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Your Weight on Another Planet

 

Number of Planetary Moons

The Moh………..the Merrier.  The Mohs Scale

 

The Cost of Organ Transplants.

*Note, Professor Sy Yentz had his ruptured appendix removed. You can have it for free.

Animal Superlatives

 

Trees A Crowd – The World’s Tallest Plants

 

Greatest Amount of Rainfall

 

DeepestOceans

Greatest Amount of Rainfall

The Fastest and (1) Slowest Fish

Which Animals Can Run Faster Than a Human?

How fast does sound travel in different media?

 

       The South Venus Diet: Your Weight on Another Planet

       Planet       Earth"Weight"                  Planet Weight

       Mercury           0.37    Times

       Venus              0.88    Times

       Earth              1.00     Times           125                125

       Mars               0.38     Times           125                47.5

       Jupiter            2.51     Times

       Saturn             1.07    Times

       Uranus             0.93    Times

       Neptune           1.23    Times

       Pluto               0.04    Times

       Earth's Moon      0.17    Times

 

Yes kiddees, once upon a time.....Pluto was a planet but some mean men demoted it to dwarf planet, the astronomical equivalent of Dopey, Happy, or Sneezy.

What we know grows from day to day – for the latest go to

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/index.html

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Swooning Over Moons in the Planetary Sense

 

Planet                 Number of Moons         

Mercury              0

Venus                 0

Earth                  1                

Mars                  2                

Jupiter                63

Saturn                60              

Uranus                27

Neptune               13              

Pluto                   3

Yes kiddees, once upon a time.....Pluto was a planet but some mean men demoted it to dwarf planet, the astronomical equivalent of Dopey, Happy, or Sneezy.

What we know grows from day to day – for the latest go to

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/index.html

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                                The Moh………..the Merrier.  The Mohs Scale

 

Hardness          Mineral                   Comment

 

1                           Talc                      Hardness 1-2 can be scratched by a fingernail

2                           Gypsum                  Hardness 2-3 can be scratched by a copper coin

3                           Calcite                   Hardness3-6 can be scratched by  steel

4                           Fluorite

5                           Apatite                  Means you're  hungry(ha ha ha..just kidding)

6                           Orthoclase             Hardness 6-7  will not scratch glass

7                           Quartz                           

8                           Topaz                    Hardness 8-10 will scratch glass

9                           Corundum

10                                              Diamond

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Doctor, Doctor........"It hurts right here.."


Doctor, Doctor " it hurts when I do this"...."Well don't do that anymore" (ancient vaudeville joke)


 The Cost of Organ Transplants.

 

Organ

Number of Transplants

Mean Cost

Success Rate %

Heart

1,689

$ 148,000

82.8

 

Heart/Lung

67     

210,000

56.9

 

Kidney        

8,942

51,000

92-97

 

Liver

2,191 

235,000

76

 

Lung

91     

225,000

48.4

 

Pancreas

428   

70,000       

89.1

 

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Animal Superlatives

Tallest animal                          African Giraffe          19.6 ft.

Largest and                            Blue Whale               105 ft           

heaviest animal                         Blue Whale               195 tons

Largest eyes                           Blue Whale               5 inches

Largest land carnivore               Polar Bear                8 1/2ft.

Largest ears                           Male African Elephant   3 ft. wide

Largest pinniped                  Northern Elephant Seal      19.75 ft.

Largest  primate                      Gorilla                    6 ft.

Smallest mammal                Kitt's Hog-nosed Bat          6in. wingspan

Largest crustacean                    Spider Crab              11 ft. long

Largest lizard                   Komodo Dragon                  10 ft.

Largest turtle                         Leatherback                     5ft. long -                                                                                   weighs 1,300 lbs.

Longest snake                   Anaconda                         37.5 ft.

Longest venomous snake        King Cobra                       18 ft.    

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Trees A Crowd – The World’s Tallest Plants

 

                   Plant                                                  Height

                   1.  California Redwood                         366 feet

                   2.  Bamboo                                          121 feet

                   3.  Alsophila excelsa (tree fern)           60 feet

                   4.  Saguaro cactus                               52 feet

                   5.  Orchid                                           25 feet

                   6.  Callie grass                                    18 feet.

                                                Flowers

                   1.  Sunflower                                      23 1/2 feet

                      2.  Hollyhock                                    18 ft. 9 in.

                   3.  Dahlia                                            9ft. 10 in.

                   4.  Lupin                                             6ft. 10  in.

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Greatest Amount of Rainfall

Time duration

Inches

Centimeters

Place

1 minute

1.5

3.8

Barst, Gaudeloupe

West Indies, 11/26/1970

24 hours

73.2

187

Cilaos, La Reunion, Indian Ocean

March 15-16, 1952

24 hours in US

19

48.3

Alvin, Texas

July 25,26 1979

Calendar Month

366.14

930

Cherrapunji, Meghlaya

India, July 1861

12 Months

1,041.78

2646

Cherrapunji, Meghlaya

India, Aug.1 1960 - July 1861

12 Months in US

739

1877

Kukui, Maui

Hawaii, December 1981-December 1982

 Source: Handy Science Answer Book

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          Deepest Oceans

From World Atlas.comhttp://worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/deepest.htm

The planet isapproximately 71% water and contains (5) five oceans, including the Arctic,Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern.

#1Pacific Ocean(35,837 ft) (10,924 meters)
#2Atlantic Ocean(30,246 ft) (9,219 meters)
#3Indian Ocean(24,460 ft) (7,455 meters)
#4Caribbean Sea(22,788 ft) (6,946 meters)
#5ArcticOcean(18,456 ft) (5,625 meters)
#6South China Sea(16,456 ft)(5,016 meters)
#7Bering Sea(15,659 ft) (4,773 meters)
#8Mediterranean Sea(15,197 ft) (4,632 meters)
#9Gulf of Mexico(12,425 ft) (3,787 meters)
#10Japan Sea(12,276 ft) (3,742meters

 

The Fastest and (1) Slowest Fish


Fish

Speed

 

Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus

68.18 mph

Mako Shark, Isurus oxyrinchus:

 60 mph

Marlin,Tetrapturussp

 50 mph

Wahoo,Acanthocybium solandri

48.5 mph

Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus thynnus

43.4 mph

Blue Shark, Prionace glauca

 43 mph

Bonefish, Albula vulpes

40 mph

Swordfish, Xiphius gladius

 40 mph

Slowest Fish:Sea Horse

0.01 mph

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Which Animals Can Run Faster Than a Human?

Actually there are 24 species that can run faster. Here are some:

Animal Maximum  Speed                                                                                               M.P.H.               K.P.H

Cheetah 

70

112.6

Pronghorn antelope

61

 98.1

Lion

50

80.5

Horse

47.5

76.4

Elk

45

72.4

Coyote

43

69.2

Zebra

40

60.4

Rabbit

35

56.3

Reindeer

32

51.3

Giraffe

32

51.3

Human

27.9

44.9

We note that the cheetah, lion, and coyote are carnivores.

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What Did You Say?

How fast does sound travel in different media?

          Medium                           Speed of Sound (meters/second)

          Air (0 degrees C)                                331

          Air (20 degrees C)                              343

          Air (100 degrees C)                             366

          Helium (0 degrees C)                             965

          Mercury                                             1452

          Water (20 degrees C)                         1482

          Lead                                                   1960

          Wood (oak)                                         3950

          Copper                                               5010

          Glass                                                  5640

          Steel                                                  5960

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