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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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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #24 – Final Fantasy

Posted on 15 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

Hironobu Sakaguchi (Of Square) was about to quit video game design forever. So as a kind of swan-song to the company and his own career, Sakaguchi set out on a little game called “Final Fantasy,” which he presumed would be his last venture in this particular creative field. ” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Why not? It wasn’t like Final Fantasy stood a chance, right?

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Nerdy Fun Fact #23 – Bill Gates

Posted on 14 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

“Bill Gates was a victim of a pie-in-the-face prank in Brussels, Belgium in 1998” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

Gives a whole new meaning to pie charts in the boardroom with Mr. Gates.

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Nerdy Fun Fact #22 – Friday The 13th

Posted on 12 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

“There can be as many as three Friday the 13ths in a single calendar year; either in February, March, and November in a common year starting on Thursday (such as 2009 or 2015), or January, April, and July in a leap year starting on Sunday (such as 2012)” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd: 

Keep this in mind for tomorrows water cooler discussions!

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