You can never count to one trillion !

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This one might be a no brainer if you've thought about it before. How many numbers can you count to in five seconds ?

For fast counters, out loud is about twenty seven seconds. In your head, it might be closer to thirty five.

Of course because higher numbers take longer to say, a fast counter can typically hit around 200 in sixty seconds. If you bring that up to an hour, it's somewhere around 1,200.
Doing the math without factoring in the amount of time it takes to say the higher numbers, it would take over 9,000 years to get to one trillion. If you're counting in your head, the results won't be much better.
If you count in your head for 24 hours straight, you will reach somewhere around 600,000. One whole year nonstop would give you 220 million, and if you counted for your entire life, you would only reach the billions, But you will never reach a "trillion".

Well, if you ever find yourself immortal and floating through space after the Earth is destroyed, now you know what you can do for fun.

The Whale Galaxy !

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The Whale Galaxy

Swimming into view from 25million light years away, the Whale Galaxy.

Nasa scientists have released this stunning picture of the aptly titled Whale Galaxy. They were amazed by the galaxy's likeness to the mammal. Its colours stretching across the inky blackness of outer space this curiously shaped galaxy has been sighted 25 million light years away.

Its technical name from Nasa researchers is NGC 463 but others have likened it to the Cosmic Herring or The Whale Galaxy.

In this gorgeous colour image, the galaxy's yellowish core, dark dust clouds, bright blue star clusters, and red star forming regions glow brightly. It is also known to have spouted a halo of hot gas at one point.

Profiles in "Leonardo da Vinci"

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Leonardo da Vinci

★ Short Biography :

┗▶ Leonardo da Vinci born on April 15, 1452 and died on May 2, 1519 was an Italian polymath, having been a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer.

┗▶ Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the "Renaissance man", a man whose seemingly infinite curiosity was equalled only by his powers of invention.

★ As a Painter

┗▶ He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.It is primarily as a painter that Leonardo was and is renowned.

┗▶Two of his works, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper occupy unique positions as the most famous, most reproduced and most parodied portrait and religious painting of all time. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also iconic.

★ As an Engineer

┗▶ As an engineer, Leonardo's ideas were vastly ahead of his time. He conceptualised a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics.

┗▶ His conceptual drawings included plans for musical instruments, war machines, calculators, boats and other ideas. Many of these plans were limited by the level of technology at the time.

┗▶ Flight was of particular interest to da Vinci. He studied the flight of birds and created plans for flying machines that resemble hang gliders and helicopters.

★ As a Scientist

┗▶ As a scientist, he greatly advanced the state of knowledge in the fields of anatomy, civil engineering, optics, and hydrodynamics.

The renaissance man of the renaissance. He could have lived to be 500 and still not lived up to his potential.

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Superhero Thor is now a WOMAN!

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Marvel reveals superhero Thor is now a WOMAN!

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Comic book fans have been rocked by an unexpected move by Marvel, which has revealed that Thor is now a woman.

The hammer-wielding superhero will appear in her more shapely form in October, as Marvel experiments with bringing in a new audience.

Reaction to the proposed change was mixed, with fans taking to Marvel's Facebook page to rail against changes to their childhood heroes.

Many questioned how the plot line will allow for this mysterious blonde woman to take over the hammer of Thor, speculating on whether she is a long-lost relative.

But Marvel has said simply that the new character using the power of Mjölnir - the hammer - is Thor.

'This new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!' Marvel editor Wil Moss said.

Source: Daily Mail

**Wonders of Mathematics - Infinite out of Nothing !

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How can you get something infinite out of nothing ?

"The point appeared in the circle
And was not;
But it was the dot
That the circle begot."

In geometry, a point has no dimension. It has no diameter, no depth. It does not really exist in space; it is really only an idea. Yet when you start to move it, its trail creates a line. Move it around another point, you create an arc. Continue describing that arc, and its end will eventually meet its beginning, and form an endless circle.

From nothing, something has taken form. From the point, a circle emerges. It is the existence of the circle that proves the existence of the point. The point is not-being; the circle is being.
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**Best Moral Story You could read !

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Best Moral Story!

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the
bird froze and fell to the ground in a large field.

While it was lying there, a cow came by and
dropped some dung on it. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, it began to realize
how warm it was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.

A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.
Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the
pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Moral of the story: