Characters Limit On A Status Has A Nerdy Origin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know what the limits are for the maximum Facebook characters are? It’s a huge number, especially when compared to Twitter, and the reason is really a rather nerdy one. Limits. Ugh. We all hate them, and always want to exceed them. Sometimes though there are barriers that prevent us from going past the …

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Los Angeles Short Form Is Just 3.63% Of Its Full Size

Reading Time: 2 minutes Los Angeles short form can be reduced to a mere fraction of its long form. To be absolutely precise, Los Angeles short form is only 3.63 percent of the full name, and it’s all thanks to acronyms. Everywhere you look today you can see an acronym. They’re on television, in magazines and newspapers, online and …

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