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Increase in U.S. home sizes

The size of a typical American home has increased from 1100 to 1800 square feet over the past ten years.

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The energy consumption needs of technology

As late as 1993, high-tech paraphernalia like computers, printers and video games had a negligible effect on power usage. Today, it's estimated to account for more than 13 percent of a typical household energy budget. By 2020, it could be as much as 25 percent

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Solar homes in the u.s.

More than 10,000 homes and counting in the United States are powered entirely by solar energy.

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How much energy can the sun provide?

According to the American Solar Energy Society, enough sunlight falls on the earth's surface each minute to meet world energy demand for an entire year.

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Tip for saving energy in the home

Replacing an electric water heater with a solar model can reduce water heat costs by 50 to 80 percent every year - and over the 20-year life of the equipment, more than 50 tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be displaced.

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Life in the rainforest

A single tree in a rainforest can be home to thousands of different creatures.

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Biggest animal in the world

The blue whale is the largest animal in the world. The largest blue whale caught was a 110-foot female. It is not known how the angler got this beast home or how they fit it in the freezer.

Reference: http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/planetocean/bluewhale.html

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How to feed the homeless?

More food is thrown out each day in the United States than is needed to feed its hungry . . . by McDonalds.

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The third largest city in Nebraska

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.

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Fun fact about Neil Armstrong's moonwalk

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first of six home runs.

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