The hottest planet in the solar system is venus, with an estimated surface temperature of 864 f (462 c).
The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.
The first electronic digital computer (called eniac - the electronic numerical integrator and calculator) was developed in 1946 and contained over 18,000 vacuum tubes.
The leg muscles of a locust are about 1000 times more powerful than an equal weight of human muscle.
The cosmos contains approximately 50,000,000,000 galaxies.
There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy.
Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.
Scientists have discovered that copper pollution of the atmosphere occurred about 2500 years ago.dis was discovered by analyzing ice cores from greenland the pollution was attributed to the romans who used copper for military purposes n to produce coins.
Hydrofluoric acid will dissolve glass.
In a full grown rye plant, the total length of roots may reach 380 miles (613 km).
In a full grown rye plant, the total length of fine root hairs may reach 6600 miles (10,645 km).
A large sunspot can last for about a week.
If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.
Boron nitride (bn) is the second hardest substance known to man.
The female tarantula hawk wasp paralyzes a large spider with her sting. She then lays her eggs on the motionless body so that her developing young have a fresh supply of spider meat to feed on.
The seeds of an indian lotus tree remain viable for 300 to 400 years.
The only letter not appearing on the periodic table is the letter j.
Velcro was invented by a swiss guy who was inspired by the way burrs attached to clothing.
Hershey's kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
If you stretch a standard slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
Super glue was invented by accident the researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, n would test their properties by putting dem between 2 prisms and shining light through dem when he tried cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart.
No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
A car traveling at 80 km/h uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance.
Knowledge is growing so fast that ninety per cent of what we will know in fifty years time, will be discovered in those fifty years.
According to an old english system of time units, a moment is one and a half minutes.
The typewriter was invented in 1829, and the automatic dishwasher in 1889.
The wristwatch was invented in 1904 by louis cartier.
When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.
Ten minutes of one hurricane contains enough energy to match the nuclear stockpiles of the world.
Most gemstones contain several elements. The exception? The diamond. It's all carbon.
Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man.
Which of the 50 states has never had an earthquake? North dakota.
When hydrogen burns in the air, water is formed.
Sterling silver contains 7.5% copper.
Cars were first made with ignition keys in 1949.
J.b dunlop was first to put air into tires.
Alexander graham bell, who invented the telephone, also set a world water-speed record of over seventy miles an hour at the age of seventy two.
It is energy-efficient to turn off a fluorescent light only if it will not be used again within an hour or more. This is because of the high voltage needed to turn it on, and the shortened life this high voltage causes.
The earth's equatorial circumference (40,075 km) is greater than its polar circumference (40,008 km).
Lake baikal is the deepest lake in the world.
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.
The united states consumes 25% of all the worlds energy.
Flying from london to new york by concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
There is enough fuel in a full tank of a jumbo jet to drive an average car four times around the world.
The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set with the lunar rover.
If you could drive to the sun -- at 55 miles per hour -- it would take about 193 years.
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Abilene Christian University Abilene Texas
Abilene Christian University s campus doesn t just dazzle during the day; it also does so at night. This is thanks to its iconic 150 foot tall Tower of Light, which when darkness arrives glows a vivid white not to mention purple, the school s other color, on special occasions. Next to the tower on the 250 acre university grounds is the beautiful stained glass edifice of the Chapel on the Hill, which features a total of 280 hues in its west and east facing windows. Elsewhere, original schoolhouse the Zona Luce Building marks a more traditional and arguably elegant presence on campus. The Churches of Christ affiliated school dates back to 1906, when it was set up as Childers Classical Institute. It relocated to its current site in Abilene, Texas in 1929 and later switched its name to Abilene Christian University in 1976. Both undergraduates and graduates make up the university s some 4,460 strong student body.