Some Fascinating Science Facts

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Amaze yourself and your friends with these science facts! This is a collection of fun and interesting science facts.

by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D  Thought.co

  • You could theoretically lose weight eating celery since it takes more calories to digest celery than are contained in the vegetable.
  • Shark teeth are as hard as steel.
  • The only letter not used in the periodic table is J.
  • Lobsters have blue blood.
  • Sound travels about four times faster in water than in air.
  • 2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5.
  • Women blink nearly twice as often as men.
  • The billionth digit of pi is 9. (Source: Ben Peoples)
  • On average, it takes a person 7 minutes to fall asleep.
  • The peanut is a member of the bean or legume family and not a nut.
  • The prefix ‘numbus’ in a cloud name means the cloud produces precipitation.
  • Anemometers measure wind speed.
  • The only two planets in our solar system that do not have moons are Mercury and Venus.
  • Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.
  • Oxygen is the most common element in the Earth’s crust.

Biography
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, two rescue pups, and two guinea pigs.

Carol’s Archives 2009-2013

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  1. The current form of the periodic table as presented is fractured, disheveled, uneven, improper, and makes no sense. The artists were kicked out of the room on that one. Mendeleev got it in a dream.

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