## May 2012

### 15 posts

Warp Speed!

The Borg are coming. You’re joining the fleet at Wolf 359 to try and stop them. How fast do you need to go to get there in time?

First, find out how fast you need to go in terms of the speed of light:

Second, convert that into warp speed with Wolfram|Alpha’s new converter:

Wolfram|Alpha determines you would need a warp factor of 7.818 to reach Wolfram 359 within 3 days.

As to what happens when you get there, we can’t help you with that. Best of luck.

Water on Earth

If you take the total amount of water on Earth and divide it by the world population, that equals about .204 cubic kilometers of water per person.

Just how much water is that? Well, it is about .6 times the volume of oil transported by oil tankers worldwide in a year:

But what about just the fresh water?

Avengers Assemble! (Or at least some Fun Facts about them!)

Planning on seeing *The Avengers* this weekend? Us too. To celebrate, we have assembled some Avenger themed fun facts.

Thinking about marathoning each movie before seeing *The Avengers*? That will take you 10 hours and 1 minute:

*The Avengers *is expected to do incredibly well this weekend, adding to the already impressive total combined box office numbers of the previous movies:

A special thanks to heavymetalmeteorologist for providing one of the examples!

Fun with QWERTY

Words that can be typed with only the left hand:

Words that can be typed with only the right hand: