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How far is it to the center of the Earth?

The distance from the surface of the Earth to its center is about 3,963 miles (6,378 kilometers). The planet is mainly fluid. The solid part of the Earth, manzanaits surface, is only 41 miles (66 kilometers) thick; thinner than the skin of an apple, relatively speaking.

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One click

Whenever you feel you have the whole world in your hands or if on the other hand your problems overwhelm you too much, just push the red button:

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How Naive I Was


How much time  do you think it took me to make this banner?

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and this one?

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what about this one?

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The four of them: 23 seconds.

Everytime I saw one of this banners I thought about how dedicated, patient and full of spare time had the people who made them. How naive… I discovered this site which makes all the hard work. You can choose between more than 200 typographies, enter the text and voilá the work is done.

If you want to impress somebody, you now know.

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If the world’s population were reduced to 100…

… it would look something like this:

Link to the site: http://www.miniature-earth.com/

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Searching for LIFE

Aeronave Kepler

This APOD, shows the trail left by the Delta II rocket which is taking the Kepler sapaceship into space. This picture was taken in Florida 3 miles from Cape Canaveral.

Kepler’s mission is to search earth-like planets with a temperature capable of keeping liquid water in its surface, as we know, an essential element for LIFE.

We’ll be surprised really soon.

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The Other Europe


It is not the old continent, it’s one of Jupiter’s moons. This APOD was taken by the Galileo spaceship during its mission while orbiting Jupiter from 1995 to 2003.

Europa is almost the same size as the Moon, it is only smoother and has less highlands and less craters than our natural satellite.

There’s evidence that underneath its ice surface, liquid oceans may exist. If the ice layer is thin enough, a mission has been planned to find out if there’s life in these oceans.

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Test your hearing sense

If you love to hear music really loud and when you sleep nothing can wake you up. I suggest you to take this little test to see how good or bad your hearing sense is.

Just click the play button.

Did you hear it?

If you did, congratulations!! Specially if you are over 25 years old because supposedly only people younger than this age can hear it. This tone has been used in shopping malls and stores as a deterrent device to keep teenagers from loitering, as it seems, the longer you listen to it, the more annoying it gets.

Note: I’ve applied this test to my mom (she’s 53 years old) and she didn’t hear it, I also tried it on one of my sisters (19 years old) and she did hear it. So far the hypothesis is true.

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Importance of Punctuation

Seen in: http://sabino.tumblr.com/post/76007615

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15 things you didn’t know

  1. St. John was the only one of the 12 Apostles to die a natural death.
  2. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not Irish.
  3. Sliced bread was patented by a jeweler, Otto Rohwedder, in 1928. He had been working on it for 16 years, having started in 1912.
  4. The Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence – he invented dynamite.
  5. Coffee is the second largest item of international commerce in the world. The largest is petrol.
  6. The magic word “Abracadabra” was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.
  7. Albert Einstein was once offered the Presidency of Israel. He declined saying he had no head for problems.
  8. The “Hundred Years War” lasted 116 years.
  9. One of Queen Victoria’s wedding gift was a 3 meter diameter, half ton cheese.
  10. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother, they were both deaf.
  11. Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
  12. Marie Curie, who twice won the Nobel Prize, and discovered radium, was not allowed to become a member of the prestigious French Academy because she was a woman.
  13. The national flag of Italy was designed by Napoleon Bonaparte.
  14. More money is spent each year on alcohol and cigarettes than on life insurance.
  15. There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.

Source: http://home.bitworks.co.nz/trivia/human.htm

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