Monday, 28 April 2014

Random facts of the day

Good morning Peeps.  More facts of the day to follow.  I sit here at the computer and see the buds and new leaves on my bushes in the garden and I am heartened.  Warmer weather, dryer weather all means that the fluff bags can go on walks with me without needing a bath every time we get back home.

Facts of the day this week are:

  • A comet's tail always points away from the sun
  • The Swine Flu vaccine is 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent
  • Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines
  • The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal their identity
  • If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up you can see stars, even in the middle of the day
  • When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go.  The first sense lost is sight.
  • In ancient times strangers shook hands to show they were unarmed
  • Strawberries are the only fruits where seeds grow on the outside
  • Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams
  • The moon moves about 2 inches away from the Earth every year
  • The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust
  • Due to Earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters
  • Mickey Mouse is known as 'Topolino' in Italy
  • Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges becuase they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down
  • Everything weighs 1% less at the equator
  • For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530kg of excess fuel is needed at lift-off
  • The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements

Honestly, I am not convinced about the soldiers marching over a bridge fact and I am confused by the equator fact but to be fair that doesn't take much!

Happy Monday everyone.

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