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Five Fact Friday #3

Five random facts for this Friday:

jetBlue has 264 aircraft in its fleet – Source: Planespotters.net

New York City’s 14 wastewater treatment plants treat 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day – Source: New York City Environmental Protection

In 1985 a first class stamp was 22 cents, which is the equivalent of 54 cents today (currently a first class stamp costs 50 cents). – Source: Kiplinger.com

As of 2017 there were approximately 500 zoos and aquariums in America (no mention on whether or not the US Congress was included in that count) – Source: WhyAnimalsDoTheThing.com

There are 195 countries in the world. 193 are member states of the United Nations and two, The Holy See and the State of Palestine, that are non-member observer states – Source: Worldometer

Five Fact Friday

Five random facts for this Friday:

North Carolina ranks 1st in the US for women representation in the tech sector – females make up 35.5% of the workforce – Source: Business North Carolina, March 2020

There are 4,319,768,895 more people on Earth than when I was born in 1966. – Source: Life Stats, which is a fun site to play with.

When you lose weight fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water. You exhale the carbon dioxide and the water mixes into your circulation until it’s lost as urine or sweat. – Source: Universal-Sci

Deaf moths absorb up to 85% of incoming sound energy from bats to help evade them. – Source: PhysOrg via BookofJoe

As of 2015, 62.7% of Americans live in cities, but those cities only comprise 3.5% of the country’s land area. – Source – US Census