93% of UK households are now connected to the internet compared to only 13% in 1999 and 70% in 2009. Of the 7% who are not connected 61% felt they did not need it, 34% because of lack of skills and 33% were concerned about online security. The bulk of online shopping appears to be done by 16-24 and 25-34 year olds. Smartphone internet access is also dominated by 16-24 year olds. In 2019 84% of all people said they used the internet daily.
There are about 15,000 nuclear missiles across the globe with USA and Russia owning about 7,000 each with the remaining 1,000 scattered around Europe and the East. There around 4,500 cities and urban areas worldwide with populations of around 100,000. With an average of 3 missiles per city which would wipe out half of humanity – around 3 billion people, with 1,500 missiles still remaining. One nuclear bomb has the power of around 200,000 tons of TNT, so 15,000 missiles can provide the equivalent of 3 billion tons of TNT, that’s enough TNT to recreate the entire city of Manhattan if stacked up in piles. Exploding all these bombs at once would have an impact 15 times that of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883 vapourising everything within 50 km and causing earthquakes, firestorms and radiation fall out all over the world and even into outer space, followed by decades of global winter from which the Earth (though not human beings) would begin to recover about 100 years later, the Earth returning to its natural previous state after around 2 million years.
It is estimated there are 35 million tons of Uranium in the Earth which could power every household, hospital, school, office, farm and factory in the world for hundreds of years, or make 10,000 bombs similar to that used in Hiroshima.
Ants have been around since the age of the Dinosaurs, about 160 million years ago. There are around 16,000 species of ant (ten thousand trillion individuals) forming 20% of all animal biomass on Earth. Soldier ants can march in thick columns of up to 100 metres long, capable of killing 500,000 other insects and small invertebrates in one day, this includes wasp’s nests which ants can easily overrun and devour the entire store of larvae, with many underground hyper colonies stretching over thousands of square kilometres.
A bee can fly up to six miles in one day.
40% of all jammie dodgers are consumed by adults.
Britain gets through 10,000 disposable coffee cups every two minutes, amounting to 0.7% of all UK packaging waste in landfill (most cardboard cups are not recyclable because of the polymer laminate coating on the inside).
There are more plastic particles in the oceans than there are stars in the Milky Way.
In a recent survey of global sleeping habits covering 20 different countries, India and Saudi Arabia come out top as the most restful countries for getting a good night’s sleep, while UK appears at number 15 down the list with only 82% of adults obtaining adequate slumber with 67% of people all over the world waking up at least once in the night. Bottom of the list is South Korea with over 40% of adults not sleeping well.
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Did you know lipstick contains ‘fish scales?’Some lipstick does contain something which is called “pearl essence”. This silvery substance is literally found in fish scales, primarily sourced from herring and can be found in many lipsticks, nail polishes and other cosmetic products due to the shimmer effect it creates.
Britons spend an average of 5 hours and 46 minutes online everyday (well under the worldwide average which is 6 hours and 42 minutes). In the Philippines average online daily use is 10 hours. In Brazil, Colombia and Thailand average use is 9 hours per day. 99.4% of 25-34 year olds in UK use the internet, while only 46.8% of UK over 75 year olds use the internet. Average internet usage via phone in UK is 2 hours and 9 minutes.