Friday, April 2, 2010

Top 20 Amazing Science Facts

Another trivia list! This list explores a variety of fascinating scientific
facts that you probably are unaware of. Science is still a very mysterious
subject so there are millions of trivial facts about it – this will be the first
of many scientific fact lists in the future.

Facts 1 – 5


1. There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to
end they would circle the earth 2.5 times
2. At over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living
structure on Earth
3. The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one
occurrence every 9,300 years
4. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh
over 100 million tons
5. A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent to 8,000 one megaton

Facts 6 – 10

Pine Tree Med

6. Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide
7. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph by Fred
8. We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine
9. 65% of those with autism are left handed
10. The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles.

Facts 11 – 15


11. The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of
nearly 500 feet
12. The interstellar gas cloud Sagittarius B contains a billion, billion,
billion liters of alcohol [JFrater is planning to move there in the near future]
13. Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air
14. 60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor
15. Polar Bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras, due to their
transparent fur.

Facts 16 – 20

Mercury Tour

16. The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life
17. A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground
18. The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 430 degrees C during
the day, and, at night, plummets to minus 180 degrees centigrade
19. The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five
gallons in twenty-four hours
20. Butterflies taste with their hind feet and their taste sensation works on
touch – this allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible

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