Top 50 Interesting Science Facts

Science Known Facts

Science is a systematic and empirical study of the natural world. It involves observing, experimenting, and testing to gain a better understanding of the universe. Science is divided into various branches, including physics, biology, chemistry, and earth science.

The scientific method is a systematic way of approaching problems and making discoveries. Science relies on evidence, logic, and critical thinking to support or reject hypotheses. Scientific theories are explanations that are supported by multiple lines of evidence and are widely accepted by the scientific community.

Scientific knowledge is constantly being revised and updated as new evidence and information become available. Science plays a crucial role in our daily lives, impacting areas such as medicine, technology, and environmental protection. Scientific discoveries have led to numerous advancements, from electricity to the Internet. Science is a collaborative effort, with researchers from different disciplines working together to gain a better understanding of the world.

Below is the list of some known facts of Science:

  1. “Science” and “shit” both come from the ancient world “Skheid,” meaning to “separate” or “divide”
  2. Nearly 2000 years ago, a Chinese astronomer named Zhang Heng (A.D 78-139) invented the world’s first earth quake detector. It could detect earthquakes more than 370 miles (600 km) away.
  3. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than the entire world’s nuclear weapon combined.
  4. 60 years ago: Otto Hahn discovered nuclear fusion by splitting uranium and Teflon was invented.
  5. The earth’s deepest known point equals to 24.5 empire state buildings end to end.
  6. Ice melting in Antarctica has caused a small shift in gravity in the region.
  7. A 10-year-old, in 2012 accidentally created new molecule in science class: tetra nitratoxycarbon!
  8. Did you know that minus 40 degree C is exactly the same as temperature as minus 40 degree F.
  9. Scientists can identify individual zebras by scanning their stripes like barcode.
  10. When water boils on earth, it creates thousands of little bubbles. However, in space, boiling water produces one giant, undulating bubble. Scientists believe this is due to lack of convection and buoyancy that accompanies gravity.
  11. Antarctica is the cleanest place on earth and is protected by strong anti-pollution laws.
  12. The first toothbrush was invented on June 26, 1948, in china.
  13. The English mathematician and philosopher – Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
  14. The moon is moving away from us by 1.48 inch (3.78 cm) a year.
  15. In the 17th century, the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places. Today, to 1.2411 trillion!
  16. There is a glacier called “blood falls” in Antarctica that regularly pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding. (It’s actually oxidized salty water)
  17. The Catholic Church considers the theory of evolution to be “virtually certain” and believes that intelligent design isn’t science even though it pretends to be.
  18. If you drilled a tunnel straight through the earth and jumped in, it would take you exactly 42 minutes and 12 seconds to get to other sides.
  19. Scientists at Michigan state university has calculated that the production of a single hen egg requires about 120 gallons of water; a leaf of bread requires 300 gallons, and a pound of beef, 3500.
  20. The earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, scientists have calculated.
  21. Scientists with high speed cameras have discovered that raindrops aren’t tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.
  22. A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent of 8,000 one megaton bombs.
  23. 60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor.
  24. Scientists calculated that laughing 100 times is equal to a 10-minute workout on a rowing machine.
  25. If the earth stopped spinning suddenly, the atmosphere would still be in motion with the earth’s original 1100 mile per hour rotation speed at the equator.
  26. Polar bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras due to their transparent fur.
  27. The scientific name for brain freeze is “issphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.”
  28. A parent and child can share 99.5% of the same DNA, and human have 98% DNA in common with chimpanzee.
  29. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  30. 2200years ago, Eratosthenes estimated the earth’s circumference using math, without ever leaving Egypt. he was remarkably accurate. Christopher Columbus later studied him.
  31. Students who chew gum have better math test scores than those who don’t, a study found.
  32. Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 instead of base 10. That’s why we have 60 seconds in a minute and 360 degrees in a circle.
  33. There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie, according to mathematicians.
  34. The word “fraction” derives from the Latin” fractio” to be break. However, there are continuous fractions.
  35. 111,111,111 times 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  36. Mathematician Paulo Erdos could calculate in his head, given a person’s age, how many seconds they had lived, when he was just 4 years old!
  37. 2520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.
  38. Coffee increases mental alertness, shortens eye-hand reaction time, reduces depression, treats asthma and potentiates all pain medicines.
  39. When Louis Pasteur was working on the rabies vaccine, if he or his assistance got infected, they were to be shot in head.
  40. The medical term for ice cream headaches is “sphanopalative gauglioneuralgia!”
  41. Coca cola contained coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine!) from 1885 to 1903!
  42. A cancer patient won 5,000 euros from bookies after betting he’d stay alive longer than doctor predicts.
  43. The insulin used to treat diabetes in human beings is taken from pigs and sheep.
  44. Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.
  45. 41 new species are discovered by scientist every day!
  46. Sun flowers can be used to clear radioactive waste.
  47. The word scientist first appeared in 1833.
  48. If you traveled at speed of light time would stop. According to Einstein’s theory of special relativity.
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