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Fun and Interesting Science Facts to Amaze You

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Amaze yourself and your friends with these science facts! This is a collection of fun and interesting science facts.
  • When you crack a whip, it makes a sharp sound because the tip of the whip is traveling faster than the speed of sound. It is a sort of mini sonic boom!

  • You could theoretically lose weight eating celery since it takes more calories to digest celery than are contained in the vegetable.

  • Shark teeth are as hard as steel.

  • The only letter not used in the periodic table is J.

  • Lobsters have blue blood.

  • Sound travels about four times faster in water than in air.

  • 2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5.

  • Women blink nearly twice as often as men.

  • The billionth digit of pi is 9. (Source: Ben Peoples)

  • On average, it takes a person 7 minutes to fall asleep.

  • The peanut is a member of the bean or legume family and not a nut.

  • The prefix 'numbus' in a cloud name means the cloud produces precipitation.

  • Anemometers measure wind speed.

  • The only two planets in our solar system that do not have moons are Mercury and Venus.

  • Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.

  • Oxygen is the most common element in the Earth's crust.

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