1. 41 new species
    are discovered
    by scientists
    every single day.
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  2. The word
    "Scientist"
    first appeared
    in 1833.
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  3. Scientists finally concluded that the chicken came first, not the egg, because the protein which makes egg shells is only produced by hens.
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  4. A 10-Year-Old Accidentally Created in 2012 a New Molecule in Science Class: Tetranitratoxycarbon.
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  5. "Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia"
    is the scientific term for brain freeze.
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  6. The average number of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.
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  7. A new scientific method called 'toxineering' turns venoms into painkillers.
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  8. Scientists
    have developed a way of
    charging mobile phones
    using urine.
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  9. Scientists can
    grow teeth from urine.
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  10. Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds.
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  11. Scientists have developed a microparticle filled with oxygen that can be injected into the blood stream, so we can live without breathing.
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  12. Four Japanese scientists measured the amount of friction between a shoe, a banana skin and the floor: it's 0.07.
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  13. The World's oldest known creature, a mollusc, was 507 years old until scientists killed it by mistake.
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  14. Earthquakes turn water into gold.
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  15. A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
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  16. Eating
    salmon
    helps hair
    grow faster.
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  17. It only takes 6 minutes for brain cells to react to alcohol.
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  18. Rain contains vitamin B12.
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  19. Hot water can freeze faster than
    cold water, in some circumstances.
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  20. During photosynthesis, plants emit light, called fluorescence, that humans can't see.
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  21. Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste.
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  22. It would take light 100,000 years to travel from one end of the Milky Way galaxy to the other.
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  23. If you could fold a piece of paper 50 times, its thickness would exceed the distance from here to the Sun.
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  24. Every time a woodpecker's beak hits a tree, its head is subject to 1,000 times the force of gravity.
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  25. You can start a fire with ice.
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  26. Researchers believe the first human case of HIV was in Kinshasa, Congo, around 1920.
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  27. The Big Bang Theory was actually first theorized by a Catholic priest.
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  28. There are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than body cells.
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  29. Ice melting in Antarctica has caused a small shift in gravity in the region.
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  30. Most dinosaurs are known from just a single tooth or bone.
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  31. There is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.
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  32. Bees
    can be trained
    to detect
    bombs.
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  33. A day on Venus
    is longer than its year.
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  34. Tomatoes have more genes than humans.
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  35. Parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.
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  36. Friends
    share more DNA
    than
    strangers.
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  37. Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.
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  38. Your weight on the moon is 16.5% of your weight on earth.
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  39. The earth's deepest known point equals to 24.5 Empire State Buildings end to end.
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  40. The Sun is 400 times further away from Earth than the Moon is.
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  41. Each foot contains about 250,000 sweat glands.
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  42. The average volume of farts a person generates per day ranges around 476 to 1491ml.
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  43. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
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  44. The summer in Uranus is
    42 years long.
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  45. Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.
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  46. It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth.
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  47. Sound waves
    can be used
    to make objects
    levitate.
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  48. There are about 173,000 venomous species: from lizards to spiders and fish.
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  49. The Sun is thought to have completed about 20 orbits during its lifetime and just 1/1250th of an orbit since the origin of humans.
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  50. Viruses can get viruses.
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  51. -40 degrees Fahrenheit is equal
    to -40 degrees Celsius.
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  52. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.
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  53. Every second, the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth.
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  54. If you were to put Saturn in water, it would float.
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  55. The moon is moving away from us by 3.78 cm (1.48 in) a year.
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  56. 100,000,000,000 solar neutrinos pass through every square centimeter of your body every second.
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  57. If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body would stretch 10 billion miles, from here to Pluto and back.
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  58. Gasoline is complex, as it can contain between 150 and 1,000 different chemical compounds.
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  59. The average speed of Heinz Ketchup squirt is .028 MPH.
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  60. The "smell of rain" is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes.
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  61. A worm's mind has been mapped and replicated by scientists into a software that's now inside a Lego robot.
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  62. "Science" and "shit" both come from the ancient word "skheid," meaning to "separate" or "divide."
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  63. Scientists have figured out how to "unboil" an egg.
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  64. Before Bill Nye became "The Science Guy," he was a stand-up comedian.
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  65. 87% of scientists believe climate change is mostly caused by human activity while only 50% of the public does.
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  66. Due to the new discovery of many brain parasites, scientist now think a Zombie Apocalypse is actually possible.
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  67. Science Nobel Laureates, U.S. Presidents and NASA astronauts were found to be overwhelmingly first-borns.
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  68. 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."
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  69. De-extinction is scientifically possible. Several viruses have already been brought back, including the 1918 flu pandemic virus.
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  70. 29,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea in 1992, and are still being found, revolutionising our knowledge of ocean science.
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  71. When you donate your body to science, it can get used as a crash test dummy, for medical training, forensic research or to save a life through organ transplants.
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  72. A physicist made his cat the co-author of his scientific paper to avoid replacing "we" with "I" throughout his paper.
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  73. Famous science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov died as the result of an HIV infection from a blood transfusion given during triple-bypass heart surgery.
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  74. The scientific name of the llama is "lama glama."
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  75. The "Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge" is offered to anyone who can demonstrate a supernatural ability under agreed-upon scientific testing criteria. In 40 years, no one ever won.
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  76. There have been serious scientific attempts to study whether or not our "reality" is, in fact, a computer simulation a la "The Matrix."
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  77. Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting the jellyfish protein that codes for bioluminescence into their genome.
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  78. The "cheerleader effect", the theory that girls look more attractive in groups, is scientifically proven.
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  79. In 2013, two physicist managed to
    "tie" water into knots.
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  80. In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but when choosing a college major, just 0.4% of high school girls select computer science.
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  81. According to a study, up to 50% of the world's natural history specimens in museums are labeled incorrectly.
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  82. Dinosaurs are not, technically, extinct, since birds are considered by science as a type of dinosaur.
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  83. Scientists can identify individual zebras by "scanning" their stripes like a barcode.
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  84. Scientists can locate colonies of Penguins from space just by looking for dark ice patches of penguin poop.
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  85. There's a hotline filmmakers can call for science advice with the goal of helping filmmakers incorporate accurate science into their films .
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  86. Scientists estimate that the moon's width has shrunk by about 600 feet (182 meters) since the rocky body first formed.
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  87. Scientists have discovered that monkeys are susceptible to optical illusions, just like humans.
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  88. In 2007, scientists in Spain found a tooth from a distant human ancestor that is more than 1 million years old.
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  89. From 2020, all scientific publications on the results of publicly funded research in the European Union will be freely available.
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  90. Researchers found that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow.
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  91. 270 scientists re-ran 100 studies published in the top psychology journals in 2008. Only half the studies could be replicated successfully.
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  92. Scientists have created a functioning guitar the size of a human blood cell.
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  93. A scientist used magnetism to levitate a frog. Magnetic fields lightly distorts the orbits of electrons in the frog's atoms.
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  94. 70% of the time, ice from fast food restaurants was dirtier than toilet water.
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  95. Most diamonds on the Earth's surface are between 1 and 3 billion years old.
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  96. Naked mole-rats have a high resistance to cancer tumours because they produce an extremely high-molecular-mass hyaluronan and have ribosomes that produce extremely error-free proteins.
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  97. Continents split up at the same speed finger nails grow.
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  98. You can swim through syrup just as fast as you can swim through water, even though is many times thicker.
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  99. The cost of sequencing a human genome went from US$100 million in 2007 to about US$3,000 in 2012.
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  100. The longest-running experiment is the pitch drop experiment. A funnel holding a sample of tar pitch sealed in a glass jar shows how some substances that appear solid are actually liquid. It takes 10 years for a single drop to form.
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  101. The gene that gives you six fingers is a dominant trait.
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  102. Researchers say right-hand dominance in Neanderthals suggests that, like humans, they also had the capacity for language before they went extinct around 30,000 years ago.
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  103. Dinosaurs didn't roar; they may have mumbled with their mouths shut, research suggests.
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  104. Nobel prize winners in science are 22 times likelier than their peers to have performed as dancers, actors, or magicians.
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  105. A physicist faced with a fine for running a stop sign in 2012 proved his innocence by publishing a mathematical paper. He even won a prize for his efforts.
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  106. Genetic and archaeological evidence suggests there were two distinct dog populations in the world, one in the east and one in the west, during the Palaeolithic.
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  107. Marie Curie is the only person to ever win Nobel prizes in two different areas of science.
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  108. The historic news of the first manned powered flight by the Wright Brothers first appeared in the magazine Gleanings in Bee Culture.
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  109. If you weighed 150 lb (68 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 4,200 lb (1,905 kg) on the Sun.
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  110. Scientists alive today outnumber all the scientists who ever lived up to 1980.
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  111. Velociraptors were no bigger than turkeys.
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  112. If you weigh 150 lb (68 kg) on the Earth, you would weigh only 25 lb (11 kg) on the Moon.
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  113. The African giant pouched rat can smell tuberculosis more accurately than most lab tests.
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  114. If you weighed 150 lbs. (68 kg.) on Earth, you would weigh 351 lbs. (159 kg.) on Jupiter.
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  115. Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors.
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  116. "The unsuccessful self-treatment of a case of writer's block" is the shortest academic article ever: it has no words.
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  117. An article that does not exist was cited in nearly 400 academic studies and scientific papers.
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  118. Science knows more about coffee, wine and tomatoes than it does about breast milk.
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