Random Trivia

- The Earth speeds across universe at 1,342,000 MPH.

- Highest Mountain: Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador. Due to the fact that the earth is not a perfect sphere and has a bulge at the Euator, the highest point on the planet (farthest from the Earth's center) is Mount Chimborazo - not Mount Everest, which is merely the highest point above sea-level.

- From the original Hebrew, God's Name is YHVH.

- Smokey The Bear was a cub rescued from a New Mexico fire in 1950 and has his own Zip Code: 20252 - given in 1964.

- George Washing was NOT the first president; John Hanson was. He was President from November 5, 1781 to November 3, 1782. Six other presidents were elected after him and BEFORE George Washington: Elias Boudinot (1783), Thomas Mifflin (1784), Richard Henry Lee (1785), Nathan Gorman (1786), Arthur St. Clair (1787), and Cyrus Griffin (1788)

The Constitution of the United States was ratified by the states in June 1788. George Washington was sworn in as the 1st President under the new Constitution on April 30, 1789.

- R-S-O-I-S-F is the call sign for the Russian Space Station for use with HAM radios.

- Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet.

- Hurricane Levels: LEVEL & (WIND SPEEDS in Miles per Hour): 1 (74 - 95), 2 (96 - 110), 3 (111 - 130), 4 (131 - 155), and 5 (> 155)


- The only woman to win the Congressional Medal of Honor was Dr. Mary E. Walker - on 11/11/1865.

- We actually see the Sun "rise" about 2 minutes BEFORE it is above the horizon.

- To convert the year's number we all use every day to the Jewish Year, take current year + 3760 (Jan-Sept), + 3761 (Sept-Dec).

- To find how far the horizon is from where you are looking, use the following formula: D (to Horizon in Miles) = sqrt[7*(height in feet)/4]

- If you OR any of your friends are Roman Catholic, the number of beads on a Rosary is 59. Most Catholics do not know this.

- The sayings "See No Evil", "Speak NO Evil", and "Hear No Evil" are attributed in folklore to 3 monkies whose names are: See No Evil = Mizaru, Speak No Evil = Mazaru, and Hear No Evil = Mikazaru.

- The word "bedlam", meaning chaos or madness, comes from the Bethlem Hospital in London (for the insane in 1407).

- The symbols used in Morse Code are: