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Monday, April 14, 2014
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT...
You are going to say, "I didn't know that!"at least 5 times. Really neat stuff here:
Alaska More than half of the coastline of the entire
United States is in Alaska.
Antarctica Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country. Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica. This ice also represents seventy percentof all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert. The average yearly total precipitation is about twoinches. Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it is ice), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.
Canada Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ' Big Village '.
Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.
Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan
carries the designation M-1. So named because it was the first paved road anywhere.
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
The full name of Los Angeles is: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de
Los Angelesde Porciuncula It can be abbreviated to 3.6% of its size: L.A.
New York City
The term 'The Big Apple' was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930's who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.
There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin , Ireland ; more Italians in New York City than in Rome , Italy ; And more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel .
There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio . . .
every one is man-made.
The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy (in 133 B.C.) There is a city called Rome on every continent.
Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.
Chances that a road is unpaved: in the U.S.A = 1%; in Canada = 75% Russia
The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Super deep Borehole, in Russia . It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles.) It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen - so massive that the mud coming from the hole was boiling with it. United States
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
I have always said, you should learn something new every day. Unfortunately, many of us are at that age where what we learn today, we forget tomorrow.