20 Amazing Science Facts

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<blockquote><span style=”color: #808000;”>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 fact lists in the future.</span></blockquote>
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<h2 style=”text-align: center;”><em><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Facts 1 – 5</span></em></h2>
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<li>  There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times</li>
<li> At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth</li>
<li>  The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years</li>
<li>  A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons</li>
<li>  A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent of 8,000 one megaton bombs</li>
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<h2 style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><em style=”text-align: center;”>Facts 6 – 10</em></span></h2>
<p style=”padding-left: 90px;”><a href=”http://basiceasy.com/freefacebook/SCIENTIFIC%20TRUTH%202.png” target=”_blank”><img class=”alignnone” style=”margin: 4px; border: 2px solid black;” alt=”Pine Tree Med” src=”http://basiceasy.com/freefacebook/SCIENTIFIC%20TRUTH%202.png” width=”225″ height=”300″ border=”1″ hspace=”4″ vspace=”4″ /></a></p>

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<li> Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide</li>
<li>  The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph, by Fred Rompelberg</li>
<li>  We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine</li>
<li>  65% of those with autism are left handed</li>
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<h2 style=”text-align: center;”><em style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Facts 11 – 15</span></em></h2>
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<li> The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet</li>
<li> The interstellar gas cloud Sagittarius B contains a billion, billion, billion liters of alcohol [JFrater is planning to move there in the near future]</li>
<li> Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air</li>
<li>  60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor</li>
<li>  Polar Bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur</li>
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<h2 style=”text-align: center;”><em style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Facts 16 – 20</span></em></h2>
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<li>  The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life</li>
<li>  A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground</li>
<li>  The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 430 degrees C during the day, and, at night, plummets to minus 180 degrees centigrade</li>
<li>  The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours</li>
<li>  Butterflies taste with their hind feet, and their taste sensation works on touch – this allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible</li>
<li>  The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles</li>
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