Did You Know?


by:: Lili Pad

* A can of regular Coke sinks in water, while a can of diet Coke does not. This is because the difference in the amount of dissolved sweeteners causes difference in density. Regular sodas are more dense than water, whereas diet sodas are usually less dense than water.

* There was a book written about the sinking of the Titanic, 14 years before it actually sank. It is called “FUTILITY” or “THE WRECK OF THE TITAN” written by Morgan Robertson.

* “Tardigrades” or water bears can survive freezing, boiling and irradiation. These are about 1mm long and are a caterpillar-like creature with eight legs. And it is the first animal/insect to survive in space.

* The President of Uruguay (Jose Mujica) is the poorest president in the world. He donates around 90% of his monthly salary to charities.

* Russia is bigger than Pluto.


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