Quantifiable: did you knows

  • 80% of all people hit by lightning are men 
  • A nanosecond is one billionth of a second 
  • Men change their minds 2 to 3 times more than women (women tend to take longer to make a decision but once they do they are more likely to stick to it) 
  • Sound travels 10 times faster through granite than air 
  • The average pool cue is 1.4m (4.75ft) long 
  • There are only 3 sets of letters on a keyboard which are in alphabetical order (f g h, j k l, and o p) 
  • A bumble bee flaps its wings at 160 times a second 
  • A dragonfly can fly at 40kph (25mph) 
  • Flies can react to an object it sees and change direction in less than 30 milliseconds 
  • A queen bee can lay up to 3,000 eggs in one day 
  • Ants can lift 50 times their own weight 
  • 80% of the world’s food crops are pollinated by insects 
  • 10% of with world’s food supply is consumed by insects 
  • It takes 110 silkworm cocoons to make an average tie 
  • Queen termites can live up to 50 years 
  • Caterpillars have over 2,000 muscles 
  • The fastest insect is the Australian dragon fly (its top speed is 57 km/h (35mp/h)) 
  • There are over 100,000 different species of butterflies 
  • There are over 80,000 different species of ants 
  • An area of the Suns surface to the equivalent of a postage stamp would shine with the brightness of over 1,500,000 candles 


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