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.


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