43 Amazing Moon Facts


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1. Alan Shepard took a peanut to the Moon. When he brought it back, Steve McQueen tried to eat it.
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2. More than 75% of people used to believe that the moon is following their car when they were kids.
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3. Mountain Dew was originally slang for Moonshine.
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4. Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
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5. Keith Moon blew up $500,000 worth of toilets with cherry bombs and dynamite. He was banned from all Hiltons worldwide.
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6. When the moon is directly over your head, you weigh slightly less.
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7. There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.
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8. If the US national debt were stacked in $5 bills, it would reach three-quarters of the way to the Moon.
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9. 13% of the people who took a survey in 1988, said that they believe that cheese is what the moon is made of.
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10. In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than a hundred years before either moon was discovered!
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11. Planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker is the only human in history to have their ashes buried on the Moon.

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12. If the Andromeda galaxy was brighter, it would appear larger than the moon.
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13. Google is giving a $20 million prize to any private team that can land on the Moon by December 31st, 2016.
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14. A day on the Moon is so slow that you could outrun the sun in a car and stay in perpetual sunlight.
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15. On the Moon, it would be possible for humans to walk on water.
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16. In 1971, 100 copies of the Bible were taken to the Moon.
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17. Almost 95% of all of us thought the moon was following our cars when we were little, but it never did in reality.
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18. Buzz Aldrin left a copy of Playboy on the moon.
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19. The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 made it illegal for countries to establish military bases on the Moon.
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20. During the 1950s, the U.S. considered dropping an atomic bomb on the Moon as a show of military superiority over the Soviets.
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21. Mankind has left 96 bags of feces, urine, and vomit on the Moon.
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22. The dark side of the Moon is turquoise.

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23. 41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time.
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24. When the moon is directly above you, you weigh less.
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25. Moon dust smells like gunpowder.
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26. Humans put a man on the Moon before they put wheels on luggage.
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27. You would need to build a column of around 40 billion LEGO bricks if you wanted to reach the moon.
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28. If we cooked every living chicken in the world, the chicken would fill enough KFC 16-piece buckets to stack to the moon and back 3 times.
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29. In 1969, Apollo 11 returned from the Moon in half the time it took to get from Boston to New York by stagecoach in 1769.
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30. The flag erected on the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for $5.50.
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31. Between 25 to 28% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.
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32. In 1958, the US Air Force planned to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon to demonstrate US military supremacy.
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33. The Moon has earthquakes that last for up to 10 minutes. Because it’s so dry and dense, they make it vibrate like a tuning fork.

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34. The Moon has "Moonquakes" one of which reached 5.5 on the Richter Scale.
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35. The Dark Side of the Moon was #1 for only one week on the Billboard album chart, although it remained on the chart for 741 weeks.
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36. All of the American flags on the Moon are still standing, but they have turned white from exposure to the Sun.
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37. Moon was Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name. (Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon in 1969).
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38. The moon is actually moving away from Earth at a rate of 1.5 inches per year.
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39. On a clear, moonless night the human eye can detect a match being struck 50 miles away.
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40. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.
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41. Once in a blue moon is an appropriate way to describe a rare event, because blue moons are, themselves, rare but actuall...
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42. The volume of the Earth's moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
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43. Astronaut Harrison Schmitt is allergic to the Moon.

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