We haven’t got one fact for you this week, and not two either, no we have five. So prepare yourself to absorb some useless information.
1. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17th
This holiday takes place to globally celebrate Irish culture and remember one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the 5th century. March 17th is believed to be the day that St Patrick died in 460 AD.
2. To kill all bacteria, temperature water has to be around 121°C
Though the temperature of boiling water is 100°C, some bacteria are actually resistant to it. For that reason, to ensure all bacteria is killed, water needs to be heated under pressure to about 121°C.
3. The most films seen in one year is 1132
The record for most films seen in one year was achieved by Maggie Correa-Avilés in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During 2010, Maggie watched 138 films in January, 190 in February, 129 in March, 126 in April, 77 May, 140 June, 109 in July, 57 in August, 74 in September, 22 in October, 36 in November and 34 in December.
4. Venus has the hottest surface temperature of all the planets
Reaching temperatures of over 460°C on a regular basis, the planet that is second from the Sun has the highest average surface temperatures of any planet in the Solar System. This is believed to be due to how close it is to the Sun and because it has a thick atmosphere. Though it would be believed that Mercury with being the closest to the Sun would have the hottest surface temperature, it has no atmosphere and spins at a slower pace than the other planets causing its temperature to vary widely.
5. A mushroom isn’t a plant, fruit or a vegetable
That’s right, they’re actually a special type of fungus. Though that’s extremely off putting, they’re apparently really good to have in your diet and are made up of 90% water… but you won’t catch us adding them to our meals any time soon.
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