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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

97% of all the water on Earth is in the oceans. Of the 3% of the Earth’s water that is fresh, most exists in ice sheets.

July 5th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 1 comment

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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

An average-sized person contains about 7 x 1018 joules of potential energy which is enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs.

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June 28th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 2 comments

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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

The maize cob was only half an inch long 8000 years ago.

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June 14th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 2 comments

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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

The first modern humans lived about 100,000 years ago, perhaps numbering between 20,000 to 100,000 people.

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May 31st, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 3 comments

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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

A few dozen wild almonds contains enough cyanide to kill a person.

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May 24th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 3 comments

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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

If we were randomly inserted into the cosmos, the chance that we would find ourselves on or near a planet would be less than one in a billion trillion trillion. Planets and stars and galaxies […]

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May 17th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 2 comments

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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

In the distant past, the Greeks called all foreigners ‘barbarians’ which means ’stutterers’ because they didn’t know greek.

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May 10th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 1 comment

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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

A thousand years is the minimum time span for a language to change so much that it becomes incomprehensible.

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May 3rd, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 10 comments

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Posted by Jennifer Morrison

The universe is estimated to be approximately 15 to 20 billion years old. Earth, to be 4.6 billion years old.

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April 30th, 2004 | Residents, Think-snack, Reading Room, Jennifer Morrison | 4 comments