When you step back and ponder the world, the nature of life, and our place among the stars you can end up having some pretty profound thoughts. There are huge questions that hang over us at all times: why are we here, what is the meaning of life, what should we have for dinner? Yet for all of those questions the facts consistently elude us. We decided to pull together 12 amazing facts that did not elude us. Listed below are 12 facts that will literally leave you speechless. They won’t tell you the meaning of life but they will give some meaning to your lunch break!
The moon is slowly pulling away from the Earth.
When you step outside tonight you need to take a second to appreciate the moon. For all that we don’t know about the celestial body above us, we do have quite a bit of knowledge regarding the moon. As it turns out the moon is actually slowly pulling away from Earth which means that in a few million years there will be huge tidal effects on our planet. Fortunately we won’t be around to deal with them. Still if you want to try and make it that long then you should consider investing in gold funds so that you can afford that chryo chamber that you always wanted!