Fact of the Week: April 3, 2015

The EPA has found that making paper from recycled materials results in 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution. This means that every ton of recycled paper keeps almost 60 pounds of pollutants out of the atmosphere that would have been produced if the paper had been manufactured from virgin resources.

Cite: http://pages.uoregon.edu/recycle/TRIVIA.htm

Fact of the Week: March 25, 2015

It takes on average 34 gallons of water to grow and make a 4oz. cup of coffee. Where as it takes about 3.5 gallons to make the equivalent size of a cup of tea.



Fact of the Week: March 20, 2015

Today not only marks the springs equinox, but also the first solar eclipse of the year. Only visible in the North Atlantic. Solar eclipse are only visible in small areas because the moon's shadow is so much smaller than the earth.



Fact of the Week: March 11, 2015

This fact comes from my grandpa this week.
   On March 14th of this year, at 9:26:53, the date and time will reflect the first TEN digits of Pi:  3.141592653.  This event will not occur again until 2115. 
So my grandpa says "Be sure to set your alarm clocks and have a big portion of pumpkin pi."


Fact of the Week: March 2, 2015

Today is Theodor Geisel, or Dr. Suess' 111th birthday! He wrote 48 books, including some for adults, and sold well over 200 million copies, that have been translated into multiple languages.