5 Amazing daily digest facts

1. The average human head weighs 4.5 kilograms.

2. According to the Oxford English Dictionary “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis” is the longest word in the English language. It’s 45 letters long and is a type of lung disease. Good for practicing for the pronunciation of that.

3. Mexico City has sunk more than 9.8 meters in the last 60 years because 70% of the water people rely on is extracted from the aquifer below the city.

4. Ruppell’s griffon vulture is known as the highest-flying bird ever recorded. They have been recorded to fly at an altitude of 11 kilometers in the air. For comparison, an average commercial plane flies at about 9-12 kilometers in the air.

5. The kangaroo rat is so adapted to desert living that they can go their whole lives without drinking any water. They get enough moisture from their seed diet to survive.