Q: Today is American Idol Day. That popular TV show debuted on June 11,
2002. Who was the first American Idol?
Q:Whatis the oldest living animal
species on earth?
A: Cyanobacterias are the oldest known living system in the
world. They originated 2.8 billion years ago and the first ever microbe to
produce oxygen via photosynthesis. In that way they became a part of converting
Earth’s atmosphere into an oxidizing one. Cyanobacterias are also known as
green-clue bacteria. The unicellular cyanobacterias reproduce through
Q: Windmills always turn counter-clockwise, unless they’re in what country?
A: Ireland. It is thought that the
phenomenon called the Corlollis Effect, is responsible. The Coriolis Effect is the observed curved path of moving objects
relative to the surface of the Earth. Hurricanes
are good visual examples. Hurricane air flow (winds) moves counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere
and clockwise in the southern
hemisphere. This is due to the rotation of the Earth. The Coriolis force
assists in setting the circulation of a hurricane into motion by producing a
rightward (clockwise) deflection that sets up a cyclonic (counterclockwise)
circulation around the hurricane low pressure.
Q: One inch of rain is equal to how many inches of snow?
INTERESTING FACT: Where
is the longest time that a place remained without rain? A:It was in Arica, Chile – from October, 1903
to January, 1918 – 14 years!
Q: On average, how many words do you speak each day?
A: You speak about 4,800 words per day.
Q: There is only one insect that can turn its head; can you
A: The praying mantis. It’s
also the only insect that can look behind its shoulders.
Q: What is consideredthe
world’s most destructive insect?
desert locust. It can eat it’s own weight in food every day. Large swarms can
gobble up to 20,000 tons of grain and plants in a day.
Q: How long does the average human dream last?
A: : Depending on who you ask (or which site
you visit), a dream can last anywhere from a matter of seconds to 45 minutes.
We were unable to find an official answer, but this post from AnswerBag claims
dreams last "about 15 minutes on the average."
A:Memorial day was
first celebrated on May 30, 1868. It was observed by placing flowers on the
graves of Union and Confederate soldiers during the first national celebration.
Gen. James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which
around 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000
Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.
Q:Why is Memorial Day celebrated on May
A: three years after the
Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of the Grand Army of the Republic
(GAR) established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the
graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that
Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. This date was chosen because
flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
Q: Who started the custom of wearing red
A: In 1915, inspired by
the poem “In Flanders Fields,”
Moina Michael replied with her own poem. She then came up with an idea of
wearing red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the
nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her
friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.
Q: Why was Memorial Day first called
A: because of the
practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers