Today’s Trivia

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via pewenvironment.org

The first message ever sent over the internet(sent in 1969) was “LO” they were attempting to send the message “LOGIN” but the system crashed while processing all of the information. (source)

 

Due to the decline in fertility that tends to accompany wealth, human population is expected to stabilize at near 9 billion by 2050. (source)

 

The US Military airdropped 2.4 million Pop-Tarts over Afghanistan in 2001. (Source)

 

There are an estimated 10 quintillion insects on the planet, about 2 billion insects for every human being. (source)

 

The biomass of the human population is substantial, but not the greatest. Antarctic Krill accounts for 2-5 the biomass of humans, and all species of both squid and termites each exceed human biomass. (source)

 

 


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