Americans use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper each year. That’s 20% of all the toilet paper used in the world. Even though the US only makes up about 4% of the worlds population
A Four State Study concluded that 72% of shipping carts have fecal bacteria on them. There is actually LESS fecal bacteria in the bathrooms at the store. There’s about 50% had e-coli on them
Scientists dud a long-term study where they interviewed high school students, then tracked them down 35 years later. They found that the kids in the top 5th of popularity rankings earned more than 10% more than the ones who were in the bottom fifth
Yeah it sucked an all, and was really expensive. But the reality of it is that the TOTALL amount of radiation that was released was about the equivalent of about one sixth of a single chest X-ray
People love to joke around and say how most of the methane gas out there comes from cow farts. However cow farts aren’t a thing. They do emit methane but it comes from burping. Cows burp because they are ruminants, and burping is part of the digestive process.
Doctors who work in the operating room may want to start playing video games. A study published in the Archives of Surgery found that doctors who played video games for more than three hours each week made 37 percent fewer surgical errors than those who didn’t. They also performed 27 percent faster and scored 42 percent better on a the test of surgical skills.
According to the researchers, this supports earlier findings that video games can improve “fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, visual attention, depth perception, and computer competency.”
Some songs affect you more than others, pumping you up with energy or making you cry ugly tears. And then there are tunes that give you the chills. When that happens, it’s due to the fact that your brain reacts to the stimulation by releasing dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter that causes pleasure.
If the sun were hollow, you could fit a million Earths inside it, according to Cornell’s Ask an Astronomer. That’s because the sun has a radius 100 times that of the Earth
Some areas of the planet experience extreme weather more often than others. But at any given time there are an estimated 2,000 thunderstorms happening in different locations on Earth, according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory.
Annually, there are about 16 million thunderstorms across the globe and around 100,000 of them occur somewhere in the United States.
People are taught, you can always find your way home if you follow the north star because it’s the brightest star in the sky. Well, it’s not. The Brightest Star is Sirius, also known as the Dog Star. Sirius means “glowing” in Greek. But not only is The North Star Not the brightest, it’s not even close. It’s actually around the 50th brightest star in the sky