Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Random Facts

Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree in the White House. 7 out of 10 people believe in life after death. The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats. A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists. A cesium atom in an atomic clock that beats over nine billion times a second. African Baobab tree's circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it. Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996 they used a special technology to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals. Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day. Cubic Zirconia is 55% heavier than real diamonds. Research indicates that plants grow healthier when they are stroked. Roses generally need around 6 hours of sunlight to grow properly. The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins. Thomas Watson, who was the chairman of IBM in 1943 predicted that their would probably only be a world market for five computers.

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