Question Your World

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How often does thunder happen on Earth? A LOT!! 2,000 times per minute!! Also impressive is the amount of lightning that strikes the Earth every minute. 6,000 lightning strikes per minute! These bright flashes and loud rumbles of thunder are scary to some, but rain fall is a vital part of...
Topics Covered: Lightning

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Our bodies are pretty amazing and complex! A lot of the involuntary actions that we do every single second keep us alive and healthy. Breathing, for example, is one of the most basic functions of the human body. So, how often does a person do this? Well, on average about 15 times a minute! This...
Topics Covered: Breathing, the body human

Thursday, December 29, 2011

In 1950 there was only one city on the planet that held 10 million (plus) people. Now there are several more. As the population of our planet grows, as do the amount of megacities. Tokyo is high a top the list with almost 34 MILLION people!! Talk about a MEGA-city! These cities also happen to be...
Topics Covered: Mega Cities, Buildings, Population

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A lot of space related news has happened in the last month. Here are some of the highlights of what's happening out there...way out there. Huge news from NASA. The MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) launched in late November and is expected to arrive on the Martian surface in August of 2012....
Topics Covered: Planets, Astronomy

Saturday, December 10, 2011

How long would you dare to age a fruitcake and still eat it, assuming it was made and stored properly?           a.  1 year           b.  5 years      ...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

So, things have changed a lot since 1943. Back then the computer industry was tiny compared to the giant booming, seemingly endless industry that it is these days. Thomas Watson has been quoted (or misquoted depending on who you ask) about how the world market could hold maybe 5 computers. Five...
Topics Covered: Computers

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Other than blasting people into space and taking photos of far off distant worlds, NASA has contributed a lot to our day-to-day lives also. Check out this page for more info on what NASA's done to help you sleep, clean, and live a little easier. NASA Inventions! Thank you NASA!...
Topics Covered: NASA, Inventions

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! One of the most common misconceptions about this tasty holiday is based around some simple chemistry. The amino acid in question is Tryptophan! The most popular source of this culinary chemical on your dinner table is turkey, however there is a little myth that...
Topics Covered: Holidays, Thanksgiving

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How big is a billion? Well, lets count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, errr...999,999,998...999,999,999..1,000,000,000!! Whew!! Took a bit longer than we thought. A billion is a huge number!! If you were to count from one to a billion you would need nearly 96 years...
Topics Covered: Math, Billion
In the early days of auto racing a second person was used as a spotter to look for other vehicles and check the gauges. All that changed when Ray Houron won the inaugural Indy 500 in great part to his stunning new invention, the rear view mirror. This eleminated the weight of the extra person and...
Topics Covered: nascar, racing, innovation

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