Fun Facts, July 31

On this last day of July, here are some fun facts to get you through the day and into the weekend. Have a great weekend everyone!!!

• An inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain water is equivalent to 15 inches (38.1 centimeters) of dry, powdery snow.

• The word “novel” originally derived from the Latin novus, meaning “new.”

• Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

• The baseball home plate is 17 inches wide.

• The British, the highest per capita spenders on music, buy 7,2% of the world music market.

• Joseph Niepce developed the world’s first photographic image in 1827.

• An exocannibal eats only enemies. An indocannibal eats only friends.

• Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

• The Earth’s average velocity orbiting the sun is 107,220 km per hour.

• There is a high and low tide because of our moon and the Sun.

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~ by kuiperactive on July 31, 2009.

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