Random Facts and Interesting Tidbits
Welcome to the Random Facts and Interesting Tidbits page on the BV Thermal Systems Website. This is the page that you can visit when you need a quick break. This page will be filled with random facts and various information that will make you a hit at dinner parties. Nothing here will be too in-depth, just pieces and parts that you can easily retain and recall when required. The topics will be as the weather in Cleveland. OH (which is where we are located). Those of you familiar with our weather understand the reference.
The plan is to keep these posts fresh, interesting and different. If you have suggestions, please share!
For the sports enthusiasts:
Wilson, sporting goods company, has an exclusive contract to provide the footballs for NFL games. Wilson has supplied the National Football League with footballs since 1941. Every Wilson NFL game ball has been handcrafted in Ada, OH by skilled craftsmen and women for decades. “The Duke” NFL football was named in honor of the game’s pioneering legend and NY Giants owner, Wellington Mara. Back when Mara was a young boy taking in the game from the sidelines, the Giants players dubbed him “The Duke” and years later, the NFL game ball took on this nickname too.Wilson currently produce an astonishing 4,000 footballs every day.
For the fresh water enthusiasts:
Lake Superior contains approximately 10% of all planet Earth’s fresh surface water and is located on the border of the USA and Canada. The largest of North America’s Great Lakes, Lake Superior has a surface area of 31,700 square miles and is considered the largest fresh water lake in the world by surface area. Lake Superior is bordered by Canada’s Ontario, along with the USA’s Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. There have been about 350 shipwrecks recorded in Lake Superior and she is known to not give up her dead.
For the space enthusiasts:
One day, our days will be twenty-five hours long instead of twenty-four. Not exactly in our lifetime though because it will be another one-hundred-forty years, as the earth imperceptibly slows approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years. So, I don’t think we need to worry about it anytime soon.