Strange Scientific Facts

  • A dog can hear a clock ticking at a distance of forty feet.
  • Mice do not like the mint smell.
  • Cats have glands in their tongues filled with a liquid which heal their wounds when they lick them several times until totally healed.
  • The number of hours of sleeping  for an adult is from 7 to 8 hours a day, which means that we spend more than the third of our life in sleeping.

  • A human being uses 44 muscles when he speaks; 13 muscles when he is angry and only 2 muscles when he smiles.
  • The largest portion of fruits vitamins is found in fruit peels and so we should therefore eat  fruits with their peels
  • Through the analysis on human tears, it showed that tears contain chemicals materials of pain killers released by the brain when we cry.
  • October 1988, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a freak blast of lightning struck dead an entire team on the playing field while their opponents were left completely untouched. The bizarre blow by the weather to all 11 members of the football team was reported in the daily newspaper L’Avenir in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo. “Lightning killed at a stroke 11 young people aged between 20 and 35 years during a football match,” the newspaper reported . It went on to say that 30 other people had received burns at the weekend match, held in the eastern province of Kasai. “The athletes from Basanga [the home team] curiously came out of this catastrophe unscathed.”

  • Rafflesia arnoldii, this parasitic plant develops the world’s largest bloom that can grow over three feet across. The flower is a fleshy color, with spots that make it look like a teenager’s acne-ridden skin. It smells bad and has a hole in the center that holds six or seven quarts of water. The plant has no leaves, stems, or roots.


  • Alligators Never Need Dentures…While both humans and alligators depend on their teeth in order to chew food, humans only get two sets of natural teeth to last them a lifetime. Alligators get from 2,000 to 3,000 teeth during the course of their lifetime! Which is no doubt why we never hear about grumpy ‘gators gumming anybody to death.
  • There is enough salt in the world’s oceans to cover all the land on all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet! I’m cutting down on salt anyway, hope you are too.

  • Despite the common weather report that “it’s raining cats and dogs out there,” frogs and fish are the most likely animals to fall from the sky in rain. The most recent rain of frogs occurred in 2005 in Serbia, and it rained frogs in London in 1998. In 2006 it rained fish in India, while Wales got the fish-drop in 2004.

  • There are more microbial cells in your body than cells that have your own DNA. The human body has 20 times more microbes than cells!

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