Did You Know – 12/6/2010


The deepest part of the ocean is 35,813 feet (10,916 meters) deep and occurs in the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. At that depth the pressure is 18,000 pounds (9172 kilograms) per square inch.


A car traveling at 80 km/h uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance.


The female Tarantula Hawk wasp paralyzes a large spider with her sting. She then lays her eggs on the motionless body so that her developing young have a fresh supply of spider meat to feed on.


Scientists have discovered that copper pollution of the atmosphere occurred about 2500 years ago. This was discovered by analyzing ice cores from Greenland. The pollution was attributed to the Romans who used copper for military purposes and to produce coins.


There is enough fuel in a full tank of a Jumbo Jet to drive an average car four times around the world.


As an adult, you have more than 20 square feet of skin on your body–about the same square footage as a blanket for a queen-sized bed.

There are 60,000 miles (97,000 km) in blood vessels in every human.

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