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100 lightning strikes occur worldwide every second

lightning

Average 100 lightning strikes occur worldwide every second.  Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon, yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity. The average number of strikes varies with location, season, and many other variables. A number of studies have been done using lightning detection networks located in some countries and using ... Read More »

Animals that can see behind without turning

Parrot and Rabbit

In this world there are only two animals that can see behind without turning their heads. They are Parrot & Rabbit. Animals which have a very wide field of view that actually extends far enough around the head that they can see behind them. These animals would need to have eyes on the sides of their heads, rather than the front. ... Read More »

Longest officially recognized place name

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu

Longest officially recognized place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, has 85 letters. It’s the name for a hill, 305 metres (1,000 ft) high, close to Porangahau, New Zealand. Read More »

Beauty of Mathematics

Math

1 x 8 + 1 = 9 12 x 8 + 2 = 98 123 x 8 + 3 = 987 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432 123456789 x 8 + ... Read More »

75 acres of pizza are eaten in U.S. everyday

Pizza

About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in the United States everyday. Pizza became most popular in America after soldiers stationed in Italy returned from World War II.  During the latter half of the 20th century, pizza in the United States became an iconic dish of considerable popularity. Often, “Americanized” foods such as barbecued chicken and bacon cheeseburgers are used ... Read More »

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