0.006% Iron Man

0.006% Iron Man

Four comparisons of the volume of a moon to its planet (and Pluto) in decreasing order.

Four comparisons of the volume of a moon to its planet (and Pluto) in decreasing order.

Today’s the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk’s announcement of the first vaccine against polio. This discovery drove a once crippling disease to miniscule levels.
Today’s the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk’s announcement of the first vaccine against polio. This discovery drove a once crippling disease to miniscule levels.
The world’s tallest building has 160 floors. 

The world’s tallest building has 160 floors. 

How close are you to the global median age?

How close are you to the global median age?

Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan began the second leg of his long-distance flight on this day in 1938. His flight plan was filed in New York to return to Long Beach, CA, but instead, he flew to Dublin. Corrigan claimed to have lost his bearings.
RKO made a movie about Wrong Way Corrigan’s exploits the next year, starring himself.

Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan began the second leg of his long-distance flight on this day in 1938. His flight plan was filed in New York to return to Long Beach, CA, but instead, he flew to Dublin. Corrigan claimed to have lost his bearings.

RKO made a movie about Wrong Way Corrigan’s exploits the next year, starring himself.

Cheetahs are 2,500 times faster than snails. 

Cheetahs are 2,500 times faster than snails. 

The Olympus Mons (a volcano on Mars) would extend 8 miles above sea level if it were dropped into the Marianas Trench (the deepest part of the world’s ocean). 

The Olympus Mons (a volcano on Mars) would extend 8 miles above sea level if it were dropped into the Marianas Trench (the deepest part of the world’s ocean). 

Today is the 231st anniversary of the discovery of the planet Uranus. 

Today is the 231st anniversary of the discovery of the planet Uranus. 

*holds breath* I’m going for the high score!

*holds breath* I’m going for the high score!