Wednesday, 15 June 2011

#6 Grizzly Bear Facts

Did you know that the grizzly bear (Ursus horribilis) can weigh up to 800lbs and reach heights of up to 8 foot when standing on its rear legs. It's been known for these beats to be able to run at 40km/h which is faster than an olympic athlete.
Bears are omnivores so will just as happily consume berries, fruits, pine nuts and roots!Learn more here

#6 Lots of COWS!

India has more cows than any other country. There are over 280 MILLION (281,700,000) cows in India. That's more than a quarter of the entire world population of cows in JUST ONE COUNT(28.29% to be precise).

To put that into perspective the United States has only 96,669,000 cows (less than half the number of cows that India has). The Indian cow population is higher than the American dog and cat populations combined (77.5 million dogs and 93.6 million owned cats).

It's even higher than the U.S. car population, which is also a really huge number: 246 million cars at the end of 2009.
(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

#5 Voldemort from Harry Potter used to play Jesus.

Ralph Fiennes, also played the voice of Jesus Christ in The Miracle Maker, a stop-motion film about Jesus' life. He also preformed the singing voice of Rameses in The Prince of Egypt.
(Find out more here

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Monday, 13 June 2011

The UK is the center of Wikipedia.

Ever look up an article on Wikipedia and after clicking on different links find yourself looking at something completely different? If you started researching the United Kingdom, in a few clicks you could be anywhere.

On average it takes only 3.67 clicks to get from the article about the United Kingdom to any of the other 2,111,479 articles on Wikipedia. Strangely, the first runner-up for the title of "Center of Wikipedia" is former tennis pro Billie Jean King (3.68) followed closely by the United States (3.69).

Interested? Find out more HERE

I hope he reads this, I've got over 400 referrals from his blog! Cheers buddy.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

#4 UK citizens are the most surveyed people in the world.

There are up to 4.2 million surveillance cameras in Britain. That averages out to roughly 1 camera for every 14 people! Britain is also the worst country in the Western world at protecting individual privacy. The two worst countries in this regard are Malaysia and China, but Britain makes it to the top five due to its constant surveillance.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

#3 Instant-Weld!

In space, if unprotected pieces of metal touch each other, they stick together permanently.

The oxygen on Earth keeps this from happening. On the outside of all metal there's a layer of oxidized metal that prevents metal from sticking together.

In space, there is no oxidation layer. When pieces of metal come into contact with each other in space, they stick together to become one continuous piece of metal.

Friday, 10 June 2011

#2 Mobile Phone Facts

Bet you never knew these facts!

The first text message was sent in 1992.

The first mobile phone made it into consumer's hands in 1982. Each weighed about 2 pounds.

The first mobile phone call was made from the top of Everest on the 21st May 2007.

On Average Americans spend 2.7 hours per day socialising on their mobile phone, that over twice the amount of time they spend eating, and over 1/3 of the time they spend sleeping each day

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Day #1 - Facts about beer!

 Bet your never knew these facts!

After consuming a vibrant brew called Aul or Ale, the Vikings would go fearlessly to the battlefield, without their armour, or even their shirts. The "Berserk" means "bear shirt" in Norse, and eventually to the meaning of wild battles.

On October 17 of 1814, a rupture in a brewery tank containing 3,500 barrels of beer caused a flood of fatal proportions in the London parish of St. Giles. The wave of beer swept victims off their feet, dashed them against walls, and buried them under debris. Two houses were demolished in the sea of beer suddenly loosed upon town, and nine people lost their lives in the flood of suds. 

The first beer cans were produced in 1935.

Over 35 billion gallons of beer are sold each year. Compare that to around 46 billion gallons of bottled water being produced each year and you realize that we drink nearly as much beer as bottled water.

A meadophile is a person who studies beer bottles.

A pint of Guinness has a whopping 210 calories!