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Dyk fact#195

Did you know More than 80% of the Earth’s surface is volcanic

Dyk fact#194

Did you know Mexico’s size is 756,066 square miles, which is almost three times larger than Texas

Dyk fact#193

Did you know If a person yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, he or she would produce enough energy to heat one cup of coffee

Dyk fact#192

Did you know In many parts of the world, tea is an important part of the day and an expression of hospitality

Dyk fact#191

Did you know The oldest recorded standard of weight is the beqa, an ancient Egyptian unit equal to between 6.66 and 7.45 ounces. It is still used today

Dyk fact#190

Did you know Insects are more nutritious than many other common forms of protein. For example, 100 grams of top sirloin beef contain 29 grams of protein and 21 grams of fat. However, 100 grams of grasshopper contain 20 grams of protein and just 6 grams of fat. Additionally, farming insects emits 10 times less greenhouse gasses than farming livestock

Dyk fact#189

Did you know During the War of 1812, more soldiers died of disease than were killed in battle. Common diseases included malaria, measles, smallpox, infections from unclean operating equipment, and pneumonia

Dyk fact#188

Did you know Some scholars say that the Greek civilization has been around for so long that it has had a chance to try nearly every from of government

Dyk fact#187

Did you know According to Greek mythology, Athena and Poseidon agreed that whoever gave the city the best gift would become guardian over the city. Though Poseidon gave the gift of water, Athena’s gift of an olive tree was deemed by the other gods to be more valuable

Dyk fact#186

Did you know As early as 1500 B.C., the ancient Egyptians developed a sundial that was calibrated to divide the interval between sunrise and sunset into 12 parts. This system reflects their use of a duodecimal system. They used this system because it reflects the 12 lunar cycles in a year. They may also have used 12 because of the number of finger joints on each hand: three on each of the four fingers excluding the thumb, which made it easy to count to 12

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