These 10 amazing science facts are without a doubt the most fascinating things you’ll read today!
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Even if you didn’t like science class in school, it’s difficult not to be fascinated by scientific findings as an adult. Seriously, take a moment to consider what the natural world and technology are capable of. It’s incredibly astounding, and chances are you only know a tiny portion of the fascinating and bizarre truths discovered by scientists so far.
After all, scientists are always discovering new things. Something we don’t know now could be found tomorrow, so we should constantly broaden our horizons—and our stock of odd facts to amaze our pals. Be wary of scientific “facts” that are truly erroneous, as opposed to the 10 amazing science facts stated in this list.
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Listed below are the 10 amazing science facts that will surely blow your mind.
1. The human stomach can dissolve razor blades
Although it is highly impossible to digest razors but if you do that when you are drunk, don’t freak out. The human body is much more competent than you may believe. Acids are graded on a range of 0 to 14; the lower the pH, the stronger the acid. Human stomach acid has a pH of 1.0 to 2.0, indicating that it is quite acidic. Scientists discovered that the “thickened back of a single-edged blade” disintegrated after two hours of immersion in stomach acid in a research published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. That’s just one of many amazing science facts about the human body that you probably didn’t learn in school.
2. A laser can get trapped in water
When you focus a laser beam onto a jet of running water, a fascinating phenomenon known as “total internal reflection” occurs. PBS Learning Media produced a video in which a laser is positioned on one side of a transparent tank of water to explain this phenomenon. The heavier particles in the water delay the light as it passes through the water, thereby “trapping” the laser beam in the water. Even when the water flow is steadily reduced, the laser beam stays confined inside the jet, finally disappearing when the water is totally turned off. Speaking of lasers, did you know that a laser pointer can be used to hack your iPhone? You have now!
3. Earth’s oxygen is produced by the ocean
Have you ever considered where oxygen originates from? Your first idea would be a rainforest, but here’s a fun scientific fact: According to the National Oceanic Service, we may thank plant-based marine creatures for all that fresh air. More than half of the world’s oxygen is produced by plankton, seaweed, and other photosynthesizers. While we may know the answer to this question, scientists are nonetheless baffled by the following ocean riddles.
4. Animals use Earth’s magnetic field for orientation
Lost land animals may not be able to return home, while lost marine creatures may. “There is evidence that certain creatures, such as sea turtles and salmon, have the capacity to detect the Earth’s magnetic field and can utilise this sense for navigation,” according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Though it may seem like science fiction, it is scientific fact—unlike these animal “facts” that are incorrect.
5. A cloud can weigh around a million pounds
Your childhood fantasies of floating on a weightless cloud may be dashed by this scientific fact: According to the USGS, the typical cumulus cloud may weigh up to a million pounds. That’s about the weight of the world’s biggest aeroplane when fully loaded with goods and passengers. Learn more about clouds and why they are so heavy by being acquainted with these rain facts.
6. Soil is full of life
There are more microbes in one teaspoon of soil than there are humans on the world. “Millions of species and billions of organisms—bacteria, algae, tiny insects, earthworms, beetles, ants, mites, fungus, and more—represent the largest concentration of biomass anyplace on the world,” according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Here’s how to manufacture compost at home to improve the soil in your own garden.
7. Rats laugh when they’re tickled
These organisms are more alive than we realise. Rats may “laugh” when they are tickled. A National Geographic film shows rats responding favourably to tickling and even chasing after the researcher’s hand in a fun way. We’re curious about what would happen if they spotted these amusing animal memes.
8. Bananas are radioactive
Here’s some trivia on one of your favourite foods: Bananas contain potassium, and since potassium decays, the yellow fruit becomes somewhat radioactive. But don’t worry, according to Joe Schwarcz, PhD, of McGill University, you’d have to consume 10 million bananas in one sitting to die from banana-induced radiation poisoning.
9. It can rain diamonds on other planets
The atmospheres in Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn have such extreme pressure that they can crystallize carbon atoms and turn them into diamonds, American Scientist reports. How do we know this scientific fact? Researchers were able to create the correct conditions in a lab to prove this occurs on Neptune and Uranus. Separately, other researchers speculate that it may rain as much as 2.2 million pounds of diamonds on parts of Saturn every year.
10. Helium can work against gravity
When helium is cooled to extreme temperatures, only a few degrees above absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit or -273 degrees Celsius), it becomes a superfluid, which means it may flow without friction, according to Scientific American. It may scale the edges of the glass and seep through molecule-thin gaps in a container. Here’s another fascinating tidbit regarding this element: While helium is the second most prevalent element in the cosmos, it may be detrimental to the human body—one of the many unspoken dangers with birthday balloons.
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