Amazing and Interesting Facts, Numbers and Figures
By: nobert bermosa
Are you good in math? If so, then you are good at numbers and figures. Here are some interesting facts, numbers, and figures from around the world.
1. The probability that a meteor will land on your house is 1 in 180,000,000,000,000.
2. The biggest prime number yet discovered is 2 raised to 32,582,857 minus 1. The number has 9,808,358 digits, enough to fill more than 10 books with 350 pages.
3. At the end of September 2006, the total amount of money in circulation in the US came about to $790,556,011,806.00. About $36,600,000,000.00 was in coins and the rest is paper money.
4. There were 3,000,000,000 people in 1959, 6,000,000,000 in 1999 and by 2050 – there will be 9,400,000,000 people in the world.
5. The possibility that a person will be struck by lightning is 1 in 5,000.
6. Italy has one of the highest cell phone use rates in the world, with about 124 cell phone subscriptions for every 100 people in the population.
8. Luxembourg’s per capita income is nearly $66,000, the highest in the world.
9. The 33.5-mile Seikan Tunnel bet Honshu and Hokkaido is the longest railroad tunnel in the world.
10. Mexico is the country where most US immigrant came from with 14% or 161,445 of the 1,122, 373 immigrants.
11. There are twice as many bikes as cars in the Netherlands.
12. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, draws about 40,000,000 people each year to shop in about 520 stores.
13 In New Zealand, sheep outnumber people by about 10 is to 1.
14. Many years of severe drought caused one of the worst modern famines killing more than 800,000 people in Africa, chiefly in Ethiopia.
15. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC comprises of 18 museums is the “biggest museum complex in the world” holding about 142,000,000 objects.
16. The average lifespan of Andorran is about 83 years, the highest in the world.
17. The chance that a person auditioning will win American idol is 1 in 100,000.
18. Palau’s marine life is among the most diverse in the world. Over 1,400 species of fish, 500 species of corals and giant clams can be found here.
19. The Medal of Honor had been awarded about 3,450 times since 1863. It’s the highest medal for any branch of the US military.
20. One pencil-eraser sized pellet of uranium, the heaviest naturally occurring element, can produce as much energy as 1,780 pounds of coal.
21. In 2003, a severe summer heat wave swept across Europe killing more than 14,000 in France alone and 35,000 in Europe.
22. About 90% of the population of Argentina lives in urban; 1/3 lives in the capital.
23. Belgium produces about 172,000 tons of chocolate every year.
24. Bolivia’s administrative capital, La Paz, is the highest capital city in the world at about 13,000 ft above sea level.
25. The Georgian alphabet is 1 of the only 14 alphabets in use today. It has 33 letters.
26. Guinea in Africa has had only 2 presidents since 1958.
27.One of the most grueling foot race in the world, the Marathon des Sables (Marathon of Sands) is a six-day, 143 mile trek across the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
28. More than 6,000 people die everyday, mostly kids, because they don’t have safe drinking water.
29. In 1994, fighting between Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups in Rwanda led to the massacre of more than 800,000 civilians.
30. From 1998 to 2004 fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo involves 9 nations. About 4,000,000 died, mostly from starvation and diseases.
The human genome contains 20,000 to 25,000 genes. That’s fewer than the 50,000 plus genes of a rice plant.
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