Fascinating facts and science trivia that surprise you


Astronauts aboard the International Space Station can see up to 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets every day while orbiting the earth.
(The Atlantic)

The human nose can detect a whopping one trillion different smells!
(AAAS’ Science magazine)

The unconscious processing ability of the human brain is roughly 11 million pieces of information per second, but the conscious brain can only process 40 pieces per second.

The first pair of NIKE running shoes were made by pouring urethane into a waffle iron. No wonder it was called the Waffle Trainer!
(Business Insider)

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans.
(How-to Geek)

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Google is named after googol—a mathematical term represented by the numeral one followed by 100 zeroes (10100).
(Google System)

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. You can actually eat 3,000-year-old honey!
(Business Insider)

Your brain is faster than you think! It takes just 13 milliseconds to interpret images.
(Daily Mail)

A cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 100 elephants! What an amazing science fact!
(Mental Floss)

A single bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 1,00,000 pieces of bread.