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33 Most Interesting Science Facts

33 Most Interesting Science Facts
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The world of science is fascinating. Despite all the discoveries made by scientists over the years, there’s always something new being discovered about the mysteries of science. What’s more, there are many science facts that are amazing, bizarre and beyond our imagination or belief.
Here are a few of these amazing facts:
• The Indonesian volcano Krakatoa erupted in 1883. One of the explosions during the eruption was so huge that it was heard 3,110 km away in Perth, Australia.
• The magnetic North Pole of the Earth is moving northwards by about 16 km every year. A time will come in a few thousand years, when the North and South magnetic poles switch places.
• Tapeworm infestations in humans are caused by consuming fish or meat having worm larvae. These tapeworms can grow to lengths exceeding 20 feet or more in the human body, if undetected.
• Male pigs can experience orgasm for 30 minutes. Yes! It is actually a pig’s world.
• Light from the moon takes just 1.25 seconds to reach the Earth.
• Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in our solar system. It is 600 km wide at the base and 21km high.
• The pressure created by the human heart can squirt blood 30 feet away.
• A human sneeze can exceed speeds of 160 km/hour. That’s one more reason why people should get out of its way.
• An individual blood cell makes a complete circuit of the human body in just 60 seconds.
• In a science class assignment in 2012, a ten year old girl accidently created a new molecule. The molecule has been named Tetranitratoxycarbon.
• In a branch of forensic sciences, the insects found in or around the human body are often used to calculate the most likely time of death.
• The human heart beats around 100,000 times a day.
• 1.3 million Earths can be fitted inside the sun.
• Koalas spend most of their lives at sleep. On an average they sleep for around 22 hours per day.
• The Mariana trench at 35,797 feet is the deepest part of any ocean in the world.
• The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the largest living structure on Earth with a length of over 2000 km.
• 99.8% of the mass of the Solar System is from the Sun. Imagine how inconsequential we on Earth are!
• An adult human produces 300 billion new cells every day. The body is estimated to have 10-50 trillion cells of which 300 million cells die every minute.
• Around 70% of Earth’s fresh water is located in the Antarctica.
• A person eating celery ends up losing weight as he burns more energy on chewing it.
• The total length of blood vessels in our body is 60,000 miles. These can be wound more than two times round the Earth.
• The DNA from our cells, if unwrapped, can reach the moon 6000 times!
• Some species of the bamboo plant can grow more than 3 feet in a day.
• Carnivore plants trap insects as food.
• The surface area of all the bronchi and alveoli in our lungs that are needed for breathing equals that of a tennis court.
• A Formula-1 car driver can feel forces of about 5 G while braking.
• Around one million earthquakes happen every year. Most go unnoticed.
• At the end of the day, we are about 1 cm shorter than we were in the morning. Our daily activities shrink our spine cartilage temporarily.
• The brain cell of a human can hold 5 times more information than the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
• The likelihood of two humans having identical 13-loci DNA profile is roughly one in a billion.
• The Sun has a mass 333,060 times that of Earth.
• Blondes are likely to have more hair than others. Blondes on the average have around 146,000 follicles whereas black haired persons have only 1, 10,000. Each follicle produces around 20 hairs during a lifetime.
• Earth is zooming through space at 67000 miles per hour and because you are on Earth, so are you. So, slow down!

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