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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

How many did you know?

I wonder if you already knew any these scientific facts.....

No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.

The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal and has been detected as far away as 530 miles.

Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.

The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 920,000,000 F (511,000,000 C) at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA.

If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.

Super Glue was invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical coating materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

Porcupines float in water.

An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.


Now you know!
posted by Carmel Brizzi at 9:24 PM

11 Comments:

What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?

Yams and Sweet Potatoes are both flowering plants, but they are not related botanically. Yams are a plant having one embryonic seed leaf from the Yam family. Sweet Potatoes, often called ‘yams’, are a plant having two embryonic seed leaves from the morning glory family.
However, this is not my scientific question for the day . . . my question is . . . where do people go to get such beautiful diamonds like the one on your website??? WOW!!!!!! . . .What a rock . . .

11:13 PM  

haha! cool!

Mosquitos have 27 teeth!
That is my fact of the day!

5:32 AM  

Haha I actually tried the paper thing and could only fold it 6 times :( I was sure I could disprove that theory!

Thanks for your msg earlier on MSN Carmel, sorry I missed you! I was making pasta for lunch.

God Bless you!
x
Jess

7:13 AM  

I love interesting tidbits like that. Thanks for sharing!

2:10 PM  

Wow...looks AND brains. Excellent post!

8:18 PM  

Wow these are awesome! I liked the hershey kiss one haha. I had a doctor once tell me when I was a kid that a human can swallow a garden hose.

Thanks for the lesson, learn something new everyday!

9:34 PM  

thanks for those add ons! Now I know about flys teeth and yams!
I did the folding thing too Jessy. glad you liked it folks! =)

10:30 PM  

loved it!!!

6:51 PM  

I know about cat sounds having lived with and in some deference to two of them for 8 years!

8:26 AM  

Ooooh, now I want to see a Hershey's Kiss machine. I am addicted to Hershey's Kisses in whatever flavor: carmel filling, almond filling, peanut butter, hugs. Yum, yum.

7:53 AM  

orcupines float in water... I love this one... it brings totally funny mental images!!! LOL!

5:06 PM  

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