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The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.
The search engine Google got its name from the word ‘googol’, which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it.
The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
-40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
4.5 pounds of sunlight strike the Earth each day.
41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time.
9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive!
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second!
A 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.
A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball made of rubber.
A Boeing 747 airliner holds 57,285 gallons of fuel.
A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
A car traveling 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.
A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats over nine billion times a second.
A comet's tail always points away from the sun.
A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.
A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!
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