Sometimes, there are things you need to know… on a need-to-know basis.
Tonight, I shall reveal a few of these. Before it is too late. What I mean by that, plain and simple, is that our planet is expiring. We either have to do something to fix our human-polluting ways…. or vacate.
Smarty-man Stephen Hawkins has predicted this, if you don’t believe me. And he just doesn’t say these things willy-nilly. He bases his theories on scientific facts. In the recent months / year… he gave humans about 1,000 years before we have to leave. Not so bad you say? I say it stinks.
But now… now…he’s really “tidied up” his timeline on this. We have about 100 years. That is approximately one human lifetime from now. Double stink.
So. Some completely interesting facts about your time here on earth. Because, we need to remember good old Earth, when we are living in some colony on Mars, or the Moon.
The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green. — Seems like a big waste since we all need to be packing our bags soon.
A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping. — This will probably drop significantly when we are in our groovy Lunar-Outfits.
Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women. — Again, this will not be of any concern. The massive dust storms on Mars don’t allow for lightning strikes. We’re cool.
A sneeze travels about 100 miles per hour. — This could be bad when your head is in your little space helmet.
If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. — Handy tip. Even if you have your helmet on…. you better let that baby rip.
There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year. — This figure may go WAY up when all of us can’t go on the transports to the new Space Station. The older and weaker will mostly likely have to stay here. And grow older, and weaker.
The population is expected to rise to 10.8 billion by the year 2080. — Making matters worse.
Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. — All of this nay-saying is giving me a headache… and it is making me skinny.
I could go on and on here, but we still have about 100 years to catch up on the rest. So.. if you care…. just remember this….
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
If you really give a Spit.
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson’s Essays