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20 Amazing Science Facts That You Never Knew

Posted on the 17 January 2013 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

The universe is filled with undiscovered wonderful things. And, to help you discover few of those amazing stuff , I’ve lined up these 20 awesome and weird science facts that would definitely blow your mind, in a good way of course. Check them all out after the break.


1- After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.
2- Chewing gum or eating sugar cubes while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
3- 40 to 50 percent of body heat can be lost through the head (no hat) as a result of its extensive circulatory network.
4- Sound travels through air at 331 meters per second (about 740 mph). But, at 20ºC, room temperature, sound travels at 343 meters per second (767 mph).
5- Milk in its natural form has a certain amount of sugar. This sugar is called Lactose.
6- Lightning does not always create thunder. In April 1885, five lightning bolts struck the Washington Monument during a thunderstorm, yet no thunder was heard.
7- There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times.
8- All dogs are identical in anatomy – 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth
9- The Internet is the fastest-growing tool of communication ever. It took radio broadcasters 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million, television 13 years and the Internet just 4 years.
10- At over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.
11- The first e-mail was sent over the Internet in 1972.
12- The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off
13- The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet.
14- Brain is capable of having more ideas than the number of atoms in the known universe
15- Onions contain a mild antibiotic that fights infections, soothes burns, tames bee stings and relieves the itch of athletes foot.
16- Shark’s need to keep swimming, or they will sink
17- For every one of the 6 billion people on earth, nearly four tons of carbon dioxide is spewed into the air annually
18- The Skylab astronauts grew 1.5 – 2.25 inches (3.8 – 5.7 centimeters) due to spinal lengthening and straightening as a result of zero gravity.
19- When hydrogen burns in the air, water is formed.
20- It takes 500 years for an aluminum can to decay


[Source: Wonderful Info / Mind Fiesta]
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