Let's face it rain is something that not a lot of us desire. However Rain plays a key role in the cycle of returning water back to our earth. So it is obvious that we need rain in order for the world to continue functioning.
1.) The umbrella was originally invented to protect people from the hot sun.
2.) Rain drops can fall at speeds of about 35km an hour.
3.) Rain starts off as ice or snow crystals at could level.
4.) Light rain is classified as being no more then 0.10 inches (2.54mm) of rain an hour.
5.) Heavy rain is classified as being more then 0.30 inches (7.61mm) of rain an hour.
6.) Louisiana is the wettest state in the U.S, which received an annual rainfall of 56 inches (1422mm)
1. The Dvorak keyboard is more efficient than QWERTY. 20 times faster, in fact.
2. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
3. On eBay, there are an average of $680 worth of transactions each second.
4. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
5. 80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women
6. In the 1980s, an IBM computer wasn't considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator*.
7. The world's first computer, called the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936. His next invention, the Z2 was finished in 1939 and was the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer.
8. The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.
9. Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.
10. There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.
11. The first banner advertising was used in 1994.
12. E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
13. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.
14. One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.
15. The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.
16. By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.
17. MySpace reports over 110 million registered users. Were it a country, it would be the tenth largest, just behind Mexico.
18. While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.
19. There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
20. For every 'normal' webpage, there are five porn pages.
21. Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
22. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
23. Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is 'Crash Course'!
24. Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
25. While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.
26. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
27. The world's first computer, called the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936. His next invention, the Z2 was finished in 1939 and was the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer.
28. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
1. There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times
2. At over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth
3. The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years
4. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons
5. A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent to 8,000 one megaton bombs
6. We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine
7. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph by Fred Rompelberg
8. 65% of those with autism are left handed
9. Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide
10. The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles