Everyday Facts Journal Topics

Some are questions and some are just fun facts. Sometimes the answers to the questions are not so obvious.

  1. What travels faster light or sound?
  2. Does the earth travel around the sun or does the sun travel around the earth?
  3. What do plants give off during photosynthesis?
  4. On a traffic signal, what light is on top green or red?
  5. What color is the top stripe of the American flag?
  6. What four presidents are on Mount Rushmore?
  7. What president is on the dollar? five dollar? ten…?
  8. Which way does the water in the toilet bowl swirl?
  9. How long does it take the earth to go around the sun?
  10. Fleas that can leap eight hundred times farther than their body length. If you had that kind of jumping ability, how far could you jump?
  11. The honey bee can lift 300 times its own weight. If you had that kind of strength, how much weight could you lift?
  12. What is a normal heart rate?
  13. What is a normal blood pressure?
  14. What is the difference between blood pressure and heart rate?
  15. The tallest man in modern times was Robert Waldow. He was 8′ 11″.
  16. The tallest woman in modern times was Sandy Allen. She was 7′ 7″.
  17. What happens first the lightning or the thunder?
  18. What makes lightning? What makes thunder?
  19. The earth has a circumference of approximately 24,900 miles at the equator. How many steps would it take you to walk around it? How long would that take?
  20. Why are people more buoyant in the Dead Sea?