What is the most exciting thing that could happen in just a second? A second is made up of 1000 milliseconds, and not a lot can happen in that time-frame. Using our minimal understanding of how the world works there are a couple of things we can think of; for example our hearts beat every second but that’s not exciting and certainly not worth discussing.
Top 10 Amazing Things That Happen Every Second
So what are the most incredible that happen every second? Below is a list of some of them.
10. 3 Barbie Dolls are Sold
Yes, Barbie is America’s top doll property and the largest in the world toy industry. Each second 3 Barbie dolls are sold globally making that 180 dolls in just a minute. Barbie dolls have been in the market for over 50 years with over 300,000 sold in 1959. The original 1959 Barbie doll was auctioned for $27,450 but the highest auctioned price for a Barbie doll was $302,500 with proceeds going to Breast Cancer research programs. Since 1959 over a billion fashions have been produced for Barbie and her friends. On average girls between 3 and 6 years own 12 Barbie dolls.
9. 60 Lipsticks are Made
On average 60 lipsticks are made per second in the world making them of the most incredible things to happen every second. Lipsticks are popular and a daily custom for women. They come in different colors, flavors and are distributed by several manufacturers. Lipsticks have a creamy texture and aid in softening and moisturize lips. They are accessories you won’t miss in any lady purse.
8. A Bullet Travels 900m
A bullet travels 900m per second before hitting its target. That’s probably the quickest man-made object and one of the most incredible things that happen each second. Bullets use Newton’s law of motion, and will travel in a set projectile before reaching a medium. According to Newton mechanics, a bullet will only stop if it transfers its momentum to an equivalent or greater mass of medium. This normally happens at point of impact.
7. A Snail Travels 1cm in the Rain
The slowest thing can travel as much as 1cm every second in the rain. Rain softens and reduces ground resistance helping the snail move faster. Snails are herbivores and they feats on a variety of plants. They however make a delicacy treat for many animals such as birds, lizards, centipedes, insects, frogs and other predatory snails.
6. Saliva at 100m a Second
We normally spit saliva in downward trajectory and never really bother knowing about how far or fast our saliva travels. But saliva makes one of the most incredible things that happen every second because without air resistance our saliva can travel 100 meters in one second. Startling right! 98% of saliva is water and it contains important substances such as electrolytes, enzymes and antibacterial compounds. Digestion normally occurs in the mouth before reaching the stomach.
5. 6 Babies are Born
Population biologists estimate that 6 babies are born every second globally and about 240 a minute. There are roughly 4 million births in America every year, and if not for immigration this would lead to negative population growth. Global population increases by 2% each year making the birth rate at about 3.5%
4. 10,450 Coca Colas Consumed
Coca Cola is the most popular and largest soft drink manufacturer in the world. Billions of people take Coca Cola as their preferred drink. Estimates indicate that 10,450 Coca Cola soft drinks are consumed every second and 20,000 sold. Certainly the world in becoming obese!
3. Lightning Strikes 6 Times
The fastest thing on earth strikes our planet 6 times each second making it one of the most incredible things that happen every second. Lightning is an electrostatic discharge that takes place between electrically charged areas in the clouds. At times lightning can be sighted distant without thunder sound, that’s because the lightning may be too far away from the thunder sound.
2. Bees Beat their Wings 270 Times
Average honey bees beat their wings at 270 times a second. In total this adds up to about 16,820 per minute. Very fast huh?
1. The US Throws Away 2011, 216lbs of Food
Taking top spot in the most incredible things that happen every second are Americans throwing away 2011, 216 pounds of food. Well the population is not entirely to blame for this. It turns out bad dates on expiration labels of food are the major culprits. A lack of proper regulation has led to 40% of food in the US being thrown away.
A recent study from Harvard’s School of Food Law indicated that 92% of Americans throw away food because of misinterpreting expiration dates. Common phrases like “best before,” “use by,” and “sell,” are badly regulated and very often misinterpreted. The ineffective labeling system needs a makeover.
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