Showing posts from January, 2018

27 Fun Facts About 2017

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us” —Hal Borland At the stroke of midnight on January 1, the year 2017 will officially be over. Designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism by the United Nations, the year 2017 gave us a new American president, a historic solar eclipse, and a Royal engagement. Below are 27 fun facts about the year that was. 27. Super Structures 2017 was a banner year for skyscraper construction, with over 144 buildings over 200 meters being constructed. 15 of those buildings exceeded 300 meters, and two buildings exceeded 500 meters. The structures spanned 69 cities in 23 countries, with China beating out every country, with 73 buildings constructed over 200 meters. Adayroi 26. Impacting Entertainment According to USA Today, one of the people who made the biggest impact on entertainment this year was author Margaret Atwood. The television adaptation of  The Handmaid’s Tale  wa

42 Fun Facts for People Who Love Fun Facts

They say you learn something new every day. Well here are 42 fun facts just for today, so you can take the next 42 days off! 42. How Convenient! The device you’re reading this one probably has a QWERTY keyboard. Many different arrangements were used by early typewriters, but QWERTY is the one that ended up sticking. Strangely, one of the longest words that can be typed on a single row of a QWERTY keyboard is “typewriter.” Banyakinfomenarik 41. A Big Heart The blue whale is the largest animal that’s ever existed, and it weighs almost twice as much as the heaviest dinosaur. An animal that big needs a serious heart to keep it going: The blue whale’s heart can be the size of a small car, weigh 1,300 pounds, and has vessels so large that a human could swim down them (though I imagine the whale would not be thrilled about this)! Thinglink 40. Tennis Anyone? Your lungs are filled with tiny sacs called alveoli that draw oxygen from the air you breathe into your bloodstream. In total, the avera