Recycling a single aluminum can provides enough energy to power a television for three hours.
That same amount of energy could light a 100 watt bulb for 4 hours. Recycling all the aluminum cans that were produced in 2002 would have conserved an amount of energy equal to over 30 million barrels of crude oil! If you throw a can in the trash, that’s the equivalent of filling that can halfway with gasoline, and then pouring it all out.
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Michael Jordan is almost never in NBA video games.
All players in the NBA typically fall under the group licensing agreement shared between the players’ union and the league, but in 1992 “His Airness” negotiated his own separate agreement. Subsequently, Jordan’s likeness has not appeared in the annual video game installments featuring players from across the league.
The upcoming “NBA 2K11” will not only have Michael Jordan in the game, but he will also be featured on the cover!…
The odds of a meteor landing on your house are 1 in 182,138,880,000,000.
Your odds of becoming the President of the United States, dating a supermodel, or contracting mad cow disease are much much better than your odds of your house getting hit by a meteor. You’re also more likely to to witness a UFO or die from either a shark attack or from contact with hot tap water.
The only nuts mentioned in the Bible are almonds and pistachios.
There are almonds and pistachios mentioned in Genesis 43:11, and more almonds in Numbers 17:8.
The voice of ‘Fry’ from the TV Show Futurama is also the voice of the Honey Nut Cheerios Bee.
An avid admirer of cartoon voice talents such as the incomparable Mel Blanc, Billy West has built up quite a voice-acting career. In addition to the pair mentioned above, he is also the voice of Nickelodeon cartoon characters Stimpy and Doug from the programs Ren & Stimpy and Doug, respectively.
He is also known as the voice of the Red M&M in the M&Ms candy commercials. You could say that his…
The names of the four ghosts in Pac-Man are Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.
These translate in Japanese to aspect of their ‘personalities.’ Blinky, the red ghost, has a personality of “oikake,” meaning “chaser.” Pinky, the pink ghost, has a personality called “machibuse,” which means “ambusher,” Inky the cyan ghost has been dubbed “kimagure,” which translates to “fickle,” and Clyde the orange ghost is classified as “otoboke,” meaning stupid.
A chameleon can move its eyes in two different directions at the same time.
This allows them to have a complete 360-degree range of vision around their body. When they locate prey, they can focus both their eyes in the same direction. This gives them excellent depth perception.
A clock tower being constructed in Saudi Arabia is bigger than Big Ben.
The Royal Mecca Clock Tower is expected to be the world’s second tallest building and the largest clock tower. Standing at a whopping 1,970 ft tall, it will be over SIX TIMES taller than the former title-holder and most recognizable clock, Big Ben in London. The clock faces on each of its four sides will also have a diameter of 151 ft, which is also a full 128 ft wider than Big Ben.
Upon completion, the clock…
A flea can jump 30,000 times without stopping.
They can also jump 50-100 times their own body height. Also, a flea’s acceleration when jumping is 50 times that of a space shuttle taking off!
Natural gas does not originally have a strong smell.
Natural gas is commonly used for fuel and is composed mainly of methane gas, which is nearly odorless. A tiny amount of an odorant such as t-butyl mercaptan or thiopane is added as a safety feature. These odorants give the gas a very distinct and unpleasant smell in order to make the detection of gas leaks easier.
The initials on your zipper actually mean something.
The initials ‘YKK’ stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha. Headquarted in Japan, the YKK Corporation is the world’s largest zipper manufacturer.
The fastest time for twisting a balloon into a dog shape is 6.5 seconds.
John Cassidy of Mont Clare, PA accomplished this feat at the Balloon Saloon store in New York City on March 28th, 2006. Cassidy also holds the Guinness World Record for the most balloon sculptures completed in one hour – a whopping 747!
Here’s a video of John Cassidy in action!
(Sources: 1, 2, 3)
On the TV show Dexter, the actor who plays Dexter is married to his on-screen ‘sister’.
Co-stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter were married on New Year’s Eve 2009 at an outdoor ceremony in Big Sur, CA. The couple met 3 years ago during the first season of the series, but had been quietly dating for at least a few months prior. Ironically this followed the season 3 finale, in which Hall (Dexter) was married to his onscreen fiancée.
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The average human foot contains over 250,000 sweat glands.
Your feet can pump out over a pint of sweat in a given day. The sweat by itself does not cause your feet to smell, though. All this perspiration attracts bacteria, which eat the sweet and excrete a waste product that can have a strong odor.
This is all completely normal, however – but the reason some feet smell worse than others is simply because some people sweat more than others!
One in five Americans believes in alien abductions.
Men are more likely to believe in alien abductions than women. 1 in 7 Americans say that they or someone they know have had an “encounter” with a UFO.
There’s actually an average of 70,000 UFO sightings every year.
There are only ten human body parts that are 3 letters long.
Eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, gum. Your Scrabble score can thank me later.
Iceland is mostly green and grassy, while Greenland is mainly cold and icy.
Actually, Greenland is up 85% ice caps and glaciers. Even though it would make sense, there’s no truth to the rumor that they switched names.
And while Greenland was so named to encourage settlers, it’s doubtful that Iceland was named to discourage settlers.