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The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court
post #32 of 505
Bacteria in the gut number roughly 100,000,000,000,000. That's about ten times the number of actual human cells in the body.
post #33 of 505
Vietnam's unit of currency is the dong.
post #34 of 505
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if you fart and sneeze at the same time, you'll vaporize.
I laughed out loud in a room full of people at this, and now I look like a moron. Also, centipedes cannot walk backwards.
post #35 of 505
With a deck of cards, more than seven riffle shuffles does not significantly increase randomness. Less than seven, randomness decreases considerably.
post #36 of 505
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Each year, six tons of chewing gum are removed from under the seats of Radio City Music Hall.
Lets see, so the audience members must have ingested a total of 120 pounds of marble dust. If the powder on the outside of the gum makes up 1 percent of the total weight (12,000/100 = 120). That can't be healthy. he he
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The "pound" symbol (#) is called an octothorpe.
post #38 of 505
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Originally Posted by Duggeh View Post
There are as many atoms in a teaspoon of water as there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic ocean.
There is ~350,000,000 cubic kilometers of water in the Atlantic Ocean which is about ~7.1x10^22 teaspoons.

A teaspoon of water is ~4.9 cubic centimeters of water in a teaspoon which is ~1.7x10^23 molecules of water.

Not a bad rule of thumb (within an order of magnitude), but it's closer to say that there are twice as many molecules of water in a teaspoon as there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic ocean.
post #39 of 505
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Each year, six tons of chewing gum are removed from under the seats of Radio City Music Hall.
There are 6,000 seats in RCMH, which means each seat would have two pounds of gum per year. The mass of a single stick of gum (before chewing) is 3g. Gum loses mass when you chew it because the sugar is dissolved, but gum doesn't absorb water/saliva. We'll stick (no pun intended) with 3g for now.

There are ~450g in a pound = 150 sticks of gum, so 300 pieces of gum per seat per year (more if we consider the loss of mass). Let's call it one piece per seat per day to reach two tons.

I could believe one piece per seat per day around the holiday season where there are many shows per day with lots of kids, but I'd be surprised if they sustained that average year round.
post #40 of 505
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There is ~350,000,000 cubic kilometers of water in the Atlantic Ocean which is about ~7.1x10^22 teaspoons.

A teaspoon of water is ~4.9 cubic centimeters of water in a teaspoon which is ~1.7x10^23 molecules of water.

Not a bad rule of thumb (within an order of magnitude), but it's closer to say that there are twice as many molecules of water in a teaspoon as there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic ocean.
It occurs to me that the original poster said atoms rather than molecules, naturally, there are three times the number of atoms than molecules in water.

Also, I fudged by neglecting facts like the salt in the ocean's water (and the organisms), so my numbers aren't precise.
post #41 of 505
bradjudy is the fox mulder of recallable facts



now theres a fact!
post #42 of 505
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The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.
One shouldn't believe everything in Wikipedia.

From the Wrigley's Gum company FAQ:

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What is the white powder substance on your gum?
All Wrigley gums are brushed with a rolling powder before they are encased in the foil wrappers that keep them fresh. On our sugared brands a granulated sugar, which has the appearance of confectionary sugar, is used. On our sugarfree brands a dusting of sugar substitute is used. The amount of the powder used may vary and depends on the handling of the operator. In general, our Extra® brand gums have more rolling powder brushed on them than other brands.
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bradjudy is the fox mulder of recallable facts



now theres a fact!
Meh, just ones that take less then five minutes to figure out an accurate answer.
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Over a decade ago, The Brainy Baby Company created one of the first videos that introduced preschool basics for young children. Today The Brainy Baby Company remains an award-winning leader in videos for children ages 5 and under.
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Abraham Lincoln, who invented a hydraulic device for lifting ships over shoals, was the only US president ever granted a patent.
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