Friday, June 26, 2009

Science Facts

Flea's can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.

80 years ago: The food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented.

The largest man-made lake in the U.S. is Lake Mead, created by Hoover Dam.

It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.

The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.

The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee.

Boron nitride (BN) is the second hardest substance known to man.

October 10 is National Metric Day.

Cars were first made with ignition keys in 1949.

Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning.

Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.

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