If you could get in your car right now and start driving nonstop to the moon at 55 miles per hour (88 kph), you would get there in a little over six months (27 weeks). If your car could get 20 miles per gallon (8.5 km per liter) on this trip, you would need 12,500 gallons (47,300 liters) of fuel.
Outer space officially begins at 50 miles (80 km) above the ground.
Several years ago a boy in South Africa discovered a nice diamond. He traded it for what he wanted most: 500 sheep, some oxen and a horse.
Most of the people in the world have an average annual income under $200.
A mile of pennies laid out is $844.80. By this standard, America is about $2.5 million wide from coast to coast.
There is more American money outside of the USA than inside. According to the US Treasury Department, $6 of every $10 in US money is overseas.
Almost one-half million people move to Florida every year.
In some societies, dead people are buried vertically, not horizontally.
There are 3,615,122 square miles in America. If you could space all of us Americans out equally across the whole country, assuming that you could place some people on the sides of mountains and others in the middle of factories, but assuming that all Americans had to be the same distance apart, we would be 645 feet away from each other. That’s about one-half the length of a city block. We each would have 415,388 square feet, which is approximately 10 acres or the amount of land covered by 500 apartments.
An Indian emperor was given four wives when he inherited the throne at the age of eight.