Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Uncle John's Facts



Here are a few interesting tidbits picked off Uncle John’s Page a Day calendar and his 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader:

The Himalayan Mountains take up 1/10th of the Earth’s land mass. Do you realize how big that is? That is 10 % of the Earth is Himalayan Mountain country. And every lot would have a view! Realtors and developers where is your get-up and go?

Mosquito Eggs can survive in a dehydrated state for five years. How long can a human embryo survive in in a dehydrated state? It looks they are going to win.

Only 16% if able-bodied males in the 13 American Colonies fought in the Revolution. I’m sure there is a message there, someplace. That is almost one out of six was ready to give his life, if need be, for independence. Which also means "only" one out of six.

In 2003 the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 200 people living in Indianapolis commuted to work by subway or ferry. However, there are no subways or ferries in Indianapolis. So, just how valuable are those statistics the Census Bureau gives us?

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2 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

If they move the Himalayas to a warm climate, I'd move....LOL

5:09 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
I plan on staying here the rest of my life, so if I won't move to the mountains, maybe the mountains will move to me.

10:44 AM  

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