H1N1 Influenza Virus

In 1918, an influenza pandemic known as Spanish flu, caused by the H1N1 influenza virus, was reported to have infected at least half a billion people around the world. Estimates put the death toll at between 50 and 100 million people (which would have been 3%-5% of the entire population of the world at the – one of the deadliest epidemics in recorded human history. The H1N1 virus struck again in 2009. Fortunately the world was a bit better prepared.

Albert Einstein

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

1918

In 1918, estimates put the death toll at more than 1% and some estimates range from anywhere from 3-5% of the entire world’s population. What was the cause?

Roman Goddess

The planet Venus was named after the Roman goddess of love! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Superman Could Do It

To convert graphite (carbon – typically thought of as a lump of coal) into a diamond you need to have both high temperature and pressure. To give you some idea of just how high, you have to heat graphite (carbon)the temperature has to be about 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit (3000 degrees Celsius) at a pressure of 100,000 atmospheres or approximately one and a half million pounds per square inch.