Crazy Stats I Learned Today

Historically Seattle is drier than Phoenix in July. (Source: Cliff Mas Weather Blog)

There are 1,200 train deaths in Europe annually. (Source Yahoo! News via the Associated Press)

It takes 60% of the U.S. bee population to pollinate California almonds and 80% of the world’s almonds come from California. (Source: Quartz)

Every 15 seconds the sun strikes the earth with enough energy to power the world for an entire day. Also, Moore’s Law appears to hold for solar cell prices. (Source: Scientific American Blog)

Oh, and 56 Up is now available on Netflix. (Source: My friend James)


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