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(2) 21 (BC)

Photo from Archaeology News Network ……………………………………………………………… Photo from Great Wall of China History & Facts “(The Great Wall of China) was first built in the 7th century B.C. when China was still divided into many small states. After the unification of China in 221 B.C., the first emperor of Qin Dynasty (you must have heard [...]

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(Gene 20) 22

From NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Gene ID: 2022 Official symbol: ENG Official full name: endoglin Gene Type:  protein coding Organism:  Homo Sapiens Location:  9q33-q34.1 Sequence : Chromosome: 9; NC_000009.11 (130577291..130617047, complement) .11 Summary:  “This gene encodes a homodimeric transmembrane protein which is a major glycoprotein of the vascular endothelium. This protein is a [...]

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(September) 23 (, 2011)

Photo from IB Times A U.S. satellite which had been focused on the ozone layer will be crashing back to earth around September 23, 2011. From IB Times – New York…  “As the huge satellite breaks into 26 pieces, most of UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) will burn up after re-entering the atmosphere, leaving around [...]

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24 (kilometers)

24 kilometers = 14.5 miles

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26 (.2 miles or 41.2 kilometers)

Photo of marathon from FotoSearch ————————————————————— How long is a marathon? According to Marathon Training Expert… “The marathon is 26.2 miles or 41.2 kilometres in length and can take anywhere from 2 hours 4 minutes (Paul Tergat of Kenya) to 8 hours or more for some of the more unfit, older or less experienced runners…  Over [...]

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27 (million barrels a day by 2020)

World map from WorldAtlas “World oil is projected to increase from 76 million barrels per day in 2000 to 118.9 million barrels per day in 2020. U.S. demand is projected to reach 27 million barrels per day by 2020, 64 percent of which will have to be imported.” Click pbs.org for interesting facts about oil [...]

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28 (foot-tall 265-ton glacier)

Photo by Wallpaper Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld -  Fall/Winter 2010 Show at Paris Fashion Week “It took 35 ice sculptors, flown in from around the world, six days to carve the 28-foot-tall northern Swedish import into a tableau of floating ice caps on a glittering Arctic sea—in reality, a 5,300-square-meter box garnished with a thin layer [...]

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(Atomic number) 29 (Copper – Cu)

The name copper is derived from Latin word cuprium which refers to island of Cyprus where ore deposits were found thousands of years ago.  Common uses include coins, sculpture and conductor of electricity. Melting point     1083 Celsius Boiling point      2567 Celsius Copper has 29 electrons and 29 protons.  “In nature it has two isotopes, 63 [...]

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30 (,000 feet)

Boeing 747. Image Source: aerospaceweb.org That’s how high commercial jets fly!

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31 (million miles from Earth)

What does Earth look like from 31 million miles away (or 50,000 kilometers or 50,000,000 meters or 5 x 10+7 away like in Powers of Ten)? Below is part of  Astronomy Picture of the Day on 9/3/2008 (with the bonus of seeing the moon orbiting Earth)!! 2008 September 3 “On July 4th, 2005, the Deep [...]

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