29 January 2015

How far the Human Race has come



Facts that show just how far we've come!
 

  

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
  

 

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Thanks to the statisticians that sorted this information out
and presented it in a way we could understand it.

Lecture on alcohol abuse and the effects



Ron Chestna 89 years of age was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was
asked where he was going at that time of night.



 
Ron replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects 

it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."
 
The officer asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?"
 
Ron replied, "That would be my wife."

Weather Statistics

Thinking this is relevant this week…


Top 10 cities with least weather variety 
(based on temperature variation, precipitation, wind, severe weather) 
1. San Francisco, California  
2. San Diego, California  
3. Los Angeles, California  
4. Santa Barbara, California  
5. Eureka, California  
6. Long Beach, California  
7. Honolulu, Hawaii  
8. Santa Maria, California  
9. San Luis Obispo, California  
10. Kahului, Hawaii 
 
 
Top 10 hail prone cities 
(based on frequency and severity of hail) 
1. Tulsa, Oklahoma  
2. Amarillo, Texas  
3. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  
4. Wichita, Kansas  
5. Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas  
6. Arlington, Texas  
7. Denver, Colorado  
8. Colorado Springs, Colorado  
9. Shreveport, Louisiana  
10. Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas 
 
Top 10 Tropical storm/hurricane prone cities 
(Average # of years with no storm, based on data from 1871- 2007, hitting within 60 miles of the city) 
1. Cape Hatteras, North Carolina  2.49  
2. Delray Beach, Florida  2.54  
3. Hollywood, Florida  2.58  
4. Deerfield Beach, Florida  2.58  
5. Boca Raton, Florida  2.58  
6. Florida City, Florida  2.63  
7. Grand Isle, Louisiana  2.63  
8. Ft. Pierce, Florida  2.69  
9. Miami, Florida  2.69  
10. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  2.69 
 
 
Top 10 Tornado states 
(Average number of tornadoes per 10,000 sq. mi., occurring from 1953-2004) 
1. Florida  9.4  
2. Oklahoma  8.2  
3. Kansas  6.7  
4. Iowa  6.6  
5. Illinois  6.2  
6. Indiana  6.1  
7. Mississippi  5.7  
8. Maryland  5.7  
9. Louisiana  5.6  
10. Texas  5.2 
 
 
Top 10 Thunderstorm cities   
(average annual number of thunderstorms) 
1. Fort Myers, Florida  89  
2. Tampa, Florida  87  
3. Tallahassee, Florida  83  
4. Gainesville, Florida  81  
5. Orlando, Florida  80  
6. Mobile, Alabama  79  
7. W. Palm Beach, Florida  79  
8. Lake Charles, Louisiana  76  
9. Daytona Beach, Florida  75  
10. Vero Beach, Florida  75 
 
 
Top 10 Tornado prone cities 
(ranked by tornadoes per 1,000 miles) 
1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  
2. Tulsa, Oklahoma  
3. Dallas - Ft. Worth, Texas  
4. Wichita, Kansas  
5. Springfield, Missouri  
6. Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri  
7. Ft. Smith, Arkansas  
8. Little Rock, Arkansas  
9. Jackson, Mississippi  
10. Birmingham, Alabama 
 
 
States with the most earthquakes in the last 30 years
(centered in the state) 
1. Alaska  
2. California  
3. Hawaii  
4. Nevada  
5. Washington  
6. Idaho  
7. Wyoming  
8. Montana  
9. Utah  
10. Oregon 
 
 
10 all-time hottest Temperatures 
(obtained from state temperature Records, NCDC) 
1. Death Valley, California  134  
2. Lake Havasu, Arizona  128  
3. Laughlin, Nevada  125  
4. Lakewood, New Mexico  122  
5. Alton, Kansas  121  
6. Steele, North Dakota  121  
7. Ozark, Arkansas  120  
8. Tipton, Oklahoma  120  
9. Seymour, Texas  120  
10. Usta, South Dakota  120 
 
 
10 all-time coldest Temperatures   
(obtained from state temperature Records, NCDC) 
1. Prospect Creek, Alaska  -80  
2. Rogers Pass, Montana  -70  
3. Peters Sink, Utah  -69  
4. Riverside, Wyoming  -66  
5. Maybell, Colorado  -61  
6. Tower, Minnesota  -60  
7. Parshall, North Dakota  -60  
8. Island Park Dam, Idaho  -60  
9. McIntosh, South Dakota  -58  
10. Couderay, Wisconsin  -55 
 
 
10 hottest cities 
(average annual temperature) 
1. Key West, Florida  77.7  
2. Miami, Florida  75.6   
3. W Palm Beach, Florida  74.6   
4. Ft. Myers, Florida  73.9   
5. Yuma, Florida  73.9   
6. Brownsville, Texas  73.6   
7. Orlando, Florida  72.4   
8. Vero Beach, Florida  72.4   
9. Corpus Christi, Texas  72.1   
10. Tampa, Florida  72.0  
                
 
10 coldest cities 
(average annual temperature) 
1. International Falls, Minnesota  36.4  
2. Duluth, Minnesota  38.2  
3. Caribou, Maine  38.9  
4. Marquette, Michigan  39.2  
5. Sault Ste Marie, Michigan  39.7  
6. Fargo, North Dakota  40.5  
7. Williston, North Dakota  40.8  
8. Alamosa, Colorado  41.2  
9. Bismarck, North Dakota  41.3  
10. St. Cloud, Minnesota  41.4 
 
 
10 driest cities 
(average annual precipitation in inches) 
1. Yuma, Arizona  2.65  
2. Las Vegas, Nevada  4.19  
3. Bishop, California  5.61  
4. Bakersfield, California  5.72  
5. Phoenix, Arizona  7.11  
6. Alamosa, Colorado  7.13  
7. Reno, Nevada  7.49  
8. Winslow, Arizona  7.64  
9. El Paso, Texas  7.82  
10. Winnemucca, Nevada  7.82 
 
 
10 wettest cities   
(average annual precipitation in inches) 
1. Hilo, Hawaii  128.00  
2. Quillayute, Washington  104.50  
3. Astoria, Oregon  69.60  
4. Blue Canyon, California  67.87  
5. Mobile, Alabama  64.64  
6. Tallahassee, Florida  64.59  
7. Pensacola, Florida  61.16  
8. New Orleans, Louisiana  59.74  
9. W Palm Beach, Florida  59.72  
10. Miami, Florida  59.55 
 
 
10 snowiest cities 
(average annual precipitation in inches) 
1. Blue Canyon, California  240.8  
2. Marquette, Michigan  128.6  
3. Sault Ste Marie, Michigan  116.7  
4. Syracuse, New York  111.6  
5. Caribou, Maine  110.4  
6. Mount Shasta, California  104.9  
7. Lander, Wyoming  102.5  
8. Flagstaff, Arizona  99.9  
9. Sexton Summit, Oregon  97.8  
10. Muskegon, Michigan  97.0 
 
 
10 windiest cities 
(average annual wind speed in mph) 
1. Blue Hill Observatory, Massachusetts  15.4  
2. Dodge City, Kansas  14.0  
3. Amarillo, Texas  13.5  
4. Rochester, Minnesota  13.1  
5. Casper, Wyoming  12.9  
6. Cheyenne, Wyoming  12.9  
7. Great Falls, Montana  12.7  
8. Goodland, Kansas  12.6  
9. Boston, Massachusetts  12.5  
10. Lubbock, Texas  12.4 
 
 
10 sunniest cities 
(annual percent of possible sunshine) 
1. Yuma, Arizona  90%
2. Redding, CA  88%  
3. Las Vegas, Nevada  85%  
4. Phoenix, Arizona  85%  
5. Tucson, Arizona  85%  
6. El Paso, Texas  83%  
7. Flagstaff, Arizona  79%  
8. Fresno, California  79%  
9. Reno, Nevada  79%  
10. Sacramento, California  78%  

16 January 2015

Dubai police cars...the fastest in the world



Dubai police cars...the fastest in the world: http://www.youtube.com/v/tjPUGMJ86E0

                                                           


15 January 2015

They had one job to do...



They had one job to do...