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"Time is what we want most, but what we use the worst."
~William Penn

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Did you know... 5/25/2011

Did you know...

* Flea's can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.

* The fastest computer in the world is the CRAY Y-MP C90 supercomputer. It has two gigabytes of central memory and 16 parallel central processor units.

*Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping.

* Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.

* Everyone knows the diamond is the hardest thing in the world.  Boron nitride (BN) is the second hardest substance known to man.

* Super Glue was invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart.

And so it goes!

Today's Trivia Question :

What is the deepest lake in the world?

Answer :
Lake Baikal in Asia. Has an average depth of 744.4 Meters. It is also thought to be the worlds OLDEST at 30 million years.

posted by Theo ~ 5/25/2011

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