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Science Olympiad: Fermi Questions
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Physics facts, like the speed of sound, or the wavelength of a certain color of light.
Human body facts.
State facts from the state in which the competition is taking place
Facts about the U.S.A.
Facts about the world.
Esoteric units, such as those listed above.
time
distance
population
calories
money
volume
percentages/ratio
height
weight
amount produced
atoms
density
moles
speed
frequency
How many seconds in a year?
3.154e+7
How many seconds in an hour?
3600
How many minutes in a year?
525600
How long does it take to get to the east to west coast without stopping (driving)?
37 hours
How long does it take to get to the east to west coast with stopping (driving)?
96 hours
How long does the average person walk in a mile?
15 minutes
How long does it take the average person to run in a mile?
10 minutes
How long does it take to fly around the world?
51 hours
How long does it take to fly around the world without stopping?
14 hours
How long does it take to fly from east to west coast?
9 hours
How long does it take to cook food on average?
30 minutes
How long does it take to prepare, eat, and clean a meal on average?
51 hours
What is the words per minute for the average person?
200 words per minute
How long on average does it take for a person to read 100 pages?
2 hours
How many feet in a mile?
5280
How many centimeters in an inch?
2.54
How many kilometers in a mile?
1.60934
How many miles between east and west coast?
2,092
How many miles between Canadian and Mexican border?
2,251
How miles between Michigan and Florida?
1,408
What is the circumference of the Earth?
24,901
What is the circumference of the Moon?
6,786 mi
What is the circumference of the Sun?
2.720984 million mi
How many miles is from pole to pole?
24,812
What is the circumference of the Earth's Orbit?
92.96 million mi
How big is the Amazon Rainforest?
2.124 million mi²
How many miles it the pacific ocean?
9,600
How many miles is the Atlantic ocean?
3,716
How tall is the average man?
5.6 ft
How tall is the average woman?
5.2 ft
How tall is mount everest?
29,029 ft
How many calories in a chocolate bar?
406
How many calories in an apple?
95
How many calories in a carrot?
25
How many calories in a chicken leg?
81
How many calories in a steak?
679
How many calories in a McDonald's Big Mac?
563
How many calories in a McDonald's Big Mac Meal?
930
How many calories in 12 oz Coke?
140
How many calories in 1 cup of milk?
103
What is the population of New York City?
8.538 million
What is the population of New York?
19.75 million
What is the population of California?
39.25 million
What is the population of Wyoming?
582,658
What is the population of Michigan?
9.928 million
What is the population of Los Angeles?
3.976 million
What is the population of Chicago
2.705 million
What is the population of Washington D.C.?
681,170
What is the population of Lansing?
116,020
What is the population of Pigeon?
1,152
What is the population of United States?
323.1 million
What is the population in China?
1.379 billion
What is the population of the United Kingdom?
65.64 million
What is the population of the world?
7.6 billion
What is the population of North America?
579 million
What is the population of Asia?
4.436 billion
What is the population of Africa?
1.216 billion
How many restaurants are in the US?
616,008
How many dogs are in the US?
89.7 million dogs
How many cars are in the US?
253 million cars
How many doctors are in the US?
one million doctors
How many teachers are in the US?
3.2 million
How many college students are in the US?
16 million
How many Pre-K through 12th grade students are in the US?
74.6 million students
How many muscians and singers are in the US?
43,350
How many people work at restaurants in the US?
14 million
How many pigeons are in New York City?
400 million
How many rats are in New York City?
2 million
How many people are born in a day?
360,000 babies
How many people die in a day?
151,600 people
How much is one ounce of gold worth?
$1320
How much is the average car worth?
$30,303
How much is the average engagement ring?
$5,871
How much is a Big Mac?
$3.99
How much is a Big Mac meal?
$5.99
How much is the average house worth?
$282,684
How much is the average rent?
$1,231
How much is the average restaurant meal?
$12.75
How much is the average meal at home?
$5.00
How much is a plane ticket from the east to west coast?
$846
What is the average income?
$41,211
What is the average income for advanced degrees?
$72,824
What is the federal minimum wage?
$7.25 per hour
What is the minimum wage in Michigan?
$8.90 per hour
How much do doctors make annually?
$195,000
How much do teachers make annually?
$55,000
What is income tax in Michigan?
4.25%
What is sales tax in Michigan?
6%
What is sales tax in United States?
8.5%
What is the world's bird population?
400 billion
What is the world's bug population?
10 quintillion
How much of the world is water
71%
How much water is freshwater?
2.5%
How much water is salt water?
97.5%
How much of the world is land?
29%
How much land is Tropical Rainforest?
7%
How many gallons of water in Lake Michigan?
1.3 x 1015 gallons
How many gallons of water in all of the oceans?
264 billion gallons
How many gallons of water does a dishwasher use?
6 gallons of water per cycle
How many gallons of water does a shower use?
17.2 gallons
How much water does a person need a day?
8 ounces
How much pop does an American drink each year?
44 gallons
How much water does an American drink each year?
58 gallons
Standard Volume Conversion
1 Gallon= 4 Quarts
1 Quart= 2 pints
1 Pints= 2 Cup
1 Cup= 8 ounces
1 gallon to liters
3.79
millimeters to cubic centimeters
1 ml = 1 cm^3
How many trees U.S.?
600 million
How many trees in the world?
3 trillion
How many cells are in the human body?
37.2 trillion
How many blood cells are in the human body?
25 trillion cells
How many liters of blood does the human have?
5.5 liters
What percent of the U.S. is younger than 18?
24%
What percent of the U.S. is working age?
36.5%
What percentage of the U.S. owns a cell phone?
92%
1 Are
100 squared meters
1 Hectare
100 are
.405 acres
1 Acre
-66 by 660 feet
-1⁄640 of a square mile
-43,560 square feet
What is the distance from the Earth to the moon?
238,900 mi
What is the distance from the Earth to Sun?
92.96 million mi
What is the volume of a basketball?
455.9 cubic inches
What is the circumference of a basketball?
29 inches
Gasoline used per person per day (US)
1.4 gallons
Fortnight
14 days
Galactic Year
2.5x10^8 years
jiffy
1/60th or 1/100th of a second (both are used)
nanoacre
.006 inches squared
Metric Prefix: 24
yotta
Metric Prefix: 21
zetta
Metric Prefix: 18
exa deeza
Metric Prefix: 15
peta
Metric Prefix: 12
tera
Metric Prefix: 9
giga
Metric Prefix: 6
mega
Metric Prefix: 3
kilo
Metric Prefix: 2
hecto
Metric Prefix: 1
deca
Metric Prefix: -1
deci
Metric Prefix: -2
centi
Metric Prefix: -3
milli
Metric Prefix: -6
micro
Metric Prefix: -9
nano
Metric Prefix: -12
pico
Metric Prefix: -15
femto
Metric Prefix: -18
atto
Metric Prefix: -21
zepto
Metric Prefix: -24
yocto
attoparsec
.03m
olympic size swimming pool
2500 meters cubed (25x50x2)
foe
10^44 J
square
100 ft squared
shot glass
1 oz, 25-30 mL
characters (letters) in the bible
4.5 million
SA of pacific ocean
6x10^7 miles squared
Area of US
4x10^6 miles squared
Moon to earth
2.4x10^5 miles
furlong
201 meters
rod
5.5 yards
Jupiter radius
7x10^7 meters
Jupiter Mass
2x10^27 kg
hubble-barn
13.1 L
Hiroshima bomb (joules)
6x10^13 J
Horse Length
8 ft
Mariana Trench Depth
35,000 feet
1 AU
93 million miles
Lake Erie Volume
116 miles cubed
Lake Superior Water Volume
2900 miles Cubed
meters squared per acre
4000
acres in a square mile
640
Weight of Full loaded boeing 747
360 tons
Royal Albert Hall Volume
3.5 million feet cubed
Volume of Pacific Ocean
1.3x10^8 miles cubed
Mt. Everest Heightt
29,000 ft
Oil per person, per day (US)
3.5 gallons
Sun Radius
700,000 km
Sun weight
2x10^30 kg
grave
1 kg
firkin
9 gallons, 34 liters
length of interstate system
47,000 miles
cars in US
255 million
bag of cement
112 pounds
shake
10 nanoseconds
Ton TNT (J)
4x10^9
Sydney Harbour Volume
500 gigaliters
siriometer
1 million AU, 16 lightyears
gallon
3.8 L, 128 oz
Weight of earth
6x10^24 kg
twenty foot equivalent
1360 ft cubed
water used per person per day (US)
150 gallons
dog year
52 days
barn
10^-28 meters squared
block
1/10 of a mile
stere
1 meter cubed
Cells in human body
about 50 trillion
10!
3.6x10^6
15!
1.3x10^12
20!
2.4x10^18
25!
1.6x10^25
30!
2.7x10^32
35!
1x10^40
Bacteria on Earth
5x10^40
Human cell size
10 mcm (long)
Bacterial cell size
.5-5 mcm (long)
Virus Size
20-400 nm
Mass of Earth's atmosphere
5x10^18 kg
height of Karman line (space boundary)
62 miles
Effective Volume of atmosphere
4.2x10^9 km cubed
Volume of atmosphere with Karman line
51x10^9 km cubed
SA of ice
6x10^6 miles squared
Effective Height of Atmosphere
8 km
Speed of Sound (sea level)
761 miles per hour
Seconds in a day
8.6x10^4
Seconds in a year
3.1x10^7
Calories in a Pound (shady)
3500
Luminosity of the sun
4x10^26 watts
kilowatt hour conversion to joules
3.6x10^6
US Energy consumption 2010
3x10^13 kW/h
us per capita energy use
8.7x10^4 kW/h
volume of a drop of water
.05 mL
Average ocean depth
3.8 km
Pressure at the bottom of the ocean
1000 atmospheres
parsec
3.26 lightyears
meters in a lightyear
9.5x10^15
Length, width of toyota camry
16 x 5.5 feet
weight of toyota camry
2700 lbs
m/s to mph conversion
2.23
Interior volume of toyota camry
102.7 ft^3
fermi
10^-15 meters
Helium nucleus diameter
4x10^-15 m
Diameter of fluorine ion (includes nucleus and electrons)
4 x 10^-11
grain of sand diameter
Varies (.05 to 2mm)
grain of salt diameter
1 x 10^-4
diameter of a pin head
2 x 10^-3 m
Typical satellite orbit altitude
4 x 10^5 m
Hairs on human head
10^5
Liters of blood in body
5
Max air capacity of lungs (adult)
6 L
Breaths per minute (adult, resting)
12
Mass of Moon
7 x 10^22 kg
Radius of moon
1.7 x 10^6 m
Grass density
2,000 / sq. ft = 14 / sq in. = 2.1 / sq cm
Ears of corn in one acre
63,000 (about 2 ears of corn per plant)
hectare
2.3 acres = 100,000 meters squared
Gasoline used per person per day (US)
1.4 gallons
Fortnight
14 days
jiffy
1/60th or 1/100th of a second (both are used)
nanoacre
.006 inches squared
olympic size swimming pool
2500 meters cubed (25x50x2)
shot glass
25-30 mL
characters (letters) in the bible
4.5 million
SA of pacific ocean
6x10^7 miles squared
Area of US
4x10^6 miles squared
Moon to earth
2.4x10^5 miles
rod
5 meters
Jupiter radius
7x10^7 meters
Jupiter Mass
2x10^27 kg
Hiroshima bomb (joules)
6x10^13 J
Horse Length
8 ft
Mariana Trench Depth
35,000 feet
Lake Erie Volume
116 miles cubed
Volume of Pacific Ocean
1.3x10^8 miles cubed
Lake Superior Water Volume
2900 miles Cubed
acres in a square mile
640
Mt. Everest Height
29,000 ft
Oil per person, per day (US)
3.5 gallons
Sun Radius
700,000 km
Sun weight
2x10^30 kg
length of interstate system
47,000 miles
cars in US
255 million
Ton TNT (J)
4x10^9
Sydney Harbour Volume
500 gigaliters
Weight of earth
6x10^24 kg
water used per person per day (US)
150 gallons
dog year
52 days
block
1/10 of a mile
Cells in human body
about 37.2 trillion
Bacteria on Earth
5x10^40
Mass of Earth's atmosphere
5x10^18 kg
Effective Volume of atmosphere
4.2x10^9 km cubed
Effective Height of Atmosphere
8 km
Speed of Sound (sea level)
761 miles per hour
Luminosity of the sun
4x10^26 watts
US Energy consumption
3x10^13 kW/h
volume of a drop of water
.05 mL
Average ocean depth
3.8 km
Pressure at the bottom of the ocean
1000 atmospheres
parsec
3.26 lightyears
meters in a lightyear
9.5x10^15
Length, width of toyota camry
16 x 5.5 feet
weight of toyota camry
2700 lbs
Interior volume of toyota camry
102.7 ft^3
m/s to mph conversion
2.23
grain of salt diameter
1 x 10^-4 m
diameter of a pin head
2 x 10^-3 m
Hairs on human head
10^5
Liters of blood in body
5
Max air capacity of lungs (adult)
6 L
Breaths per minute (adult, resting)
12
Mass of Moon
7 x 10^22 kg
Radius of moon
1.7 x 10^3 km
Ears of corn in one acre
63,000 (about 2 ears of corn per plant)
Earth Radius
6*10^3 km
Pluto Radius
10^3 km
Pluto Mass
10^22 kg
Solar Mass
2*10^30 kg
Fermi
10^-15 m
Furlong
201 m
Fathom
2 m
Acre
4*10^3 km^2
Carot
10^-1 g
Stone
6 kg
Slug
15 kg
Metric Ton
10^6 g
Empire State building
1250 ft
Twin Towers height
1400 ft
Mount Rushmore height
60 ft
Grand Canyon length, width, depth
300 miles, 20 miles, 1 mile
Statue of Liberty height
305 ft
Eiffel tower height
1000 ft
Pyramid of Giza
450 ft
Great Wall of China height and length
8 meters and 5500 miles
Taj Mahal height
240 ft
Machu Picchu height
8000 ft
Big Ben Tower height
300 ft
Leaning tower of Piza height
180 ft
Christ the Redeemer height
125 ft
Mecca height
2000 ft
Indian Ocean Volume
3*10^8 km^3
Tennis Ball Mass
58.5 g
Tennis Ball Diameter
2.70 inches
Radius of Venus
6*10^3 km
Mass of Venus
5*10^24 kg
Radius of Mars
3.5*10^3 km
Mass of Mars
6.5*10^23 kg
Distance to Betelgeuse
6.5*10^2 lightyears
Radius of Betelgeuse
7*10^8 km
Distance to Rigel
9*10^2 lightyears
Radius of Rigel
5*10^7 km
Distance to Polaris
4*10^2 lightyears
Radius of Polaris
3*10^7 km
Distance to Alpha Centauri
4.5 lightyears
Radius of VY Canis Majoris
1.5*10^9 m
Age of Earth
5*10^9 years
Density of Iron
7*10^3 kg/m^3
Density of Gold
2*10^4 kg/m^3
Density of Diamond
3.5*10^3 kg/m^3
Density of Graphite
2*10^3 kg/m^3
Density of Copper
9*10^3 kg/m^3
Density of Lead
1*10^4 kg/m^3
Density of Nickel
9*10^3 kg/m^3
Average Mass of a Human
6E1 kg
Surface Area of the Skin
2 m^2
Number of Bones
2E2 bones
Surface Area of the Lungs
1E2 m^2
Surface Area of the Small Intestines
2.5E2 m^2
Mass of the Brain
1.5E0 kg
Volume of the Brain
1.2E3 cm^3
Surface Area of the Brain
2.5E-1 m^2
Length of a Typical Bolt of Lightning
5E0 km
Flashes of Lightning per Year
1.5E9 Flashes/Year
Area of a Tennis Court
2.5E2 m^2
Population of United States
3.2*10^8
Babies Born each year in US
4*10^6
Population of Ohio
1.2*10^7
Population of Texas
2.8*10^7
Population of California
4.0*10^7
Population of New York State
2.0*10^7
Population of Florida
2.0*10^7
Population of New York City
8.5*10^6
Population of Los Angeles
4.0*10^6
Population of Chicago
2.7*10^6
Population of Houston
2.3*10^6
Population of Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio
1.5*10^6
Population of San Diego, Dallas
1.4*10^6
Population of San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Columbus, Fort Worth, Charlotte
1*10^6
Feet in a mile
5280
log2
.3
log3
.5
log7
.85
log11
1.04
Coulomb
6.24*10^18 electrons
Amp equation
Amps = Watts/Volts
US Electrical Outlet
120 V
Electron equation
electrons = amps × seconds × 6.24*10^18
Seconds equation(electricity)
Seconds = Joules/Watts
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