Science is always seen as this daunting “thing” that most of us find overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Science can actually be a lot of fun.
Did you know?
The deepest lake – Lake Baikal- is the deepest lake in the world.
Newts are also an amphibian – Newts are a member of the salamander family and they are found in Asia, North America, and Europe.
Hotter than the sun – A lightning strike is 50,000 degrees Celsius, which is 3 – 5 times hotter than the sun’s surface.
Does 7-Up contain lithium? The original 7-Up formula contained lithium citrate, which is a chemical used today as a treatment for bipolar disorders. By 1950 the ingredient was removed.
How hot is the filament of a lightbulb? The tungsten filament that is inside an incandescent light bulb reaches a temperature of 4,664 degrees Fahrenheit when it is on.
Where does cashmere wool come from? Cashmere comes from the wool of the Kashmir goat which lives in the mountains around the Kashmir region in India.
What makes turquoise blue? Traces of copper are what give turquoise its distinctive blue color.
No Brains – Starfish do not have brains, as is the case with most radially symmetric animals.
Lightening Bolts – Every second approx. 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth and every year approx. 1000 people are killed by lightning.
Other Interesting Science Facts
- Micro organisms found frozen in perma-frost for three million years have actually been brought back to life.
- The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through space at an unbelievable 67,000 mph.
- Alfred Nobel invented dynamite back in 1866. There is now a major Peace Prize named after him, but ironically it’s doubtful that dynamite had anything to do with it.
- 3 out of every 10 Dalmatian dogs suffer from a hearing disability because of inbreeding.
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