Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Prime Minister: David Cameron (2010)

Land area: 93,278 sq mi (241,590 sq km); total area: 94,526 sq mi (244,820 sq km)

Population (2010 est.): 61,284,806 (growth rate: 0.2%); birth rate: 10.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.7/1000; life expectancy: 79.1; density per sq km: 246

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): London, 7,615,000 (metro. area), 7,429,200 (city proper)

Other large cities: Glasgow, 1,099,400; Birmingham, 971,800; Liverpool, 461,900; Edinburgh, 460,000; Leeds, 417,000; Bristol, 406,500; Manchester, 390,700; Bradford, 288,400

Monetary unit: Pound sterling (£)

Read more: United Kingdom: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108078.html#ixzz1Yu04DgTm

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SCIENCE FACTS!

  • Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
  • Flea’s can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.
  • The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.
  • Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
  • The world’s largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in length.
  • 100 years ago: The first virus was found in both plants and animals.
  • 90 years ago: The Grand Canyon became a national monument & Cellophane is invented.
  • 80 years ago: The food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented.
  • 70 years ago: The teletype and PVC (polyvinyl-chloride) were invented.
  • 60 years ago: Otto Hahn discovered nuclear fission by splitting uranium, Teflon was invented.

Question and answer animal jokes!

Q: Why did the turtle cross the road?
A: To get to the Shell station!

Q: Why did the chicken scientist cross the road?
A: To invent the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken lawyer cross the road?
A: To corrupt the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken IRS representative cross the road?
A: To bankrupt the other side.

Q: Why did the chicken lawyer cross the road?
A: To get to the car accident on the other side.

Q: Why did chicken Dr. Kevorkian cross the road?
A: To help the patient find the other side.

Q: Why did chicken Jim Morrison cross the road?
A: To break on through to the other side.

Q: Why do birds fly South?
A: Because it’s too far to walk.

Why you should read books?

Yes, here is your answer:

  1. Reading books increases your vocabulary because when you read your brain is actually learning some of the words whether you think it or not improves spelling/grammar,which can lead to a wider outlook on life, increased general knowledge, greater imagination (depending on what you’re reading though).For example say your reading a Darren Shan book this will help with your imagination.How? when you read description of a person e.g. Harkat (from the book) you imagine how he would look like in your head.But if you are reading something on science like say a revision guide that is knowledge.
  2. When you read you pick up on the structuring of a paragraph without you even realizing it.You also learn different sentence openers.
  3. When you are bored have nothing to do why not just read a book!