Some of the most mind-blowing facts…

by Jeff Hilimire on February 18, 2013

Quora is a great source of information, both via asking questions and pure discovery. For instance, I asked, What one thing more than any other makes a company “great”? If you have any thoughts on THAT, please submit an answer!

I was browsing this weekend and came up on a submission for, “What are some of the most mind-blowing facts?”. Here are some of the ones I thought were the most incredible:

  • The time difference between when  Stegosaurus  and Tyrannosaurus  lived is greater than the time difference between Tyrannosaurus and now.
  • If you properly shuffle a deck of cards, in all likelihood, the resulting deck has never been seen before in the history of the world.
  • There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal (turritopsis nutricula).
  • If you could fold a piece of paper in half 50 times, its thickness will be 3/4 the distance from the Earth to the Sun (71 million miles).
  • Over 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day (in USD using purchasing parity power), roughly half of the world’s population.


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