Monday, 11 August 2014

Fact Hunters: Power, Shakespeare & eruptions

Alisha March
Did you know that today there are some 435 nuclear power reactors operating in 31 countries with a combined capacity of over 370 GWe – about 13.5% of the world's electricity.

Tumelo Sibanda
The actual date of Shakespeare's birth is not known, but, traditionally, April 23, St George's Day, has been Shakespeare's accepted birthday.
Sandra Diaz
Mt St Helen’s erupted in 1980 with amazing power! A vertical explosion occurred at the summit of the volcano, sending a mushroom cloud of ash and gases more than 12 miles into the air. The cloud of ash darkened the skies, causing streetlights to come on as far away as Spokane – more than 300 miles away.

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