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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #41 – Fireworks

Posted on 04 July 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century China, where they were invented. The fireworks were used to accompany many festivities. It is a part of the culture of China and had its origin there.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

I hope everyone remembers in America why we celebrate Independence Day. We came to America to get away from Church infiltrating State. The Church of England to be exact. Please look up proper history books for these facts.

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #40 – Softest Mineral on Earth

Posted on 03 July 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“Talc is the softest mineral found on Earth, reaching just 1 on Mohs scale of hardness, it is often used to make talcum powder.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

And the hardest material found on earth is the skull of a Republican for how thick it is.

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #39 – Moon Facts

Posted on 03 July 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“The surface area of the Moon is 37,932,000 square km (14,658,000 square miles) or 9.4 billion acres. The total weight of the Moon is 74 sextillion kilograms (81 Quintillion Tons).” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Bonus facts: The radius of the Moon is 1,738 kilometers (1,080 miles). When sunlight hits the Moon’s surface, the temperature can reach 124 ºC (253 ºF). The “dark side of the moon” can have temperatures dipping to -153 ºC (-243 ºF). (Same source)

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #38 – Doctor Eggman

Posted on 01 July 2014 by The Secular Nerd

 

“Doctor Eggman from Sonic is a romanticist, feminist, and a gentleman. ” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Kind of makes you feel bad that you have to defeat him all those times. Deep down, he is a very kind person! Just have to get to know him Sonic! Jeeze!

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #37 – Phobia of Long Words

Posted on 30 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

 

“Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the phobia of long words.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Antidisestablishmentarianism is all I gotta say about this fact. Sorry to those who truly suffer from  Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #36 – Highest Grossing Film

Posted on 27 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“The highest grossing film in theaters (not taking into account home sales) is Avatar at $2,782,275,172.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Titanic came in second at $2,186,772,302 and Marvel’s The Avengers came in third at $1,518,594,910.

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #35 – Neanderthal Diet

Posted on 26 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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 “Some brave souls from MIT and the University of La Laguna recently analyzed the makeup of the samples [of 50,000 year old feces] and found that Neanderthals ate a diet dominated by meat, but definitely ate some plants, as well. ” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

That’s a “shit” job. See what I did there?

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #34 – Milky Way Planets

Posted on 26 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“Each star in the Milky Way shines its light upon at least one companion planet.”- [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

It’s very fascinating to discover this. Think of the possibilities of different life out there! Live long and prosper.

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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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