Mother nature has never failed to amuse mankind with its varied creations. How can anyone possibly imagine that a lizard can walk on water? The basilisk lizard, also known as 'Jesus Lizard' performs miraculous acts of scurry across surfaces of ponds and streams. Another weird science fact which I came across lately, was about the tiger. Its stripes are like our fingerprints. It won't lose them, even if it loses its fur. And every tiger has a unique set of stripes, like each one of us has unique fingerprints. More facts coming up in the following.
Strange Science Facts
- Our lungs are known to be the lightest of all organs in the body.
- Turritopsis nutricula is a genus of jelly fish which is also regarded as the immortal jelly fish. This is because these species have the ability to transform back into juvenile form once they mate after becoming sexually mature.
- The planet Saturn has a density that is lower than that of water. So, if you could throw it in the ocean, it would actually float!
- In a school of clownfish, if the female dies, then the dominant male would become a female to continue with the reproduction process.
- Nothing can be quieter than space. Even if a star explodes, you would hear nothing. No air molecules, no vibration thus, no sound.
- What does your mom do before she sends you to school? The Slow Loris, licks its children with poison, before they are off to search for food. This is done to avoid predators.
- "One" happens to be the only number whose letters are according to the reverse alphabetical order. While, "forty", has letters in the alphabetical order.
- We all know that light takes 8 minutes to reach the earth. But the same light took a whopping time of 30,000 years to make it to the sun's surface from its core!
- A blue whale's tongue is as heavy as an adult elephant and even bigger than a taxi cab.
- On an average, man is able to produce enough spit to fill a swimming pool. Imagine the splash the pool will create!
- It is known that the human body has 206 bones. But as babies we are born with about 300 of them. As we age, some of the bones fuse.
- Our worry for the ever diminishing oil and natural gas reserves on Earth could have been dealt with if only man could go to Titan, one of Saturn's moon. This place has 100 times more of such resources.
- How much does the average man sleep in his entire lifetime? The armadillo spends about 80% of its life in sleeping.
- The sound produced by the blue whale counts up to about 188 decibels. No wonder, it can be heard even from 853 km.
- Buy an electric eel found in South America and reduce your electricity bills. This creature can produce 600 volts; voltage enough to paralyze a horse.
- 67,000 miles per hour is the speed at which the Earth is traveling across the sun. And guess what? We are also moving at this speed.
- Would you be able to stand on an ice-cream barefooted and say how sweet it is. The butterfly can. The insect has sense organs in its hind feet, with the aid of which it can determine if something is edible or not.
- If you want to grow taller, say by 2 inches, have a trip into the space. As there is no gravity, the spine becomes free to elongate up to 2 inches. The same happens when we are sleeping, except that the spine stretches up to 1 or 2 cm.
- The stomach would have digested itself if it lacked the lining of mucus.
- Some say that a daily output of poop is enough to power a 60-watt bulb for more than nine hours. Nothing goes wasted!
- Liver is the only organ which has the capability of regenerating itself.
- If you bring two similar metals (having clean and flat surfaces) together, they would fuse naturally; only when the process is performed in vacuum. This is known as cold welding.
- Pumice is the only known rock which can float on water.
- 300 beats per minute is the pulse of a hedgehog. I wonder what's the heartbeat rate when the hedgehog meets his girlfriend!
- In ancient times, leeches were used as weather forecasters. When they were kept in water jars, they seemed to stay at the bottom during calm weather. It so happened that, when the storms approach, these creatures rose quickly to the top, and descend as the storms passed.
That would be all for the strange science facts I could recall for now. For some people, these facts may be bizarre enough to make them think if they really exist, and for some they may not leave such an impression. Well, it is all about perception. In case you stumble across any more of such weird facts, feel free to add to this page via the comment box. Adios!