Basketball star Michael Jordan's minor league baseball average was only .202. He hit only 3 home runs and struck out 114 times.
Yep, the team was the Birmingham Barons. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons I never was able to go see him play, primarily due to not having much disposable income at the time.
The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. It's whistle can reach up to 188 decibels.
Interestingly, the loudest human scream on record is 128db. Since the decibel scale is logarithmic, adding 10db to a sound requires multiplying the power by ten. Thus, the whale is generating 1,000,000x as much sound energy. I'd be curious whether the measurements allow for the fact that sound carries further in water than in air - but that's still an impressive set of lungs.
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