Quantifiable: did you knows

  • More than 1,000,000 Earths could fit inside the Sun 
  • It takes 1,100 watts to power a toaster 
  • There are exactly 1,048,576 bytes in 1 megabyte 
  • Rainbows can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon (the sun needs to be less than 40 above the horizon) 
  • All hurricanes form over the sea and can last up to 10 days 
  • There are over 225,000 trees in New York’s Central Park 
  • 80% of the world’s rose species come from Asia 
  • 8.5 million tons of water evaporates from the Dead Sea every day 
  • It takes 5 years for an oyster to produce a medium sized pearl 
  • The average mature oak tree sheds over 700,000 leaves in Autumn 
  • 20% of China’s plants are used in medicine 
  • The diameter of Jupiter is 152,800km (88 700 miles) 
  • The diameter of Earth is 12,756 km (7,926 miles) 
  • The diameter of the sun is 1,390,000km (865,000 miles) 
  • Mount Everest is 8.9km (5.5 miles) high 
  • Dolphin’s can detect underwater sounds from 24 km (15 miles) away 
  • Dinosaurs lived on Earth for over 165 million years before they became extinct 
  • Jellyfish have been on Earth for over 650 million years (How old is planet earth?) 
  • Sharks have been on Earth for over 400 million years 
  • Some dinosaurs had tails over 13m (45 feet) long 


Categories: Origin Of Things

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