Learn These Crazy Science Facts That You didn’t Have In School
Learn interesting earth facts, amazing chemistry facts, cool space facts, funny facts about animals and much more. Did you know that the ears of a cricket are located on its front legs? Or that sound travels 4 times faster in water than it does through air?
Science is a fascinating subject with many amazing things to learn and discover. Thankfully you’ve got a lot of time to research, the average human only sleeps for about 35% of the day compared to 80% for armadillos and sloths, now that’s lazy! Read on to find more fun science facts and trivia while remembering that as society and technology develops so too does our understanding of science and the world around us. What is ‘fact’ today may be disproved tomorrow.
1.) Scientists believed they had found a “second earth” known as Gliese 581c, but recent findings show it likely isn’t habitable.
2.) Scientists can make diamonds from tequila.
3.) Scientists used mouse skin cells to create stem cells, which were then used to create mice eggs that produced healthy baby mice. Those mice were later able to reproduce on their own.
4.) Sucralose, like Splenda, was discovered when one scientist misinterpreted his coworker saying “test this chemical.” He thought he said “taste this chemical.”
5.) In 2009, scientists used cloning to bring back an extinct species. It lived for about 7 minutes before dying due to a lung defect.
6.) Scientists are currently working on technology that will allow a road to charge electric cars as they drive on it.
7.) Scientists have demonstrated how the Egyptian pyramids might have been assembled using kites.
8.) Scientists have invented particles which would make us able to live without breathing.
9.) In 1999, scientists attached electrodes to a cat’s brain and recorded what it saw.
10.) There is a cave of natural gas in Turkmenistan known as the “Door to Hell.” In 1971, scientists lit the cave on fire expecting it to burn for a few days. It’s still burning.
11.) Harvard scientists have not only slowed down the aging process in mice, but have even been able to completely reverse it.
12.) Japanese scientists studied mosquitos to create a virtually painless syringe needle.
13.) Scientists at Cornell University created a functioning “nano guitar” which is roughly the size of a human blood cell.
14.) Many scientists believe lobsters do not die of natural causes. Basically, they’re immortal.
15.) 19, 232 new species were discovered in 2009 alone.
16.) Scientists working for the Nazi regime worked on something known as a “sun gun” — a 3.5 square mile concave mirror which they would have used to burn down entire cities.
17.) In 1952, a European scientist released a bacterium into the wild which almost eradicated the continent’s rabbit population. There was a 90% reduction in France and 95% in the UK.
18.) There is a waterfall in Minnesota called Devil’s Kettle where the water flows into a large hole made of rock. Several studies have been done and scientists still don’t know where the water ends up.
19.) In 2007, one scientist found the method for removing allergens from peanuts.
20.) Scientists are working on a substance that would give anyone the ability to walk up walls and ceilings à la Spider-Man.
21.) The man who discovered green fluorescent protein (GFP), something three other scientists received Nobel Prizes for, was working as a driver in 2008. He earned $10/hr.
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