Top selling albums in 1980s
The top selling album in the 80s was Dire Straits Brothers In Arms followed by Michael Jackson Bad, and then Thriller, 4th best selling album Queen Greatest Hits
The number one selling album for the year 1980 was Abba Super Trouper, 1981 Adam & The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier, 1982 Barbra Streisand Love Songs, 1983 Michael Jackson Thriller, 1984 Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down, 1985 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms, 1986 Madonna True Blue, 1987 Michael Jackson Bad, 1988 Kylie Minogue Kylie, 1989 Jason Donovan Ten Good Reasons.
What did he mean "bye bye miss american pie"
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
How do you count cards in blackjack?
A blackjack card counter performs a simple calculation...over and over and over again. The goal is to bet more money when a deck is loaded with big cards 10,Jack, Queen,King, & Ace because the chances of a dealer busting increases. To figure out when the deck favors the player they do the following:
The card counter begins with zero. For every card that appears either they add 1, minus 1, or keep it the same. If the card is a 2,3,4,5,6 you add 1. If the card is 10,j,q,k,ace you subtract 1. If it's a 7,8,9 the score remains the same.
So, a card counter will bet small while they keep count and if their tally reaches +5 or greater they increase their bet. This system relies on the law of large numbers which says while the bettor will lose or win money on a given day over time the bettor will have the advantage and thus be profitable long-term.
p.s. This is much easier said than done. This formula was introduced in Beat The Dealer in 1966 and the casinos are doing just fine. Good luck!
Blue whale massacre crustaceans
The blue whale, the worlds largest animal at 110 feet according to guiness world records eat krill, which are shrimp-like crustaceans only about an inch-and-a-half long.
Pick on somebody your own size? Not whales! An adult whale might slaughter 40 million, or 4-6 tons of these little creatures in one day!!
Amazingly, the krill population persists, but you have to assume this perpetual atrocity affects the krills ability to develop a stable society.
What is the small country in south-western Europe between France and Spain?
Andorra, a country with population 69,150 is in south-western Europe, between France and Spain.
The population of China
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
A fact that helps put China's population in perspective
China has more English speakers than the United States.
What country is believed to be the birthplace of writing?
The capital city, Baghdad, is in the center-east. Iraq's rich history dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is identified as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of writing.
Fact about the prairie dog language
Prairie dogs, those little pups popping in and out of holes on vacant lots and rural rangeland, are talking up a storm. They have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures
Artic legend man talks to animals
There are arctic legends that speak of a time when man could understand and speak with whales. In fact, many legends worldwide speak of a time when people and animals understood each other.
What are the shortest complete sentences in the English language.
"I am." and "I do." are the shortest complete sentences in the English language
Fun fact about the bible
The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
Why does Donald Trump say you're fired?
Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
Fun fact about dating
A wise monkey never monkeys with another monkey's monkey.
Why laughing gas isn't funny any more
It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anaesthetic and analgesic effects, where it is commonly known as laughing gas due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it. It is also used as a means to enable short periods of extreme high performance in automobile internal combustion engines by introducing extra oxygen into the intake charge which in turn allows a greater amount of fuel to be added and converted into energy and thereby greatly increasing the power produced by the engine. Nitrous oxide is present in the atmosphere where it acts as a powerful greenhouse gas.
Fun fact about the Kea, a bird in New Zealand
There is a two-foot long bird called the Kea. The kea lives in New Zealand and just loves to eat the strips of rubber around car windows.
Fun fact about the Hawaiian alphabet
There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
This fact about Australian Rules Football is quite a shocker
Australian Rules Football was originally designed to give cricketers something to play during the off season.
How to identify the different large kangaroos?
One way to tell large kangaroos apart is by their noses. A wallaroo's nose has a large black bare patch around it. A red kangaroo has a smaller, boomerang-shaped black bare patch on its nose. The gray kangaroo has bare narrow bands around the nostrils and the rest of the nose is covered in hair.
Random fact about pi
The billionth digit of pi is 9
Really cool math fact
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321