Did You Know? (Jul 08)

Lake Superior contains so much water, over 3 quadrillion gallons, that it could flood the entire landmass of North and South America to a depth of one foot (30 centimeters).

Did You Know? (Jun 30)

“Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent credited with saving Ronald Reagan’s life in the 1981 assassination attempt, was inspired to become a Secret Service agent after watching the 1939 film Code of the Secret Service, starring, you guessed it, a young Ronald Reagan.” How to Geek

Did You Know? (May 24)

Muppets are almost always left handed; this is due to the fact that the puppeteers that control them use their dominant hand (usually right) to control the head of the muppet and their non-dominant hand (usually left) to control the wand which moves the muppet’s hand. How to Geek

Did You Know? (May 21)

Cunningham’s Law, named after the inventor of the wiki, Ward Cunningham, states that the best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, but to post the wrong answer.

Did You Know? (March 5)

There are only 97 leap years in every 400 year interval (not 100 as one would expect) because every century year that can’t be evenly divisible by 400 is skipped in order to keep the calendar on track. For instance, 2000 was a leap year, but 1900 was not.

Did You Know? (Feb 23)

Haile Gebrselassie, an Ethiopian Olympian with two gold medals and numerous long-distance running records to his name, has a habit of running with his left arm crooked. It’s a childhood habit stemming from holding his books while running the ten-kilometer route from his village to his school every morning, and the same back every evening.

Did You Know? (Dec 15)

In the United States, canning jars are commonly called “Mason jars” because the early versions prominently featured the name of their inventor John Landis Mason. In England, canning jars are commonly referred to as “Kilner jars” for the exact same reason (after inventor John Kilner).

Did You Know? (Dec 08)

Earth is a deep and watery place; approximately 71 percent of the planet’s surface is ocean and approximately 66 percent of the surface is deep ocean (water with a depth of 660 feet or more).

Did You Know? (Oct 5)

Since 2010, it’s been possible to make phone calls from the top of Mount Everest thanks to 3G cellphone antennas installed by telecommunications company Ncell at Mount Everest’s base camp; a later addition by China Mobile and Huawei Wireless Networks in 2013 upgraded the coverage to 4G.