As B2B PR professionals we’re always looking for interesting and compelling facts to support our clients’ stories. So I was fascinated to read in the paper today that a group of teachers have selected some fascinating facts to inspire young people to pick a career in science and engineering.
This guerrilla science campaign aimed at reminding pupils that science touches all of all lives will see a range of amazing or fascinating facts posted in parks, skate parks and shops. The project has been organised with The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair.
Here’s my favourite fascinating facts listed that c0uld be on display in a park near you soon:
- The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
- Lavatories are on average much cleaner than the average toothbrush. Teeth are home to around 10,000 million bacteria per square cm.
- Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history combined.
- The first computer mouse was made from wood.
- The words written on Twitter everyday would fill a book of 10 million pages.
- The entire Internet weights about the same as one large strawberry.
- You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning.
- There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people alive on earth.
- Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them.
- Going to work is statistically three times more dangerous than war.