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.
2. More than 75% of people used to believe that the moon is following their car when they were kids.
3. Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.
4. Mountain Dew was originally slang for Moonshine.
5. When the moon is directly over your head, you weigh slightly less.
6. Keith Moon blew up $500,000 worth of toilets with cherry bombs and dynamite. He was banned from all Hiltons worldwide.
7. There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.
8. If the US national debt were stacked in $5 bills, it would reach three-quarters of the way to the Moon.
9. 13% of the people who took a survey in 1988, said that they believe that cheese is what the moon is made of.
10. In 1971, 100 copies of the Bible were taken to the Moon.
11. 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!

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

23. 41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time.
24. When the moon is directly above you, you weigh less.
25. Moon dust smells like gunpowder.
26. Humans put a man on the Moon before they put wheels on luggage.
27. You would need to build a column of around 40 billion LEGO bricks if you wanted to reach the moon.
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.
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.
30. The flag erected on the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for $5.50.
31. Between 25 to 28% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.
32. In 1958, the US Air Force planned to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon to demonstrate US military supremacy.
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.

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

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