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Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ (1/13/22)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Random Facts for your Thursday – January 13th, 2022. Let’s learn something together:

  1. The largest snowflake was recorded in 1887 at Fort Keogh, Montana.  It was reportedly 15 inches in diameter and eight inches thick.
  2. The average pencil holds enough graphite to draw a line about 35 miles long . . . or to write roughly 45,000 words.
  3. The town of Green Bank, West Virginia banned cell phones and wifi because of an extremely sensitive government telescope.  And that’s made it a mecca for people who claim they are sensitive to electromagnetic waves.
  4. Flight attendants in Brazil are required to train in rainforest survival techniques . . . just in case they’re on a flight that crashes in the Amazon.
  5. Men who are castrated live longer than men who keep their testes . . . by an average of about 14 years.

Be sure to use one of these little tidbits in your life this week!

 

(Chicago Tribune / Discover Magazine / Washingtonian / Escape / io9)



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