Strange but True!


This is what sand looks like under a microscope!

There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth.  It’s true!  Think about it.

Time-wise, Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramids.

Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.

Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia. Say what?!

You are twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine as you are by a shark. Don’t look for “vending machine week” on the Discovery Channel anytime soon, however.

Not once in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme does it mention that he’s an egg. Humpty Dumpty really cracks me up! Sorry.

There are more fake flamingos in the world (mostly in Florida) than real flamingos.

If you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a rock down, it would take 42 minutes to reach the bottom.

The amount of water on earth never increases or decreases, it just gets moved around by evaporation and rain. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%. Hmmm.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings. Time sure do change!

One third of the land in the United States is owned by our federal or state governments.

If you see a statue in a park (these are becoming more and more rare) of a person on a horse, and the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. Now you know!

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike each year than all the Nike factory workers in Asia combined. Swoosh!

Americans get an average of just 10 vacation days per year. Here’s a list of “minimum” days of vacation from some other countries:

Austria 35

Portugal 35

Germany 34

Spain 34

France 31

Belgium 30

Italy 30

New Zealand 30

Most other countries at least 20

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”   – Vincent Van Gogh

micro sand


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