Top 20 Amazing Science Facts
This list explores a variety of fascinating scientific facts that you probably are unaware of. Science is still a very mysterious subject so there are millions of trivial facts about it. This will be the first of many scientific facts in the future.
Amazing Science Facts
- There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. Laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times.
- At over 2000 kilometers long The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.
- The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years.
- A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons.
- A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent to 8,000 one megaton bombs.
- Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide.
- The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph by Fred Rompelberg.
- We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine.
- 65% of those with autism are left handed.
- The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles.
- The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet.
- The interstellar gas cloud Sagittarius B contains billion liters of alcohol.
- Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air.
- 60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor.
- Polar Bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur.
- The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life.
- A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground.
- The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 430 degrees C during the day, and, at night, plummets to minus 180 degrees centigrade.
- The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours.
- Butterflies taste with their hind feet and their taste sensation works on touch. This allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible.