Roll up, roll up!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Now in its tenth year on the air, “The O’Reilly Factor” on the FOX News Channel remains the dominant number one cable news program in the USA.

"The Radio Factor," a two hour call in program, is heard on more than 400 stations in the United States and has become one of the most profitable radio franchises in the nation.

In addition, three of Bill O’Reilly’s adult non-fiction books ("The O’Reilly Factor", "The No Spin Zone" and "Who’s Looking Out for You") have each reached the number one spot on The New York Times best seller list, and Mr. O’Reilly’s book for children, "The O’Reilly Factor for Kids," was the best selling children’s non-fiction book of 2005.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Down To Earth

Astronauts often get kidney stones because of an increase in the amount of calcium in their blood, due to a loss of bone density in zero gravity.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

From A Great Height

Only two worlds in the solar system have rain that falls all the way to the ground. We live on one; the other is Saturn's giant moon Titan.

Let The Balloon Go

The highest-altitude parachute jump was made by Joseph Kittinger of the US airforce, who jumped from a balloon at 31,333 metres on 16 August 1960. He was in free fall for 4 minutes 36 seconds, reaching an estimated speed of 1150 kilometres per hour. He opened his parachute at 5500 metres.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Cheap Tele (Part 2)

Early results show that ITV Play could hit its first year profit target of £20m, on revenues of about £60m.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Home, Sweet Home

Currently, one in every seven people lives in a slum or refugee camp.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


It is estimated that in 2003, nine billion human hours were spent playing computer solitaire.

The construction of the Panama Canal took 20 million human-hours.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Big In America