11 Jaw Dropping Scientific Facts You Probably Didn't Know Before

11 Jaw Dropping Scientific Facts You Probably Didn't Know Before

Why don't more people really appreciate science? Personally, I believe that this has something to do with science communication and the way we teach science in our schools. With this in mind, here are some incredible scientific facts that I hope will inspire you to learn something new every day.

1. Babies in their bodies have about 64 more bones than adults. Newborn babies have about 270 bones in their bodies, making their skeletons more flexible. Many of these bones fuse together with age, leaving 206 bones that make up the average adult skeleton.

2. Sunflowers can clean up radioactive waste. Certain radioactive isotopes are similar to the nutrients that the sunflower normally needs. So, as they grow, they're taking radiation out of the soil.

3. In space, it's impossible to burp. When you burp on Earth, gravity keeps the solids and liquids out of the food you've just eaten, so that only the gas can escape from your mouth. In the absence of gravity, the gas can not be separated from the liquids and solids, and it becomes impossible to burp without throwing up.

4. The day on Venus is more than a year. It takes about 243 Earth days for Venus to rotate on its axis only once, while it can orbit the Sun within only 225 days.

5. Polar bears can not be detected by infrared cameras. These animals are perfectly heated by a thick layer of blubber under their skin and a thick fur coat covering their body. But their outer layer stays at the same temperature as the snow around them, which is why they are invisible in infrared cameras.

6. Stomach acid is capable of dissolving the razor blade. Within 24 hours, the swallowed double-edged blade in your stomach becomes fragile and easily breakable due to highly corrosive acid with a low pH of 2-3.

7. Diamonds can rain on other planets. The atmospheres of Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn have such high pressure that they can crystallize carbon atoms and turn them into diamonds.

8. Hot water freezes more quickly than cold water. The Mpemba effect assumes that the velocity of hot water particles has a specific arrangement that allows them to freeze more easily.

9. Bananas are radioactive in nature. Bananas contain potassium, which makes them slightly radioactive. But don't worry, you're only going to die of radiation poisoning if you eat about 10,000,000 bananas at once.

10. Atoms consist of 99.9999% of empty space. The atom consists of a tiny nucleus surrounded by a cloud of electrons distributed over a relatively wide field. So, if you were to eliminate the space from all the atoms of 7 billion human beings, it would fit into a single sugar cube.

11. We've got two body parts that never stop growing. Human noses and ears continue to grow in size even when the rest of the body's growth has come to an end.

Hope you have enjoyed it.

2 Responses to "11 Jaw Dropping Scientific Facts You Probably Didn't Know Before"


  2. The Mpemba effect is controversial at best. It apparently needs a very specific set of conditions to occur, and the effect is hard to replicate.

    I call bullshit.