Made up of hundreds of major and minor components, the ISS is the largest manned object ever put into space. The ISS has a pressurized volume of 32,333 cubic feet, the same as a Boeing 747. It’s four times larger than the Russian space station MIR and five times larger than the U.S. station Skylab.
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In the 13th century, the church prohibited the eating of eggs during Holy Week. Marking the eggs laid during the week began the custom of decorating eggs.
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The highest mountain on Mars is also the highest mountain and volcano in the entire solar system. It is called Olympus Mons and is 16 miles (24 kilometers) high which makes it about three times higher than Mt. Everest.
Tonight is the Super Pink Moon – the brightest full moon of 2020! According to Forbes.com, “The ‘Super Pink Moon’ on the night of April 7, 2020, will be 356,907 km from Earth. That’s because it’s closer to Earth than the average Earth-moon distance of 384,400 km.” It will appear about 10% larger than other full moons.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that you can write using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of your computer.
A person who collects coins is called a numismatist (“noo-miz-ma-tist”). Numismatics (“noo-miz-ma-ticks”) is the study and collecting of things that are used as money, including coins, tokens, paper bills, and medals.
Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America’s landlord, Mario Segali.
Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.