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Nikki Young
02-25-2008, 07:10 PM
Got this on e-mail today! Pretty cool art work, and interesting facts too.


- one million plastic cups, the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours.

- 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006.

- two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

- 200,000 packs of cigarettes, equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking every six months.

- 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.


Paul Findley
02-26-2008, 08:26 AM
I prefer these:

Avogadro's number is very large, the presently accepted value being 6.0221367 x 1023. The size of such a number is extremely difficult to comprehend. There are many awe-inspiring illustrations to help visualize the enormous size of this number. For example:

An Avogadro's number of standard soft drink cans would cover the surface of the earth to a depth of over 200 miles.

If you had Avogadro's number of unpopped popcorn kernels, and spread them across the United States of America, the country would be covered in popcorn to a depth of over 9 miles.

If we were able to count atoms at the rate of 10 million per second, it would take about 2 billion years to count the atoms in one mole.