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By 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth.
On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.
It was invented by Lyndsay Williams, in the Girton Labs, her idea is that people can place them at strategic places around the house with reminders such as 'take the bread out of the oven', or 'time for my vitamin pill.
Look out for the post-it notes in 2009, they should be about for a pack of ten.
Letters 'a', 'b', 'c' and 'd' do not appear if you spell any of the numbers between 1 and 99 [Funnily enough, letter 'd' comes for the first time in Hundred] In addition, letters 'a', 'b' and 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999 [Strange, but true, letter 'a' comes for the first time in Thousand] Neither letter 'b' nor 'c' appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999,999,999 [Letter 'b' comes for the first time in Billion] Letter 'c' does not appear anywhere in the spellings of entire English counting.
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This is because of the space and placement of the heart Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine Corals take a long time to grow.
The name for this is exoskelton Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the U.
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Since the word for Christ in the Greek language is Xristos, which starts with the letter "X," they started putting the X in place of Christ and came up with the short form for the word Christmas Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages China has more English speakers than the United States Pitcher Darold Knowles once pitched all seven games of one World Series In a day, kids in the U. that are between the ages of 2 - 8 spend 28 minutes of their time coloring The Ancient Greek women made a type of cheek blush by painting their cheeks with herbal pastes which was made out of crushed berries and seeds Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government Macadamia nuts are not sold in their shells because it takes 300 pounds per square inch of pressure to break the shell Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world Before 1928, yo-yos used to be called bandalores in the United States The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." This legendary book is now known as the "Wicked Bible." The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896.