Science is really one of the fascinating and fun thing to learn. Cool and wired facts are hidden inside it. As many of us know, Scientists don’t know what 96% of the universe made of! It means that we have got much more to learn about our universe and the science every day. There are many unbelievable things happening in our fascinating world of science. Below are some unbelievable science facts that you may enjoy learning!
Unbelievable Science Facts
- A person may be born with only one kidney. This is known as renal agenesis. It is estimated that one in 750 people are born with only one kidney. Most of them live a healthy life.
- Your brain consumes more energy than any other part of your body. It is believed that your brain consumes up to 20% of your body’s total haul. Scientists believed that it uses that energy to empower impulses that neurons use to communicate with other parts of your body.
- A blue whale makes a sound louder than the jet (e.g:- F-18). A blue whale makes a noise of around 180 decibels while an F-18 makes a noise of around 140-160 decibels.
- Cats sometimes eat grass. Although cats can’t digest them but it may not harm them either.
- Babies are born with 300 bones. These bones are made of cartilage and fuse with age as the child grow, leaving behind 206 bones.
- There is a painkiller in human saliva which is more powerful than morphine! Its name is Opiorphin. Initial research with mice showed that it has a painkilling effect greater than that of morphine.
- General Sherman is the largest (By volume) known living single stem tree in the world. It is located in the US state of California.
- Brain injuries do not necessarily involve a blow to the head. It can even be damaged if no oxygen reaches it. If no blood reaches one’s brain, he may die in just a few minutes (maybe in less than a minute).
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Fun Science Facts
- An average adult with a body weight of 60-85 Kg, will contain approximately 4.5 to 5.5 liters (1.2-1.5 gallons) of blood.
- An average child with a body weight of 35 Kg, will contain approximately 2.2 to 2.8 liters (0.6 to 0.8 gallons) of blood.
- Cells are created and destroyed every second in our body. About 300 Million cells die every minute in our body.
- Many militaries e.g Russia and the US uses combat Dolphins to perform dangerous missions like locating underwater mines etc.
- Once in Colorado, there was a chicken who survived for 18 months when his head was cut off. This chicken was named Mike.
- There are around 16,000 endangered species threatened with extinction in IUCN red list.
- According to scientists, an average cumulus cloud weighs around 1.1 Million pounds.
- The largest elephant ever recorded was shot in Angola in 1956. This male elephant weighed about 11,000 Kg.
Cool Science Facts
- On October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite (Sputnik 1) of earth was launched by the soviet union. This satellite was about the size of a beach ball and weighed only 83 Kg.
- It is estimated that humans produce around 0.75 to 1.5-liter saliva. Also, it is generally accepted that at night time this number drops to zero.
- There are around 640 to 850 muscles in our body. We use hundreds of our muscles to take a single step.
- Scientists say, there are around 391,000 species of vascular plant in this world.
- Most of the coal we use now was formed hundred million years ago. Coal is formed when the trees and plants buried under the surface of earth millions of years ago.
- As we know that light takes around 8 minutes and 11 seconds (stated in the space facts) to reach earth from the sun. So, if we place a giant mirror at a distance of 149.6 million Km (Distance of between earth and the sun) and look at it through a telescope, theoretically saying, we MAY see 16 minutes into the past (more distance means more time into the past).
- Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the earth without leaving Egypt.
- John Dalton is considered as the father of chemistry and atomic theory.
- One’s brain may survive for up to six minutes after his heart stops.
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