Friday Fact: UV Light and Sunscreen

I was always told that sunscreen was always the way to go, because it prevented skin cancer and spots on you skin. I am outside in bright sunlight for long periods of time in the summer, because of swimming. Also, for swimming, it’s not just my face that get’s affected.

Wear sunscreen, guys. It doesn’t take too long, at least rub some onto your face, and arms if exposed.

Also, the song in the background is really cool.


Friday Fact: Cocoa Bean Farming

Watch the video.

This marveled me. To work, and not know what you help make, having no idea what’s going to become of your labor is a difficult concept to imagine.

Friday Fact: Music, and our Brain


Just a hundred more reasons to play an instrument.

Looks like I’ll finally get better at chess.

But seriously, THIS VIDEO! I play the piano and the viola, and at some points of this video, I get really excited because I know exactly what it’s talking about. I learned so much, this video was just great.

Also, did you know that playing an instrument may prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? (As does speaking a second language! Two points for me!)

Haha, Interesting Fact of the Week just became Interesting Fact of the Month. I’ll have to to tag it something else.

Friday Fact: Hair and Star Stuff

So, it’s not so scientific, but statistical info I am going to give you today.

Because I am so random, this week is about hair.

According to a survey conducted by Tresemme, a brand of shampoo, the average woman spends $50,000 on her hair in her lifetime. Each year we spend $160 on shampoos and conditioners. We spend $520 on haircuts. So, if you think about it, that really adds up. More money than we think goes to our hair.

Not only is it money that we spend, but time as well. Most women spend at least an hour and twenty minutes a week doing their hair. And that also accumulates. By the time they reach 65 years of age, they have spent six or seven months doing their hair.

In other words, if you are running out of ways to save money and time, be bald.


Of course, since I love COSMOS, here’s Neil deGrasse Tyson for you:


Now, this is because the whole universe is made of the same things. With the Big Bang, several elements were sent throughout the universe. They made the stars and therefore us, goes the theory. The element thing is proven, not too much the reason.

Well, I hope you liked this statistical Fact of the Week!

Last week: Solar Freakin’ Roadways

Before: Frawnhoffer Lines

Friday Fact: Solar (Freakin’) Roadways

I found this re-blogged on Burdge’s Tumblr, and I thought it was pretty interesting.

Basically, two people invented solar panels with LED lights in them, and had the idea to replace any driveways, roads, even cement sport courts with them. This new invention is a hexagonal solar panel, with will serve as an ideal road, but also as a solar panel, generating energy to use in our homes. Paved roads serve the purpose of being roads, but how cool would it be to have them generate energy as well?

With the lights, not only will cities look futuristic and like Tron, but can also help drivers see ahead at night, and can even have pressure sensors to detect any animals crossing the road.

The only thing is: how much would this cost? How long would it take to even out with how much we pay, or to generate enough jobs, or even enough energy? Could someone even hack the highway? (also seen on Burdge’s Tumblr, I thought it was funny, but a possibility.)

Imagine our world going from this:


To this:


I hope you liked this week’s interesting fact!

Last week: Frawnhofer Lines

Happy Memorial Day!