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Kain 08-03-2011 12:49 PM

20 Amazing Science Facts
 
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1. There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times


2. At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth


3. The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years


4. A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons


5. A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent of 8,000 one megaton bombs


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6. Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide


7. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph, by Fred Rompelberg


8. We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine


9. 65% of those with autism are left handed


10. The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles

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11. The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet


12. The interstellar gas cloud Sagittarius B contains a billion, billion, billion liters of alcohol



13. Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air


14. 60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor


15. Polar Bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur


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16. The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life


17. A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground


18. The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 430 degrees C
during the day, and, at night, plummets to minus 180 degrees centigrade


19. The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours


20. Butterflies taste with their hind feet, and their taste sensation works on touch this allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible

Confucius 08-03-2011 05:22 PM

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7. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph, by Fred Rompelberg
lul :lawl:


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12. The interstellar gas cloud Sagittarius B contains a billion, billion, billion liters of alcohol
screw goin to Mars, we should work on extracting alcohol from dis treasure :ang:


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14. 60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor
any truth to this story? any proof or something? law 2alo monkeys kenna 2elna, bas Dolphins? how? ):

Kain 08-03-2011 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Moi
any truth to this story? any proof or something? law 2alo monkeys kenna 2elna, bas Dolphins? how? ):

I found this in my search Click Here

Confucius 08-03-2011 10:17 PM

I'm tempted to buy the book !

mr_j 08-04-2011 12:38 PM

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any truth to this story? any proof or something? law 2alo monkeys kenna 2elna, bas Dolphins? how?
all life on earth came from water originally. we still have many things in common with fish one of the famous examples is the laryngeal nerve.

this nerve is supposed to connect the brain to the neck... logicly speaking it should be a small nerve about 20 to 30 cm long(the distance from the brain to the neck is not that far) instead this nerve goes down from the brain to the heart(in humans and all animals) wraps around it, and then goes back up to the neck, in a useless dangerous way. what the scientists discovered is that in fish, the nerve does the same thing, except in fish, this is the only direct way it can take to reach the neck, when evolution progressed from fish, it is impossible to go back and redo this(it's not like at some point you can cut the nerve and redraw its route), so the path of that nerve remained and grew bigeer, for giraffes, the route is 3 meters long instead of being 20 cm!

edit: interesting video about the above

Kain 08-05-2011 08:41 AM

#4.Leeches





You probably know that back in the day, medical professionals used leeches to treat pretty much everything from fevers to leech allergies. This old Greek guy named Galen postulated that there were four humors in the body--blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile--and that an excess of one fluid over the others lead to the vast majority of ailments. If a patient presented with bloodshot eyes it wasn't from a late night grog bender, it was because they had too much blood and needed to be drained. All that extra blood can really mess a guy up.


As you can imagine, this was all about as scientific as anything taught in a Deep South biology classroom. But, thanks to the reverence future generations of doctors held Galen in, it remained a prominent medical treatment for centuries.


As doctors began to refine their craft with innovations like washing their hands and not spitting in open wounds, leech medicine fell out of favor. But sometimes we see that the crazy old-time bastards had it right.


Recent studies have shown that leech saliva is basically a damned miracle elixir. Their spit is lousy with anesthetic, antibiotics and beneficial enzymes and anticoagulants that could prevent heart attacks and strokes.



The problem is, of course, people aren't huge on the idea of their surgeon striding into the operating theater with a big-ole jar full of leeches and pond water. So the research now is about trying to get the leech benefits without the leeches, probably the most hilarious being the "mechanical leech." Yeah, that'll make people feel better.
"Ms. Jones, you're going to feel a little pinch. But don't worry, that's just the leech cyborg clamping down on your neck."




(Tomorrow: #3. Blister Beetle Poison)

SysTaMatIcS 08-06-2011 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Kain (Post 232652)




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16. The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life

yesterday after few hours from reading this i was yawning and a stupid fly came in and got swallowed :@ :@

Tawa 08-07-2011 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by SysTaMatIcS (Post 232713)
yesterday after few hours from reading this i was yawning and a stupid fly came in and got swallowed :@ :@

What about the other 429 bugs that you ate?

KeXasthur 08-07-2011 07:02 PM

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7. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph, by Fred Rompelberg
free fall from a cliff ?:p


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