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Postby Rippling Brook » Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:02 pm

Just thought I would share this with you..

If you know of any others please share them too :)

Only about 1.6 percent of the water on Earth is fresh.
Most of it is locked — unusable for living things — in
snow and the ice at the poles and on the peaks of the
highest mountains.


In 1507, the first globular map was published showing the
Western Hemisphere. It was printed at St. Die in the Vosges
Mountains of Alsac, and it was the first map to use the term "America."



Pink elephants? In regions of India where the soil is red,
elephants take on a permanent pink tinge because they
regularly spray dust over their bodies to protect themselves
against insects.
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Postby Rippling Brook » Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:35 pm

One-quarter of all car journeys are less than two miles. A 3km walk uses up about half the energy in a small bar of chocolate. The same distance by car expends 10 times as much energy but from the wrong source. We can make chocolate but oil reserves are finite.


Car dependence is a global public health issue of which gasoline wars are only one facet. Every day about 3,000 people die and 30,000 people are seriously injured on the world's roads in traffic crashes. More than 85% of the deaths are in low and middle-income countries, with pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers bearing most of the burden. Most of the victims will never own a car, and many are
children.
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Postby Rippling Brook » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:44 am

More than 45,000 pieces of plastic debris float on every square mile of ocean.


The most common place name in Britain is Newton, which occurs 150 times.
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Postby Rippling Brook » Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:06 pm

Natural Disasters...

Tangshan, China, suffered the deadliest earthquake of the 20th century on July 28, 1976. One quarter of the population was killed or seriously injured, with an estimated 242,000 people killed.
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Postby Rippling Brook » Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:24 am

Selenologists study the Moon, as geologists study Earth.



The planet Venus does not tilt as it goes around the Sun, so consequently, it has no seasons. On Mars, however, the seasons are more exaggerated and last much longer than on Earth.



Scientists believe that hydrogen comprises approximately 90 to 99 percent of all matter in the universe.
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