Fast facts

Each issue of ‘Big Picture’ comes with a sprinkling of Fast Facts, fascinating snippets of information on the topic covered. We’ve collected them all here for you to browse through; use them in project work, as part of lessons or even just to astound your friends. You can download or order a copy of our Little Book of Fast Facts as well.

#65:

The circulation figures for UK national daily papers fell by 21.5 per cent between January 2007 (11,824,647) and January 2012 (9,039,691). By contrast, online newspapers are booming: three national papers reported all-time web traffic highs in October 2011.

#89:

The common cold can be caused by a number of different Rhinovirus species (from the genus Enterovirus). One of these viruses will enter and bind to cells in your upper respiratory tract before replicating. The population of a Rhinovirus in your mucus during a cold is 1,000 viral particles per cubic millimetre.

#95:

Atlantic cod lack the genes for several key immune system proteins, including MHC II and CD4. They compensate by having ten times more genes for MHC I than related fish and humans.

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Originally published:

#89:

The common cold can be caused by a number of different Rhinovirus species (from the genus Enterovirus). One of these viruses will enter and bind to cells in your upper respiratory tract before replicating. The population of a Rhinovirus in your mucus during a cold is 1,000 viral particles per cubic millimetre.

#95:

Atlantic cod lack the genes for several key immune system proteins, including MHC II and CD4. They compensate by having ten times more genes for MHC I than related fish and humans.

Source:

Originally published:

#89:

The common cold can be caused by a number of different Rhinovirus species (from the genus Enterovirus). One of these viruses will enter and bind to cells in your upper respiratory tract before replicating. The population of a Rhinovirus in your mucus during a cold is 1,000 viral particles per cubic millimetre.

#89:

The common cold can be caused by a number of different Rhinovirus species (from the genus Enterovirus). One of these viruses will enter and bind to cells in your upper respiratory tract before replicating. The population of a Rhinovirus in your mucus during a cold is 1,000 viral particles per cubic millimetre.

#5:

There are no pain receptors in the brain, so brain surgery or injury can occur without causing pain. The scalp and skull, however, are sensitive to pain.

Source:

Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to mind and behavior, by Coon D, Mitterer JO

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#65:

The circulation figures for UK national daily papers fell by 21.5 per cent between January 2007 (11,824,647) and January 2012 (9,039,691). By contrast, online newspapers are booming: three national papers reported all-time web traffic highs in October 2011.