Fact of the Week: May 26, 2015

Today would have been Dr. Sally Rides 64th Birthday. She was the first American women to leave earth and is still the youngest astronaut the U.S. has ever sent to space.

Cite: NASA


Fact of the Week: September 9, 2015

More than a third of all of the food that's produced on our planet never reaches a table. It's either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in wealthier countries, who typically buy too much and toss the excess. This works out to roughly 1.3 billion tons of food, worth nearly $1 trillion at retail prices.


Fact of the Week: May 20, 2015

The largest sand dunes in North America reside in Great Sand Dunes National Park. The tallest dune is 750 ft tall and they cover over 30 square miles. Serious one of the most surreal landscapes I have ever seen!

Cite: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/great-sand-dunes-national-park/


Fact of the Week: May 12, 2015

Around the world, lightning strikes the ground about 100 times each second. This averages out to 8 million times a day.

Cite: NOAA


Fact of the Week: May 3, 2015

The Kangaroo Rat is so well adapted that it drinks no water even though it lives in a desert. It gets most of the water it needs from the seeds it eats. It also a has very efficient kidney and conserves as much water as it can from its urine, that it urinates a crystalline substance.