10 Cool Science Facts

Fact 1: It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
Fact 2: Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
Fact 3: Natural gas does not have any odor. In order to detect a gas leak, some gas companies add a chemical that smells similar like rotten eggs.
Fact 4: A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.
Fact 5: The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.
Fact 6: There are mirrors on the moon. Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth. These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few metres.
Fact 7: The longest recorded duration of a total solar eclipse was 7.5 minutes.
Fact 8:The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.
Fact 9: Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.
Fact 10: A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.

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