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The largest flying animal was the
pterosaur which lived 70 million years ago. This reptile had a wing span of 36-39 feet(11-11.9 meters) and weighed 190-250
pounds (86-113.5 kilograms).
The Atlantic Giant Squid’s eye can be as
large as 15.75 inches (40 centimeters)
Armadillos, opossums, and sloth’s spend
about 80% of their lives sleeping.
The starfish species, Porcellanaster
ivanovi, has been found to live in water as
deep as 24,881 feet (7,584 meters).
The tentacles of the giant Arctic jellyfish
can reach 120 feet (36.6 meters) in length.
The greatest tide change on earth occurs in the Bay of Fundy. The difference between low tide and high tide can be as great as 54ft. 6 in. (16.6 meters).
The highest temperature produced in a
laboratory was 920,000,000 F
(511,000,000 C) at the Tokamak Fusion
Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA.
The most powerful laser in the world, the
Nova laser at Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory, CA, USA, generates a pulse of energy equal to 100,000,000,000,000 watts of power
for .000000001 second to a target the size of a grain of sand.
The fastest computer in the world is the
CRAY Y-MP C90 supercomputer. It has
two gigabytes of central memory and 16
parallel central processor units.
The heaviest human brain ever recorded
weighed 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2.3 kg.).
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.
The largest cave in the world (the Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia) is 2,300 feet (701meters) long, 980 feet (299 meters) wide, and more than 230 feet (70 meters) high.
The hottest planet in the solar system is
Venus, with an estimated surface
temperature of 864 F (462 C).
The ears of a cricket are located on the
front legs, just below the knee.
The first electronic digital computer (called ENIAC – the Electronic Numerical
Integrator and Calculator) was developed
in 1946 and contained over 18,000
The leg muscles of a locust are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.
The cosmos contains approximately
There are between 100,000,000,000 and
1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal
Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.
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.