There are more English-speaking people in India, than in the US.
Marshmellows are the modern form of a medicinal confection made from Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant.
Humans will never invent a device that can lift 6.02 x 10^23 items of anything large enough for a human to see - even with a microscope.
And, for those that don't recognize it, 6.02 x 10^23 is Avogadro's number - the number of molecules in a mole.
A glass of water has a little less than 14 moles of water, or about 8 x 10^24 molecules of water. That's more molecules in a glass of water than there are glasses of water in the ocean (about 5 x 10^21 cups of water in the ocean).
I was kind of shocked by the 5 x 10^21 cups of water in the ocean. Who filled up all those cups and whose going to clean them out?
We already have one similar thread, it is called random thoughts.
Competence and fluency are a bit more problematic. I spend 2 hours on the phone today trying to get air-time added to my wife's TracFone after the automated process failed. Not fun. The help-desk guy couldn't reliably repeat the SN, PIN, etc needed to get those minutes into the phone, and he was impossible to understand. I had to ask him to repeat everything.
Uh, no. That thread is loaded with nonsense and minor daily thoughts. This is supposed to be fact based.
Let's try... spinach is not iron rich.
Potatoes have twice as much potassium as bananas.
The normally rare "woolly earthstar", trichaster melanocephalum, can be found in abundance at the old airport Fornebu outside Oslo:
Bell peppers have twice as much vitamin C than oranges, by weight.
Tarantula bites are not deadly to humans.
Deep fried tarantulas taste like soft shelled crabs...with fur.
Americans can hear a difference in pronunciation of the words "either" and "ether", but rarely recognize that they could just as well pronounce them the same, and nobody would notice.
I would notice. I don't just hear a difference, there really is a difference.
You mean if the person I spoke to didn't know what ether was?
What if you didn't know, ether? :tongue:
When speaking about ether you better know what you are talking about, either you get banned.
The skins of canned tangerine parts are removed by soaking them in HCl.
Are there any other Americans who wish to prove my "surprising fact"? :rofl:
George Bush is the only U.S. President to have earned an MBA.
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