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Planets Around Sun | Earth's Speed | A Cord of Wood | Windows | Roman Numerals

How long does it take for planets to orbit around the sun?

Mercury . . . 88 earth days
Venus . . . 225 days
Earth . . . 365 days
Mars . . . 685 days
Jupiter . . . 12 earth years
Saturn . . . 29 years
Uranus . . . 84 years
Neptune . . . 165 years
Pluto . . .
Expelled from the lofty fraternity and demoted to "dwarf planet" in 2005.
Orbital period = roughly 248 earth years.

Source:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_does_it_take for_all_nine_planets_to_orbit_around_the_sun

 

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Earth's Speed Through Space

It's easy to forget that while you read this, you and your computer screen are racing through space at a nearly unimaginable speed. The Earth constantly rotates on its axis at 1,037 miles per hour, orbiting the sun at 67,000 m.p.h. And the solar system whips around the galaxy at more than 420,000 m.p.h.

http://www.csmonitor.com/ Innovation/Tech-Culture/2013/ 0918/ How-Leon-Foucault-taught-us-to- watch-the-world-spin-video

 

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A Cord of wood = 128 cubic feet of wood

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Windows Stuff


Show Screen/Go to Desktop - In Windows - Win Key + D
View Page Source on Internet - In Windows - View Page Source Information: Hit Control-U

 

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Roman Numerals

I = 1
V = 5
X = 10
L = 50
C = 100
D = 500
M = 1000
So.......
MCMLX = 1960
MMXXIV = 2024

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IQ test – My IQ = 120 (I know, not great - just wanted to keep this info)

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Added September 26, 2013, Updated with more info April 7, 2014

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