11 More Days of School!

There’s only 11 more days left of school!

That’s just 66 more hours!

  1. The largest known black hole has a diameter of 1 trillion km, more than 190 times the distance from the sun to Pluto.
  2. Dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand pointing.
  3. Canada has fewer people than Tokyo’s Metropolitan area.
  4. In 2011,  a small town in Spain, on the brink of financial ruin, bet on the world’s biggest lottery and won.
  5. Cats can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.
  6. The Golden Gate Bridge uses the longest cables ever made, long enough to encircle the world 3 times at the equator.
  7. It would take a snail more than 4,575 years to circle the Earth.
  8. A group of zebras is called a “Dazzle.”
  9. Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician who had said their band would go down like a “Lead Balloon.”
  10. The modern Ouija board got its name by asking the board what it should be called.

The Amazon River discharges 5 times as much water as any other river on the planet.

—Meghan Brady, June 3, 2015

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