# Cool Facts

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If you were to stack every person living in America on top of each other (standing up) they would reach far beyond the moon

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I trust your knowledge' date=' but all the same, sources make me trust it just that much more .

The highest temperature ever achieved in a lab is 510 million degrees celsius (that's thirty times hotter than the center of the sun) at the TFTR in Princeton, NJ.

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Thats insane. How do you contain 510 million degrees celsius!

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Thats insane. How do you contain 510 million degrees celsius!

Its only possible for a few seconds, in this time the radiation can't do much.

You can be assured that the chaimber in which they do these tests, it looks like a doughnut!, is well insulated to make sure no heat escapes

Cheers,

Ryan Jones

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Stars at the center of the milky way galaxy are traveling at 1% of light speed, about 3,000 km/s.

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HYPoThAlAmICoHYPoPHYSeAlS

is the longest word that can be spelled using chemicals

Number of letters in the longest word in the latest edition of the Macquarie dictionary = 31

dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

Time taken to travel, at light speed, up a stack of one mole of $2 coins (Aus) to the top = 159,000+/- 20% years #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites The Giraffe gives birth standing, so the baby drops 6 feet to the ground when born. Visualize a building 20 miles wide and 20 miles long and 20 miles tall. This will represent all the space we can see with our technology. To represent all matter that we can see inside this empty space, you drop a single grain of sand. Both facts are from Isaac Asimov's "Book of Facts." (paraphrased by me and my highly fallible brain) However, it was written I believe in 1975 so the 20 mile wide building fact would, of course, be off by now. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Time taken to travel, at light speed, up a stack of one mole of$2 coins (Aus) to the top = 159,000+/- 20% years

Have you accounted for the infinite length contraction you'd have travelling at c?

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i think he means classically and not taking relativity into account. in which case the answer would be zero.

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Memory foam pillows will freeze stiff as a board if exposed to the right cold temperature. You don't want to get whacked with one in a pillow fight, even warm, as they weigh quite a bit.

I just made a trip to northern Utah and had one in a box in the back of my truck, and it got STIFF. So there must be some captive water molecules involved. Anybody know how they are made?

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Wyadotte Cave in southern india contains the worlds highest underground mountain-135 ft. (40.5 m) high!

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If you dropped something from the top of a building and yelled "Look out!" at the same time then even assuming the object had no air resistance, for the object to catch up with the sound of your screem the building would have to be more than 22224.4898 meters high.

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When most substances dissolve they produce an exothermic reaction, Ammonium Nitrate is one of the exceptions and whn added too water cna even cause the solution to freeze!

Cheers,

Ryan Jones

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Memory foam pillows will freeze stiff as a board if exposed to the right cold temperature. You don't want to get whacked with one in a pillow fight' date=' even warm, as they weigh quite a bit.

I just made a trip to northern Utah and had one in a box in the back of my truck, and it got STIFF. So there must be some captive water molecules involved. Anybody know how they are made?[/quote']

Why water? It can't be that the material just has a temperature-dependent elasticity?

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Why water? It can't be that the material just has a temperature-dependent elasticity?

Last chemistry I took was in 1966, so that is why I am asking how it is made, or why it does that.

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The Sun constitues over 99% of the mass of the entire solar system.

Mercury is the only planet with no moons.

While Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, Venus has the highest average temperature due to its runaway greenhouse effect.

The tallest (known) mountain in the Solar System is Mons Olympus on Mars.

The diameter of Jupiter is equivilant to the diameter of 11 Earths stacked on eachother.

Saturn's moon titan has an atmosphere far thicker than Earth's and is composed mostly of nitrogen and methane

The rotational axis of Uranus is tilted almost 90 degrees; its south pole points towards the sun.

Neptune's moon Triton is the coldest body yet obvserved in the solar system.

Pluto has a moon, Charon, which is more than half the diameter of Pluto itself.

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The average American eats 1400 chickens, 21 cows, 14 sheep, and 12 pigs in their lifetime.

Lightning travels at 90000 miles per second - almost half the speed of light.

Sweat produces enough nutrients to feed 65000 bacteria per square inch of the human body.

The brain use 20% of the body's blood supply.

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'']Mercury is the only planet with no moons.

I need a source...I've heard that venus also has no moons. http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/planets/venus/

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I've never seen a moon around venus either. also i was always taught it was "Olympus mons" not "Mons Olympus" however thats nothing compared to a phantom moon

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i was always taught it was "Olympus mons" not "Mons Olympus"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons

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U cant actualy link ur elbow.

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U cant actualy link ur elbow.

you can if you dislocate your arm.

Venus has a day thats longer than its year.

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U cant actualy link ur elbow.

Gene Simmons can. And so can my classmate.

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Cesium Hydroxide has the highest pH possible, 15, and can dissolve glass.

Glass is not actually solid but is a Thixotropic Liquid.

thats like saying you could have a Ph of -1

I'm 11 and I knew that!

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Cesium Hydroxide has the highest pH possible' date=' 15, and can dissolve glass.

Glass is not actually solid but is a Thixotropic Liquid.

thats like saying you could have a Ph of -1

I'm 11 and I knew that![/quote']

But you can have a pH of -1 its just 10mol/l H+ ions.

I've made plenty of acid solutions at this pH