Fun and Exciting Science Facts

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Science has always been an important element for the development of mankind. Like all aspects of knowledge, the field of science is packed with fascinating facts.

Take this opportunity and learn 27 interesting facts about an essential element of culture, science!

Fact 1: There are 206 bones in the human body; 26 in the skull, 52 in the torso, 64 in the upper extremity and 62 in the lower extremity of the human body.

Fact 2: The most dangerous animals in the world are houseflies and mosquitoes. Both are classified as extremely dangerous because of the diseases they carry.

Fact 3: The first transcontinental telephone call was made in 1915. Alexander Graham Bell telephoned Thomas Watson, from New York to San Francisco.

Fact 4: The human jaw can generate a force of 200 pounds on the molars.

Fact 5: Humans have about 9,000 taste buds.

Fact 6: The world’s largest mammal is the blue whale! At birth it weighs about 50 tons and reaches 150 tons when full grown.

Fact 7: The largest creature without a backbone is the giant squid! It can grow to nearly 60 feet (18 m) long.

Fact 8: A cow during her lifetime produces around 200,000 glasses of milk.

Fact 9: Rats are native to Asia, but spread throughout the world by finding their way onto ships.

Fact 10: The hummingbird can fly backwards! It is the only bird in the world that can do so.

Fact 11: We are all familiar with the fact that everyone’s fingerprints are different, but did you know that all tongue prints are dissimilar too!?

Fact 12: Throughout our lives our eyes stay the same, but our ears and nose grow!

Fact 13: A human brain can store more than 4 terabytes of information! For the sake of comparison, you can store 1 million songs on a 4 terabyte hard drive.

Fact 14: More than 15 million blood cells are being produced and destroyed in your body while you read this fact!

Fact 15: A human can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.

Fact 16: Your teeth contain 10,000 million bacteria per square cm, making your toilet cleaner than your toothbrush.

Fact 17: J is the only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table.

Fact 18: What is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers from 1 to 10?


Fact 19: The biggest mountain in our Solar System is located on Mars. Olympus Mons stands at 26 kilometers tall and is 600 kilometers wide; this makes it almost three times the height of Mount Everest.

Fact 20: A year on Venus is shorter than its day! This planet is the slowest rotating planet in our Solar System. Its orbit around the sun takes approximately 225 days, while its rotation lasts 243 days!

Fact 21: After the Sun and the moon, Venus is the brightest object in our sky. It is also the hottest planet in our Solar System.

Fact 22: Mars rocks have been found on Earth! The chemical analysis of meteorites found in Antarctica and the Sahara Desert showed that at least 124 meteorites originated from Mars.

Fact 23: Ceres was the first asteroid ever discovered. Giuseppe Piazzi discovered it in 1801.

Fact 24: Halley’s Comet is the most famous comet and has been observed since 240 B.C. Due to its orbit, it is visible from Earth every 76 years and was named after the British astronomer Edmond Halley.

Fact 25: Sound travels about four times faster in water than in air.

Fact 26: Earth is the only planet not named after a mythological being. Instead, its name originates from the Old English word „ertha“ and the Anglo-Saxon word „erda“, meaning ground or soil.

Fact 27: Challenger Deep is the lowest point on earth, found at 10.9 km (36,000 feet) below sea level.

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