July 05, 2008
The best way to explain it is with some typical random values spit out by the site...
|Water locked up in ice worldwide||3e+7 cubic kilometer|
|Number of African clawed frog eggs|
laid per spawning
|Number of alveoli in human lung||274 to 790 million|
|Length of E. coli flagella||15 microns|
This site is no doubt useful to biologists who sometimes have to put their finger on a number related to their work, in much the same way that a chemist sometimes really needs to know the melting point of Tungsten. But me, I just like viewing the quirky disjointed parade of values as yet another way to appreciate the extraordinary range and wonder of the living world.
Posted by Chris Spurgeon at July 5, 2008 09:08 PM