Facts Of The Day

Here I will post 5 mind blowing new facts about science and technology every day. enjoy!

The prefix ‘nimbus’ in a cloud name means the cloud produces precipitation.

Anemometers measure wind speed.

The only two planets in our solar system that do not have moons are Mercury and Venus.

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.

Oxygen is the most common element in the Earth’s crust.

The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life.

A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground.

The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 430 degrees C during the day, and, at night, plummets to minus 180 degrees centigrade.

The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours.

Butterflies taste with their hind feet, and their taste sensation works on touch – this allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible.

 The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet.

The interstellar gas cloud Sagittarius B contains a billion, billion, billion liters of alcohol.

Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air.

60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor.

Polar Bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur.

Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide.

The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph.

We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine.

65% of those with autism are left handed.

The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles.

There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times.

At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.

The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years.

A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons.

A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent of 8,000 one megaton bombs.

When you crack a whip, it makes a sharp sound because the tip of the whip is traveling faster than the speed of sound. It is a sort of mini sonic boom!

You could theoretically lose weight eating celery since it takes more calories to digest celery than are contained in the vegetable.

Shark teeth are as hard as steel.

The only letter not used in the periodic table is J.

Lobsters have blue blood.

Sound travels about four times faster in water than in air.

2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5.

Women blink nearly twice as often as men.

The billionth digit of pi is 9.

On average, it takes a person 7 minutes to fall asleep.

The peanut is a member of the bean or legume family and not a nut.


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