Mother Teresa

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”

April Fool’s Day

Google’s email service “Gmail” was launched on the 1st of April in 2004: April Fool’s Day!   Shortly before midnight on the 31st of March 31 in 2004, Google announced its launch of Gmail.  Although many thought it was a hoax (remember when there wasn’t any free web-based e-mail service with a gigabyte of storage?).  It was Google’s form of viral marketing.  Seems to have worked!

Now That is REALLY Big!

While the Earth is about 8000 miles wide, the Sun is approximately 900,000 miles wide (that’s about 1.4 million kilometers ).  If you imagine the Sun being a hollow ball, about one million Earths could fit inside. Now THAT is big!

Babe Ruth

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

Our Earth is Big, But if You Want REALLY Big!

The Earth is about 13 thousand kilometres (8000 miles) wide and is about 93 million miles away.  Although it may look only a little bigger than the moon, our Sun is a star, and is significantly bigger than every planet in our Solar System. How much bigger you ask? Find out on Friday (or look it up now).

If You Can Pronounce It . . .

Although the word “triskaidekaphobia” means fear of the number 13, the term for the fear of Friday the 13th is Paraskevidekatriaphobia.

It’s an extension of triskaidekaphobia which originates from the Greek word for Friday (Paraskevi).

Aristotle

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”