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National Science Day: 20 Mind Blowing Facts

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It’s National Science Day so today we are sharing with you some fascinating facts which are just out of this world! Take a seat because you're about to be blown away.

1. Scientists discover 41 new species every day.


2. Scientists have made is possible to charge mobile phones with… urine.


3. A space suit costs the US a whopping $12 million


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4. The amount of friction measured between a shoe and a banana skin is 0.07.


5. Did you know that a bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun?


6. Scientists now know how to unboil an egg!


7. Bees can be trained to identify bombs.


8. A potato has more chromosomes than a human – they have 48 while we have just 46.


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9. Heinz Tomato Ketchup squirts at an average speed of .028 mph.


10. It has finally been revealed that the chicken came first, not the egg. This is because the protein which is needed to make egg shells is only produced by the hen.


11. A human shares 50% of their DNA with a banana.


12. “Scientist” was first used in 1833.


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13. Scientists have revealed that a zombie apocalypse could be possible. This is due to the amount of parasites in the brain.


14. Most dinosaurs are known from just a single tooth or bone.


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15. Want your hair to grow faster? Just eat some salmon – it apparently helps.


16. Ice can be used to start a fire.


17. There are an estimated 173,000 poisonous species.


18. A tomato has more genes than a human.


19. Saturn would float in water.


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20. A day on Venus is longer than its year

Source: Fact Slides - Science

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