Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Newsflash: Humans are NOT the brainiest mammals!

Really. The human brain occupies only 1.93% of the total body weight, but the brain of the marmoset monkey occupies 5.55% of it's total body weight. That makes the marmoset three times as brainy as a human!

Who said that humans evolved from monkeys....?

Saturday, July 14, 2007

If the earth were the size of a marble...

Did you know....
If the Earth were the size of a marble then:
The Moon would be a tiny pebble grazing the surface of the marble;
The Sun would be 200 meters away (the length of two football pitches);
The nearest star would be 86,000 km away, or one-fifth the distance between the real earth and the real moon!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

A pretty big flag!

The biggest flag ever made is an American flag measuring 78 meters by 154 meters, and weighs 1.38 tonnes.

Opening shop again

Okay, this time it's for real. I have decided to scrap thebigbyte for now and work solely on useless facts (as well as davids-pics of course.) I should be able to get more regular posts up now. I'd really like some feedback on what sort of topics people want covered, so fire away with your comments. Send your feedback to davids-pics@temporaryforwarding.com

Now the first useless fact for you: This blog has had 14 visits in the past month - the average visit length is .01 seconds.