Wednesday, August 17, 2011



  • ichthyophobia is the fear of fish
  • if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3...) it totals 5050
  • If you could drive to the sun at a speed of 88.5 km/h (55 mp/h) it would take around 193 years
  • if you filled a matchbox with gold it could be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court
  • if you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue every letter will sound the same
  • if your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times
  • in 1872 Yellowstone in the US was the world's first national park
  • in 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names
  • in 1900 the average life span in the US was 47

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