68 Facts You Did Not Know About SCIENCE

Facts About Science

1. The word "Scientist" first appeared in 1833.

2. The average numbers of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.

3. Scientists finally concluded that the chicken came first, not the egg, because the protein which makes egg shells is only produced by hens.

4. A 10-Year-Old Accidentally Created in 2012 a New Molecule in Science Class: Tetranitratoxycarbon.

5. 41 new species are discovered by scientists every single day.

6. "Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia" is the scientific term for brain freeze.

7. A new scientific method called 'toxineering' turns venoms into painkillers.

8. Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.

9. Scientists can grow teeth from urine.

10. Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.

11. Scientists have developed a microparticle filled with oxygen that can be injected into the blood stream, so we can live without breathing.

12. Four Japanese scientists measured the amount of friction between a shoe, a banana skin and the floor: it's 0.07.

13. The World's oldest known creature, a mollusc, was 507 years old until scientists killed it by mistake.

14. Earthquakes turn water into gold.

15. A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.

16. Eating salmon helps hair grow faster.

17. It only takes 6 minutes for brain cells to react to alcohol.

18. Rain contains vitamin B12.

19. Hot water can freeze faster than cold water, in some circumstances.

20. During photosynthesis, plants emit light, called fluorescence, that humans can't see.

21. Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste.

22. It would take light 100,000 years to travel from one end of the Milky Way galaxy to the other.

23. If you could fold a piece of paper 50 times, its thickness would exceed the distance from here to the Sun.

24. Every time a woodpecker's beak hits a tree, its head is subject to 1,000 times the force of gravity.

25. You can start a fire with ice.

26. Researchers believe the first human case of HIV was in Kinshasa, Congo, around 1920.

27. The Big Bang Theory was actually first theorized by a Catholic priest.

28. There are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than body cells.

29. Ice melting in Antarctica has caused a small shift in gravity in the region.

30. Most dinosaurs are known from just a single tooth or bone.

31. There is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.

32. Bees can be trained to detect bombs.

33. A day on Venus is longer than its year.

34. Tomatoes have more genes than humans.

35. Parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.

36. Friends share more DNA than strangers.

37. Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.

38. Your weight on the moon is 16.5% of your weight on earth.

39. The earth's deepest known point equals to 24.5 Empire State Buildings end to end.

40. The Sun is 400 times further away from Earth than the Moon is.

41. Each foot contains about 250,000 sweat glands.

42. The average volume of farts a person generates per day ranges around 476 to 1491ml.

43. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

44. The summer in Uranus is 42 years long.

45. Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.

46. It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth.

47. Sound waves can be used to make objects levitate.

48. There are about 173,000 venomous species: from lizards to spiders and fish.

49. The Sun is thought to have completed about 20 orbits during its lifetime and just 1/1250th of an orbit since the origin of humans.

50. Viruses can get viruses.

51. -40 degrees Fahrenheit is equal to -40 degrees Celsius.

52. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.

53. Every second, the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth.

54. If you were to put Saturn on water, it would float.

55. The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.

56. 100,000,000,000 solar neutrinos pass through every square inch of your body every second.

57. If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body would stretch 10 billion miles, from here to Pluto and back.

58. Gasoline is complex, as it can contain between 150 and 1,000 different chemical compounds.

59. The average speed of Heinz Ketchup squirt is .028 MPH.

60. The "smell of rain" is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes.

61. A worm's mind has been mapped and replicated by scientists into a software that's now inside a Lego robot.

62. "Science" and "shit" both come from the ancient word "skheid," meaning to "separate" or "divide."

63. Scientists have figured out how to "unboil" an egg.

64. Before Bill Nye became "The Science Guy," he was a stand-up comedian.

65. 87% of scientists believe climate change is mostly caused by human activity, while only 50% of the public does.

66. Due to the new discovery of many brain parasites, scientist now think a Zombie Apocalypse is actually possible.

67. Science Nobel Laureates, U.S. Presidents and NASA astronauts were found to be overwhelmingly first-borns.

68. The Catholic Church considers the Theory of Evolution to be "virtually certain", and believes that intelligent design "isn't science even though it pretends to be."

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