Friday, 7 May 2010

40,000 amazing

The Cavania blog has received just over 40,000 hits and I am totally amazed and can't believe how lovely you all are. So I thought what else has this magic number associated with it.... so here are some crazy facts from the world of the web.

Duomo is the third largest gothic cathedral in the world. The church has five aisles with seating space for 40,000 worshippers. Location: Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy.

Approximately 40,000 tons of meteoric dust hits the Earth each year.

A elephants trunk contains more than 40,000 muscles and tendons and its tip is very sensitive, making it very precise (elephants can pick up from the floor objects which are the size of a coin).

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class.

The exosphere is the outermost layer of the atmosphere, and extends to 40,000 miles above the earth. It is here that molecules escape from the atmosphere without colliding with other molecules. Throughout the history of our planet most of the lighter molecules have escaped through the exosphere (exo means "out of"), while the heavier molecules, such as nitrogen and oxygen, have remained.

In Chinese script, there are more than 40,000 characters.

The largest single feature on Earth is the ocean ridges which form a great mountain range, almost 40,000 miles (64,000 km) long, that weaves its way through all the major oceans.

1 comment:

Dustjacket Attic said...

That's wonderful and thank you for all those amazing facts ;)