Even though the Voyager 1 spacecraft is traveling at 10 miles per second through space, it would still take it 70,000 years to reach the nearest star.
Betelgeuse, a red giant star that forms the right arm of the constellation Orion, is 800 times larger than our sun.
It takes light 100,000 years to travel from one end of the Milky Way galaxy to the other.
For every person there are roughly 170 million insects.
“Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.” —Carl Sagan
One third of the world's population has never made a telephone call.
Your blog is wonderful, teeming with articles, facts and interesting information about the world. Glad to see that I'm not the only one who has a knack for knowing and memorizing the smallest of details or nuggets of trivia (no matter how unnecessary it is for my field of work. Oh well). Study well and keep sharing your knowledge with the world, and good luck on receiving a Nobel prize someday!
Thank you! Just wow. Strangely enough, this message hits me right on the spot.