Life is full of little surprises, and sometimes you just never know when it will come in handy to know what key a housefly hums in, or how long it would take you to drive to space.
As firm believers in the principle of forewarned is forearmed, we've put together a list of vital trivia that could some day prove to be a lifesaver or, at the very least, clinch you the winning point at your next pub quiz.
20. You Could Drive To Space In An Hour
This question was first asked by astronomer Fred Hoyle who figured that, since space is only around 62 miles away from the surface of the Earth (give or take, accounting for mountains) then it would take just about an hour to get there, driving at 60mph.
If you wanted to get to the moon, it would take a bit longer as it is around 238,900 miles away. The journey time for a lunar holiday is about 6 months.
When you might need to know this:
If you are ever planning a family holiday to space, but don't want to pay for the flights