Make your own free website on Tripod.com
 
www.ronvelasco.homepad.com

Home | Pinoy Trivia | Tree of Knowledge | Computers | Strange Facts | Fun Fare | Author

 
Tree of Knowledge - Science & Technology
The relatively small area of the Middle East has about 60% of the world's total oil reserves. The biggest single producer of oil is Saudi Arabia. In 1993, it produced 8,198 million barrels of oil a day.

Before life on Earth, the atmosphere contained chemicals such as methane, hydrogen, ammonia and water. Chemical reations took place in the sea, sugar molecules joined together to form starch and cellulose; amino acids formed proteins. When sugars and nitrogen compounds combined they formed DNA, an oganic chemical capable of reproducing itself.

The Panama Canal, which opened in 1914, allows ships to travel between the Atlantic and pacific Oceans without having to sail all the way around South America.

Mycoplasms are the smallest known free-living cells. They are related to bacteria but lack a cell wall, which means they can change their shape and can pass through fine filters that would retain bacteria. Some are saprophytic (they live on dead or decaying organic material), others are parasitic, living on mammals and causng pneumonia-like diseases. 

The Great wall of China, which can be seen from space, is over 3,400 km long - three times the length of Great Britain. It was built over 2,000 years ago.
 


 
Home | Pinoy Trivia | Tree of Knowledge | Computers | Strange Facts | Fun Fare | Author

Copyright 2000 Ron C. Velasco
www.ronvelasco.homepad.com
ron@asean-mail.com