An interesting fact about the number 50 is that this number is stated 154 times in the Bible. The first book of the Bible, which is Genesis, contains 50 chapters. Pentecost, also called Shavuot, is a Jewish feast day that occurs 50 days after Passover.
Mining is an important industry in the United States, directly employing about 320,000 people. Every person in the United States uses an average of approximately 40,000 pounds of new minerals annually and 37 million pounds of minerals, fuel and metals in his lifetime.
Most existing valleys have been formed by geological conditions that happened thousands of years ago. Rivers and streams are responsible for forming most of the modern valleys. The flowing waters cut valleys in "V" or "U" shapes, carving steep-walled sides and narrow floors. Other valleys have been
In Ancient Greek mythology, Dionysus wasn't just the god of wine, he was the embodiment of wine. He was born three times. Dionysus is the only man with a mortal mother to become a god in the Olympian Pantheon. His maenads danced and killed in the wilderness and cities.
Florida has the fourth largest population of any U.S. state – as of 2011, Florida was home to about 19 million people. Jacksonville is the most populous city, followed by Miami, Tampa and St. Petersburg. As of 2014, Florida’s population is growing, as an estimated 1,000 people move to the state each
There are many interesting facts about bowling, a game with a history that dates back to ancient Egypt. In the 1930s, a British anthropologist discovered bowling pins in an Egyptian tomb dating back from 3200 B. C.
One interesting fact about rain is that every second, around 16 million tons of water evaporate from the Earth's surface, and then the same amount falls back to earth in the same amount of time. Water moves throughout the Earth's atmosphere to keep balance. Another interesting fact is that the wette
Veins are responsible for transporting blood from parts of the body back to the heart. There are four types of veins; pulmonary, systemic, superficial and deep veins. The inner structure of veins consists of valves that keep the movement of blood from backing up.
The first person to calculate the size of the planet Earth with a high degree of accuracy used simple geometric equations and measurements of shadows. Eratosthenes, the head librarian of the Great Library of Alexandria, performed this feat over 2,000 years ago, around 250 BCE.
Pennsylvania is nicknamed the "Keystone State" and it has more licensed hunters, covered bridges and pretzel bakeries than anywhere else in the country. The state drink is milk, the state dog is the Great Dane and the state insect is the firefly.