- NASA says humans can survive in space without equipment for about 30 seconds.
- Astronauts can see cosmic lightning when they close their eyes in space.
- There’s a radio signal known as the ‘space roar’ that no one can explain!
- A neutron star was spotted moving 5 million mph.
- If we put a giant mirror 10 light years away from Earth and looked at it through a telescope, theoretically we’d see 20 years into the past.
- Most of the stars you see in the night sky have already died
- Space smells like seared steak.
- It takes the Solar System about 240 million years to complete one orbit of the Galaxy.
- Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid, liquid and vapor.
- The density of a Neutron Star is so high that a teaspoon of this matter equals to 900 times the mass of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
- Pluto never made a full orbit around the sun from the time it was discovered to when it was declassified as a planet.
- Summer on Neptune lasts for 40 years.
- A day on Mercury is the equivalent to about 59 days on planet Earth.
- Pluto is smaller than Russia.
- The full moon always rises at sunset. The new moon always rises at sunrise. The first quarter rises at noon. And the last quarter at midnight.
Didier Drogba, an ex-Chelsea forward, who currently plays for Galatasaray and is the team captain and star striker for the Ivory Coast national football team, ended Ivory Coast’s civil war.
For five years (2002-2007) in the Ivory Coast, the northern region was held by the rebels and the southern was held by the government loyals.
Drogba pleaded the warring factions to have a cease-fire. Surprisingly, they heard him and a cease-fire was enacted. Drogba suggested in an interview that the game against Madagascar be played in Bouake, the rebel-north’s capital city. The game brought the whole country together for the first time in five years. Government military were invited to the game to help maintain control during and after the soccer match. It was the first time in five years that they’d been in the north without any violence and fighting involved.
After the game, the rebellion army and the government military worked together to control the crowd. The Ivorian Elephants beat Madagascar 5-0.
However, he did manage to describe his emotions after the ceasefire agreement. “I have won many trophies in my time,” he explained, “but nothing will ever top helping win the battle for peace in my country. I am so proud because today in the Ivory Coast we do not need a piece of silverware to celebrate.”
Drogba brought the country together again through soccer. Men began dressing like Drogba and women fell head over heels for him. Drogba became an icon.
149 – 0 : Soccer Match Score World Record
Most people don’t remember the first James Bond movie, Dr. No in 1962. In this film, Honey Ryder played by Ursula Andress appears out of the water, wearing a white bikini with a large knife hanging down at her side. Ursula captured the attention of men and women all over the world, and ended up setting the scene for Bond girls for future generations. The bikini shot of Halle Berry in Die Another Day, is one example of playing tribute to the epic scene of the original Bond film.
Ursula Andress may not be as well-known today, but in the 60s, she was a pretty big star. She was in Fun in Acapulco with Elvis Presley, 4 for Texas with Frank Sinatra and a few others; including Casino Royale in 1967; which was a satire of the James Bond movies. In 1981, she worked on Clash of the Titans with Laurence Olivier.
Puzzle pistol impressed by Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”