Saturday, January 16, 2016

Things I learned lately - 16 Jan

  • If an atom were the size of an NFL football stadium, the nucleus would be the size of a pea at the 50 yard line.
  • If the Milky Way were the size of the US, the solar system would be the size of a quarter.
  • Daredevil Gregg Godfrey jumped his semi-truck 166 feet to set a new world record and beat the previous record by more than 100 feet during the festivities at Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana.
  • Dutch company VolkerWessels aims to build roads entirely from recycled plastic that has been salvaged from oceans and incineration plants. They are so durable, they should last 50 years or more and are still recyclable after that.
  • You imagine objects via a view from above and tilted. Don't believe me? Ask someone to draw a coffee cup.

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