“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.”
Did You Know…
- “If [the Earth] was 1 degree closer to the sun we would fry, all of earth’s water would boil away, and life would be impossible. If Earth was 1 degree farther away from the sun, all its water would freeze, and the terrestrial landscape would be nothing but barren deserts.”
- “Everything in the universe is made of atoms, from the stars in the farthest heavens to the cells in the human body. The atom itself is a bundle of “lucky coincidences.” Within the atom, the neutron is just slightly more massive than the proton, which means that free neutrons can decay and turn into protons. If the proton that was larger and had a tendency to decay, the very structure of the universe would be impossible.”
- At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell.
- The average adult human body is made up of about 50 to 75 trillion cells.
- The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
- An amount of blood equal to the whole quantity in the body passes through the heart once every minute
- The weight of the heart is from eight to twelve ounces. It beats one hundred thousand times in twenty-four hours.
- “Freeman J. Dyson, an English-born American physicist and mathematician, famous for his work in quantum mechanics and many other fields, says, ‘As we look out into the universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked to our benefit, it almost seems as if the universe must in some sense have known that we were coming.’”