1. A full day on the moon, from one sunrise to the next, lasts about 29.5 Earth days on average.
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  2. No man has been on the Moon in the last 41 years.
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  3. The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.
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  4. The original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were erased and re-used by mistake.
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  5. Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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  6. It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
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  7. The beautiful symmetry of a total solar eclipse happens because —by pure chance— the sun is 400 times larger than the moon, but is also 400 times farther from Earth, making the two bodies appear the exact same size in the sky.
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  8. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, they honored soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by leaving behind one of his medals.
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  9. The Moon is not round, but egg shaped.
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  10. Our moon is bigger than Pluto and 1/4 the diameter of Earth.
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  11. People experience better sleep during the new moon and worse sleep during a full moon, a study found.
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  12. Of the six flags
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  13. Your weight on the moon is 16.5% of your weight on earth.
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  14. If there are two full moons in the same month, the second one is called blue moon.
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  15. The American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun.
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  16. Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee on the moon.
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  17. Sending a man to the Moon and finding Osama Bin Laden cost the US government about the same amount of time and money: 10 years and $100 billion.
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  18. The Earth, seen from the moon, also goes through phases.
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  19. Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
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  20. A 2013 survey found 7% of Americans believe the moon landing was a hoax.
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  21. There is high-speed Internet on the moon: 19 MBPS.
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  22. Tortoises Orbited the Moon Before Astronauts Did: They Were Sent to Test a Russian Space Probe.
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  23. When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he carried with him a piece of the Wright brothers' first airplane.
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  24. The dark side of the Moon is actually turquoise.
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  25. During the Cold War, the U.S. seriously considered dropping an atomic bomb on the Moon to show off its military superiority.
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  26. If the earth didn't have the moon, our days would only be 6 hours long.
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  27. Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and Earth just one.
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  28. Moon landing conspiracy theories were proven wrong in 2011 when a NASA probe revealed high-resolution photos of the Apollo Moon landing sites.
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  29. 11 of the 12 men who walked on the moon were Boy Scouts .
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  30. An apple didn't hit Isaac Newton in the head, but it did make him wonder if the force that makes apples fall influences the moon's motion around Earth.
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  31. Mankind has left 96 bags of urine, feces, and vomit on the moon.
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  32. In 1969, NASA possessed the technology to land on the moon but not the technology to fake the moon landings.
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  33. The flag erected on the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for US$5.50.
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  34. Moondust smells like gunpowder, according to astronauts.
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  35. Scientists estimate that the moon's width has shrunk by about 600 feet (182 meters) since the rocky body first formed.
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  36. Neil Armstrong claims he said "one small step for *A* man" when he set foot on the moon and that audio analysis of the recording backs that up and it's been misquoted this entire time.
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  37. Astronauts aboard Apollo 10 heard unexplained "outer spacey" music while orbiting the dark side of the moon.
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  38. About 18% of the far side of the moon is occasionally visible from Earth due to libration.
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  39. The Moon is now about 18 times further away from Earth than when it was formed 4.5 billion years ago.
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  40. The first words of the third man on the moon were, "Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me."
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  41. Apollo 14 astronaut Al Shepard played golf on the moon in 1971.
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  42. Even a small meteoroid of 5 kg (10 lbs) can excavate a huge crater over 9 meters (30 ft) across the lunar surface because the Moon has little or no atmosphere.
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  43. A USB memory stick is more powerful than the computer system that guided the Apollo spacecraft to the moon.
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  44. An Apollo astronaut lost his wedding ring during his trip to the moon and found it again during a spacewalk.
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  45. Apollo astronauts trained in Iceland because it was felt that the terrain would most resemble the surface of the moon.
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  46. The Apollo 15 astronauts left a 3 inch "fallen astronaut" statuette on the surface of the moon in 1971 to commemorate all the men and women who died in pursuit of space travel.
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  47. Buzz Aldrin received communion on the moon.
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  48. Hot dogs were of the first food eaten on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. ate hot dogs on their 1969 journey.
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  49. If you weigh 150 lb (68 kg) on the Earth, you would weigh only 25 lb (11 kg) on the Moon.
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  50. A major issue the Apollo astronauts pointed out was Moon dust. It caused 'lunar hay fever,' problems with space suits, and dust storms in the crew cabin upon returning to space.
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  51. Buzz Aldrin's first words on the Moon were "Beautiful view."
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  52. In the 1960s, most Americans didn't support the idea of a moon landing and thought the government was spending too much money on space.
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  53. In 1971, the U.S. left a memorial on the Moon for every astronaut who died in the pursuit of space exploration, including Russian Cosmonauts.
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  54. For the Apollo 11 moon landing conspiracy theory to be true, over 400,000 people would need to be part of the secret.
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  55. The surface of the Moon covers less than the area as Asia.
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  56. According to a 1967 U.N. treaty, nobody can own celestial bodies such as Mars or the Moon.
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  57. The Moon gets hit by over 6,000 pounds (2800 kg) of meteor material per day.
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