Interesting Science Facts

20 Interesting Science Facts (#5)

February 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

To hear a interesting fact a day you can follow me on twitter where I use the hashtag #InterestingScience. Click here to see more interesting science facts. 7up contained the mood-stabilising drug lithium citrate until 1950. 620 million years ago, a day was only 21.9 hours long. When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less. A jiffy was originally a unit of time which was equal to the time it takes light to travel one cm. Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs. The [...]

20 Interesting Science Facts (#4)

February 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

To hear a interesting fact a day you can follow me on twitter where I use the hashtag #InterestingScience. Click here to see more interesting science facts. As of November 2011 there have been 118 elements discovered. Out of the 118 only 98 are know to occur in nature. Liquid oxygen is blue. Oxygen was the atomic weight standard for the other elements until 1961 when it was replaced by carbon. Ozone can be produced from lightning strikes. Copper and gold are the only two non-silvery metals. [...]

20 Interesting Science Facts (#3)

January 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

To hear a interesting fact a day you can follow me on twitter where I use the hashtag #InterestingScience. Click here to see more interesting science facts. The most deadly disease in the world is rabies, it has nearly a 100% mortality rate. There have been less than 10 reccorded cases of people with rabies living to tell the tale. The first vaccination to prevent rabies was developed by Louis Pasteur from dead infected rabbits. Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is a parasitoidal fungus that [...]

20 Interesting Science Facts (#2)

January 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

To hear a interesting fact a day you can follow me on twitter where I use the hashtag #InterestingScience. Click here to see more interesting science facts. The red planet could once have been blue. Mars once had liquid water until it lost its magnetic field. Did you know seabirds have glands near their eyes that allow them to drink seawater. Did you know Mercury is not the hottest planet in the solar system. Venus has the hottest surface temperature but Jupiter has the hottest core [...]

20 Interesting Science Facts (#1)

January 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

To hear a interesting fact a day you can follow me on twitter where I use the hashtag #InterestingScience. Click here to see more interesting science facts. 1 in 10 Europeans are immune to the HIV virus. It was either the plague or smallpox that made 1 in 10 Europeans immune to HIV Some women can see an extra colour. Its called tetrachromacy. Birds have a one-way respiratory system. Black slime on the Chernobyl reactor turned out to be a fungi that has evolved to use the reactors radiation [...]