# wolframfunfacts

Warp Speed!

The Borg are coming. You’re joining the fleet at Wolf 359 to try and stop them. How fast do you need to go to get there in time?

First, find out how fast you need to go in terms of the speed of light:

Second, convert that into warp speed with Wolfram|Alpha’s new converter:

Wolfram|Alpha determines you would need a warp factor of 7.818 to reach Wolfram 359 within 3 days.

As to what happens when you get there, we can’t help you with that. Best of luck.

The popularity of the name Liberty in the US spiked three times since 1900, correlating with which historical events?

Avogadro’s number is about twice the number of stars in the observable universe.

Want to score a winning basket and make bad decisions? Turns out you can throw your MacBook Pro right through a basketball hoop!

The Island of Hawaii (The Big Island) is larger than Puerto Rico, but not nearly as inhabited.

Saturn could float on water if there was an ocean big enough.

77/4is a pretty good approximation for pi.  And 7×7 = 49.

Sagittarius A* is believed to be the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.

The pizza theorem.

This theorem will be tested at lunch today. We will report back with our findings.

Pluto and Russia have almost the exact same area.

A beard-second (the length an average beard grows in a second) is 10nm long.

In previous whimsical units-of-measurement news, donkey power!

The actor Lloyd Bridges was born 100 years ago today. What movie did he star in with his son Jeff?

There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible positions of Rubik’s cube.

Donkey power exists.

Everyone who has ever attended the Super Bowl equals 1.16% of the current US population.

There are enough galaxies in the universe for each person to own 24 of them.

Even crazier:

There would still be plenty of galaxies left over even if every person who has ever lived owned one.

The distance between the tallest mountain peak and the lowest underwater point.

A cubic light year of milk would have a mass equivalent to that of 150 million Milky Way galaxies.