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smashnews.co.cc fun facts about earth day Fun Facts About Earth Day fun facts about earth day Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 8:32 AM Google Search Bangkok, also known as Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Categories Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit Photo: Compiled by Molly Oldfield & John Mitchinson2:13PM BST 02 Jun 2011Comments You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. A day is the amount of time it takes a planet to revolve once about its own polar axis. A year is the time it takes a planet to go around the Sun. The Venusian year lasts 335 Earth days, a month shorter than Earth’s, as it is closer to the Sun than we are. However, Venus rotates so slowly its day length is longer than its year. At 243 days it is equivalent to almost eight Earth months. On Earth, today is always the longest day of your life so far. Because of the tidal movements of the oceans, energy is continuously being lost from the Earth’s rotation, resulting in its days getting infinitesimally longer. The longest animal is the bootlace worm, Lineus longissimus; it reaches lengths of 60 metres (that’s just under 200 feet). You could drape a bootlace worm from one end of an Olympic swimming pool to the other and still have yards of it to spare. It’s almost twice as long as a blue whale, and a third longer than the longest lion’s mane jellyfish, the previous record holder. Like other jellyfish – and despite having a bell which can exceed seven feet in diameter – the lion’s mane (Cyanea capillata) is technically a form of plankton. Plankton is simply defined as living marine organisms that drift in the sea. The barnacle has the longest penis relative to body size: they can be seven times longer than their body. Other well-endowed species are the nine-banded armadillo (two thirds of its body length) and the blue whale, whose penis, despite a relatively modest proportion in comparison to size, is still the biggest physical organ of all, averaging between six to 10 feet in length and 18 inches in girth. The longest-lived men on Earth are in the highlands of Sardinia. Of the 1.6 million Sardinians, there are at least 220 who have reached 100, twice the typical ratio. Five of the world’s 40 oldest people live on the island. The centenarian men are mostly shepherds, and claim their long life comes from their diet: pecorino cheese, which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids and “black” Cannonau wine, which contains higher levels of antioxidants than any other wine. In the Okinawa islands, between Japan and Taiwan, there are more than 400 centenarians and the average lifespan is 86 for women. They also cite diet: they Generated by www.PDFonFly.com at 6/11/2011 10:21:43 AM URL: http://SmashNews.co.cc/fun-facts-about-earth-day/ eat a lot of tofu, use small plates so tend to eat smaller amounts and grow their