There are six islands that are at least 100,000 square miles. Three of those are, in whole or in part, in Indonesia. New Guinea and Borneo are No. 2 and No. 3 after Greenland, while Sumatra is No. 6. In terms of the top 10...Read More
Temperature variations on Mercury are the most extreme in the solar system, ranging from 90 K to 700 K.
A strand of spider web may be stronger than an equal diameter of steel.
The word "curfew" is derived from an old French word that means "cover fire." In Europe during the Middle Ages, a curfew was a metal cone or shield that was used to put out the hearth fire in the evening. The word "curfew"...Read More
Actor Dean Cain, the leading man in TV's Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was signed to play professional football with the Buffalo Bills after his graduation from Princeton. However, he injured his knee ...Read More
The biggest badminton shuttle in the world can be found on the lawns of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, in Kansas City – 48 times larger than the real thing at 18 feet tall and weighing 5,000 pounds.