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20 Amazing Science Facts That You Never Knew

Posted on the 17 January 2013 by 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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