Interesting Science Facts

Interesting Science Facts
If you are one of those few people whose craving for knowledge is always on rise, the compilation of most interesting science facts given below is meant for you. Continue reading for some amazing facts about 'science'.Did you know that the largest volcano in the Solar System, which is even bigger than Mt. Everest, is located on planet Mars? Were you aware of the fact that it would take us 2 million years to travel to Andromeda, the galaxy which is nearest to us, in the fastest spacecraft in the world? What about the fact that King Cobra is the only snake which makes its nest on the ground to lay eggs. Were you aware of that? There are thousands of such facts which you must have never heard before - each of which is more amazing than the other. That makes it virtually impossible to compile a list of interesting science facts which would include each and every fact that has the ability to leave you amazed. A relatively simple way out is to compile a short list of say 10 most interesting facts that you come across, and that's exactly what we have done.

Most Interesting Science Facts

Science is a broad concept which encompasses several disciplines, and hence compiling a list of interesting science facts is no easy job. We have compiled a few fun science facts which we think are quite amazing in themselves. Not many people know that the planet Venus is the only planet in the Solar System which rotates in clockwise direction. Similarly, not many people must be aware of the fact that they had 300 bones when they were born, which eventually fused to becomes 206. Given below is a list of 10 most interesting facts about science which you must have never heard before.
The tallest mountain in the world is Mount Everest with a height of 8842 meters, whereas the deepest part of the ocean - the Mariana trench has a depth 11,033 meters.
The human brain can continue to live without oxygen supply for a period of 4-6 minutes, after which it slowly starts dying.
Lake Baikal in Russia has the distinction of being the deepest lake in the world with an average depth of 2,442 ft, and the deepest point at 5,387 ft.
When an astronaut returns from the space you can see a difference of up to 2 inches in his height, as the cartilage disks in our spine tend to expand where there is no gravity.
The first picture of planet Earth from outer space was taken by the US satellite Explorer 6 in 1959, two year before Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to see the planet from the outer space.
As of today, the hottest temperature on the planet has been recorded in Libya (136 °F in 1922), while the coldest temperature has been recorded in Antarctica (-128.6 °F in 1983).
Every single year, millions of earthquakes occur on the planet. However, most of them are too mild for us to sense, so we are not aware of them.
Have you ever tried to tickle yourself? It's impossible to do so because even before we think about doing it, our brain gets programmed to feel it.
Among all the natural substances found on the planet, the diamonds have the highest melting point.
The Earth travels at an enormous speed of 67,000 mph in the space.
Interesting Science Facts about Animals

While cool science facts mentioned above were amazing in themselves, that's not all what we have for you. Have you ever watched a cheetah chasing a gazelle on some informative TV channel? The speed at which these animals take off is quite amazing, isn't it? But did you know that the cheetah is not the fastest animal on the planet? Well it is the fastest animal on land, (followed by its prey - the gazelle on second position in terms of speed), however the fastest animal on Earth is Peregrine falcon which has an ability of clocking a speed of 200mph in air. Given below is a compilation of more of such interesting animal facts, which will shed light on some of the most amazing attributes of various members of kingdom Animalia.
The Arctic tern covers a distance of around 20,000 miles during its seasonal migration from Arctic to Antarctica and back.
A wolf's howl doesn't produce an echo even if the animal howls right in the middle of a valley surrounded by large mountains.
The strategically placed head of a praying mantis allows it to rotate its head 360°, thus making it the only insect with the ability to turn its head.
A cockroach doesn't die even if you separate its head from its body as it brain is located in its body. (However, without a head and mouth it can't feed and that eventually causes his death).
The white-tailed deer native to North America is considered to be the most harmful animal for humans in the United States, owing to the large number of accidents that it is involved in.
The blue whale can produce a sound which clocks 188 points on the decibel scale, which makes it the loudest animal on the planet.
A woodpecker slams its beak into wood at an amazing rate of 20 pecks per second, while a humming bird flaps its wings 55-75 times per second when it is stationary in the air.
The humming bird also has the distinction of being the only bird in the world with the ability to fly backwards.
The rhinoceros beetle has the ability to lift weight that is 800 times than its won weight - that's surely a gold medal performance among animal species.
True to its name, the female black widow spider has the tendency to eat its male after mating.

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