Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More factoids...

This time culled from, er, Time.

There are 90 guns for every 100 citizens in the USA, making it the most heavily armed country in the world. The country with the next highest aresenal of civilian arms is India. With 4 guns for every 100 people. Four and a half million guns are purchased in the USA every year. Worldwide, only eight million guns are produced a year.

Scientists have used sugar-eating microbes from the ocean to convert food into electricity. Apparently a cup of sugar can power a 60-watt bulb for 17 hours.

And this gem of a story made it into the most emailed section of BBC News despite being almost 2 years old: Jogging your way to saggy breasts
(It's top quality research which incidentally is sponsored by a sports bra manufacturer)


  1. Yet again another reason I shall never jog!!!

  2. Anonymous14/9/07 14:48

    "They found breasts moved in a 3D figure of eight and that uncontrolled movement strained fragile tissues and ligaments...

    The study suggested as a woman runs a mile, her breasts bounced 135m."

    These are both very arresting facts, that I'm trying to get my head around.