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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #33 – Human Senses

Posted on 24 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“The human bodies senses gather some 11 million bits per second from the environment yet you are only aware of about 50 bits.”- [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Time to upgrade the human bodies bus!

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #32 – China

Posted on 22 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“China is the largest populated country in the world with 1,365,160,000 or 19% of the entire human race in 2014.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

That is a lot of people. Very beautiful countryside too.

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Secular Sunday Matinee #4 – God Bless America

Posted on 22 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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From IMDB:

Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and offs the stupidest, cruelest, and most repellent members of society. He finds an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement.

The Secular Nerd:

This movie did not disappoint at all. It touched on the world we live in today, and showed what one man who has had enough and had nothing to live for would do. I’d never support something like this in real life, but to creatively and imaginatively think about it? Absolutely. It spoke volumes on things we may be too afraid to admit to.

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #31 – Summer Solstice

Posted on 21 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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” At the solstices the sun’s apparent position on the celestial sphere reaches its greatest distance above or below the celestial equator, about 23 1/2° of arc. At the time of summer solstice, around June 20 or 21, the sun is directly overhead at noon at the Tropic of Cancer. ” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Happy Summer Solstice!

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #30 – Insects

Posted on 20 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“There are about 950,000 species of insects. No one knows for sure how many species of animals exist on Earth. In fact, some 10,000 species of animals are discovered each year, with over one and a half million species already described.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

The only good bug, is a dead bug!

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #29 – Lobsters

Posted on 20 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

“Lobsters, like snails and spiders, have blue blood due to the presence of haemocyanin which contains copper.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

I’m Blue dabba de dab ah dye. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #28 – Emperor Penguins

Posted on 18 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

“Emperor Penguins are the largest of all penguins—an average bird stands some 45 inches (115 centimeters) tall. These flightless animals live on the Antarctic ice and in the frigid surrounding waters.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

These penguins look so cool the older they are. It almost looks like they have a fur coat on. Male emperors keep newly laid eggs warm, but they do not sit on them, as many other birds do. Males stand and protect their eggs from the elements by balancing them on their feet and covering them with feathered skin known as a brood pouch. (From National Geographic)

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #27 – Bee Hummingbird

Posted on 17 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“Bee hummingbirds are the smallest known living birds in the world – being comparable in size to bumble bees and are lighter than a Canadian or U.S. penny. Females are slightly larger than males. They can be found in Cuba” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Like many animals, they are becoming rare, and face extinction.

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #26 – XBox

Posted on 16 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

“The XBOX was originally slated to be called DirectX-Box.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

From a marketing point of view, I honestly don’t think it would of caught on.

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #25 – Sega Dreamcast

Posted on 15 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

“The Sega Dreamcast was the first console to implement online play over a phone line, calling the system Sega Net.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

The Dreamcast was way before its time. May the Dreamcast rest in peace.

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