Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Amazing Science Facts

1- Turtles can live for more than 100 years.

2- An elephant trunk has no bone but 40,000 muscles.

3- The cicada, a fly found in Africa, spends 17 years of its life sleeping; and only two weeks is awake during which mates and then dies.

4- The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.

5- If your skin is laid flat it will cover an area of 18 square feet.

6- A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.

7- Ocean waves can travel as fast as a JET Plane.

8- The first drawings of a helicopter are nearly 500 years old.

9- A butterfly warms up its body up to 81 degrees Fahrenheit before flying.

10- A whale can swim for 3 months without eating.

11- A human being drinks 16,000 tons of water in a lifetime.

12- We blink 25 times a minute.

13- To melt away 1 pound of fat you will need to walk 34 miles.

14- The star fish is actually not a fish, its an animal. ( phylum : Echinodermate )

15- Male mosquitoes do not bite, so blame the females next time.

16- A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation.

17- The body's largest internal organ is the small intestine at an average length of 20 feet.

18- Oysters can change from one gender to another and back again.

19- The small intestine is 7-8 meters long, making it the largest organ inside the human body. The large intestine is only 1-1.5 meters long!

20-The largest lizard in the world is the Komodo dragon which reaches up to 3 meters and sometimes longer was named because of it's fiery tongue. It is often longer than a car.



Anonymous said...

Very nice nd I learn something

Anonymous said...

Mehtab ali
I like these facts....

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