Oct 10, 2011

20 Science Facts And Their Profound Reflections


1. The only fresh foods that astronauts are allowed to take into space are pecan nuts.
Is it because they’re astro-nuts?

2. There are ten human body parts that are only three letters long; eye, hip, leg, arm, toe, ear, rib, jaw, lip, and gum.
Even ‘ten’ is three letters.

3. The daily heat output of the average man would boil 30 litres of freezing water.
Add another 10 litres if he watched Jessica Alba daily.

4. By 70 years old an average person will have shed 105 pounds of skin.
How much in dollars?

5. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown so keep smiling it saves energy.
So constant frowning is a good exercise for the facial muscles.

6. Canned food was invented for the British Navy in 1813, but the first can opener wasn’t invented until 1870.
This may actually provide a clue to solving the puzzle – which came first, the chicken or the egg.

7. Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, is enough to kill the average human.
Not if it’s Starbucks, because no one can afford 100 cups.

8. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
So that’s why some women act fishy.

9. The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime. I think that should read “The average non-American walks… “

10. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our noses and ears never stop growing.
You know what else I wished never stopped growing.
11. All the planets in the solar system spin anticlockwise except Venus, which spins the other way.
Ah… that explains why ‘women are from Venus.’

12. To make one kilo of honey, bees have to visit four million flowers, traveling a distance equal to four times around the Earth.
And that really explains why it’s so expensive to maintain a ‘honey’.

13. Approximately two thirds of a person’s bodyweight is water.
Really? I thought it would be Scotch whiskey.

14. If all your DNA strands were stretched out they would reach the moon 6000 times.
Oh I see… so to reach Jupiter I’d have to be 14 feet tall (and perhaps as wide as well).

15. Telephone inventor Alexandra Graham Bell never phoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf.
Maybe they just acted deaf.

16. If a cockroach were human sized it could run a mile in 20 seconds.
Big deal. My ex-girlfriend would run a mile in 20 seconds if she SAW a cockroach.

17. Skydivers accelerate to terminal velocity of 120 mph. Earth’s gravity is balanced by density of the air at this speed, so they can’t go any faster.
Not if they’re politicians — their hot air decreases the density.

18. The first electronic digital computer weighed 30 tons.
My laptop still weighs 50 tons at times.

19. Concorde holds two world speed records for commercial flights. In 1992, it circled the Earth from East to West in 32 hours, 49 minutes, and 3 seconds. Three years later Concorde flew West to East in 31 hours, 27 minutes, and 49 seconds.
Looks like the crew was in a hurry to leave the West.

20. Ocean waves can travel as fast as a jet aeroplane.
Or a jet aeroplane can travel as slow as an ocean wave.

2 Comments

  • good list, but your comments are awful.

  • good comments, but your list was awful

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