Tag Archives: Fun Facts

Star Eater

Albert Einstein thought that a black hole—

A collapsed star so dense that even light

Could not escape its thrall—was too

Preposterous a notion to be real.

Einstein was wrong.

Michael Finkel, “The Truth about Black Holes,” National Geographic Magazine, March, 2014, page 88.

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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World’s Longest Rivers

World’s Longest Rivers

1.Nile (Africa)

2.Amazon (South America)

3.Mississippi (North America)

4.Yangtze (Asia)

5.Venlsey (Asia)

Associated Press World Atlas, pg. 6

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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The Depth of the Ocean

Hello, All!!

I know that learning any thing new is the farthest thing from your mind at this point , but I thought I’d toss out some fun facts for the day. Have fun, everyone. :>)

Greatest Depth in Each Ocean:

Arctic: North Polar Basin  18,040 ft.

Atlantic:  Milwuakee  Depth (Puerto Rico Trench)  30,238 ft.

Indian: Java Trench  24,436 ft.

Pacific:  Challenger Deep (Mariana Trench)  36,192 ft.

Associated Press, World Atlas, New York, 1988, page 6.

 

Dr. Larry day is a retired J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co

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