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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

24 Shocking Science Facts

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Shocking Science Facts 

1. There are 206 bones in the adult human body while there are 300 in children. As children grow some of the bones fuse together.

2. Almost 80% of the human brain consists of water!

3. The housefly is the most dangerous animal in the world.They transmit more diseases than any other animal because of their habits of visiting animal waste

4. The head has an extensive circulatory network making it possible for the body to lose 40 to 50 percent of its heat through the head.
This fact has been used by most of us, after walking in the sun and we feel hot, which part of the body do we pour water on? The head of course!

5. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

6. The stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear is the smallest bone in the human body . It is approximately 0.28cm (0.11 inches) long.

7. The longest cells in the human body are the motor neurons.
They can be up to 1.37 meters ( 4.5 feet ) long. They run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe.

8. The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels.
This is the loudest sound produced by any living animal, it can be detected as far away as 530 miles.

9. The letter “J” is the only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table .

10. Lake Mead is in the United State, it is the largest man-made lake.

11. The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.

12. The estimated surface temperature of planet Venus is 462°C, this is the highest for any planet in the solar system.

13. It is unbelievable but it is a fact that the ears of a cricket are located on their front legs, just below the knee.

14. Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards.

15. Shrimp’s hearts are in their heads.

16. Kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

17. An ostrich’s eye is bigger that its brain

18. Everyone’s tongue print is different.

19. There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.

20. If your mouth was completely dry, you would not be able to distinguish the taste of anything.

21. Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.

22. Giraffes are unable to cough.

23. Starfish don’t have brains.

24. Shark’s teeth are literally as hard as steel.

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