jueves, 16 de agosto de 2012

20 Science Facts * Plus

20 Fun science facts

The world record for carrying a milk bottle on your head is astonishing 24 miles.

Deserts represent about one-fifth of the Earth's total surface.

Robert Pershing Wadlow was the tallest man in the world with incredible height of 8'11" (272 cm). Sadly he died aged only 22, back in 1940.

The longest place name, that is believe it or not still in use, is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaung ahoronukupokaiwhenuakitamatahu. This is the name of one hill in New Zealand. Congrats to the one who manages to pronounce this.

The earth's inner core is moving faster than the Earth's surface.

There is town in the world that has never seen the rain. It's name is Calama,and it's located in Chile, Atacama desert.

Coffee is very popular drink worldwide but only thirty-five percent of coffee drinkers drink their coffee black.

Rats are highly "productive animals". One couple is enough to produce 15000 new rats in less than a year.

Average person breathes about 10 million times a year.

The Ancient Mayans believed that throwing women into water wells will please their rain god.

Egyptians were first to use many thing including contraceptives. This happened some 1850 before Christ.

Americans have extremely unhealthy diet as average American's diet today consists of 55% junk food.

There is a dog that can't bark, a basenji, an African wolf dog.

Learning alphabet shouldn't be a problem in Hawaii since Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

Afraid of lightning? Don't be cause the chances of being struck by lightning are only three million to one.

Honey is very precious thing. If you don't believe me ask bees because to make one pound of honey, honey bees must tap two million flowers.

Day can be longer than a year on some planets. For instance a day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year.

Humans and dolphins are only known creatures to have sex for pleasure.

Lions are animals that seem never to get enough since some lions mate over 50 times a day.

The temperature of ice cream is typically about -16°C when it’s served.

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