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  1. I’m curious and also thinking about what you will be covering below.

  2. Great post, but 2 points I cant resist making. 1/ Snails have been known to sleep for up to 12 years. 2/ No 20 should read "The shortest war ever was 38 minutes long between Britain and Zanzibar, and not a single shot was fired."

  3. 21 is not correct. If that was the case, during 6 months midday and midnight would switch places according to the clock.

  4. Nr. 21 is not correct. If that was the case, during 6 months midday and midnight would switch places according to the clock.

      • Actually, the reason we have leap years is because it takes the planet slightly longer than 365 days to orbit the sun.

        • If each year was longer than we were calculating, why would we ADD an extra day to it every four years?

          • well as you said. each year is longer than we were calculating. so the years we use are SHORTER. so in order to even it out we have to ADD. 🙂
            and @kevin: i googled it. it's not correct. the average rotation time is 24 hours. and it would not even anything out to add a day: we would still be about one hour ahead after 15 days, if we would be about 4 minutes ahead every day. that makes 2 hours every month and 12 hours in 6 month. i think we would notice that 😀 (you know, if it were completely dark at like 1pm and hot and sunny at midnight…)

          • Keep in mind that, in six months, we will be on the opposite side of the Sun. When our planet faces the same direction as it did six months earlier, day and night will indeed switch. The earth rotates on its axis every 23h 56m 4s, but our day is 24h because slightly more than one rotation is needed to account for the revolution of the Earth around the Sun in order for our clocks to match the day/night cycle.

  5. #4, really? 14 people are over 200 years old ? Don’t you mean since 1900 instead of 1800?

    • Orrrrr it could be possible that they were born in 1899 and lived to be over 115+ years old. That would make this true.

    • Not the year 1800~the 1800's which could include 1899…be more literate.

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