Do lobsters really have blue blood? How many hearts does an octopus have? Do women or men blink more? Get ready to be surprised, amazed and even weirded out by these fun and interesting science facts!
1) About 95% of all cells in your body are bacteria and most of them are in your digestive tract.
2) Lightning can reach a temperature of 30,000 C or 54,000 F.
3) Women blink almost twice as often as men.
4) With a wingspan of 12 inches the Queen Alexandra Birdwing is the world’s largest butterfly.
5) It takes just six seconds for human brain cells to react to alcohol.
6) Sound travels four times faster in water than in air.
7) Lobsters have blue blood.
8) You can find a grasshopper’s ears on its stomach.
9) Without the liquid medium of saliva the chemoreceptors in your tongue would be useless as you would not be able to taste food.
10) If you had just a teaspoon of a neutron star it would weigh 6 billion tons.
11) Octopi have three hearts. Two hearts to pump blood to the lungs and one for the body.
12) Ants can carry objects 50 times their body weight.
13) To better hunt prey penguins' eyes are more effective underwater than in the air.
14) Giraffe tongues are dark blue (also purple and dark gray) due to the high amount of melanin that protects the tongue from getting sunburned.
15) Hawaii is moving closer to Alaska at the rate of 7.5cm every year.
16) Your stomach acid is so corrosive that it can dissolve stainless steel.
17) The brain cannot feel any pain.
18) The platypus looks cute, but has a very poisonous spur on its hind foot that can kill a dog.
19) Photons in the core of the sun can take up to 40,000 years to reach its surface. And then just 8 minutes to reach Earth.
20) Your body has enough DNA that if stretched out would go from the Sun to Pluto and back 17 times.
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
— Albert Einstein