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FACTS YOU DON’T NECESSARILY NEED TO KNOW – #1 Science & Space

May 18, 2013

A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.
The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.
Astronauts can’t belch –  there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their  stomachs.

Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.
Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000  meters.

The letter ‘J’ does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

If you get into the  bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even  in the middle of the day. [PLEASE, do not try this at home!]

Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.
  
The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather  the sound of blood surging through the veins in the  ear.

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One Comment
  1. Another one for you …..

    If you wanted to instantly make a sun go “super-nova” all you would have to do is find a way to toss a cast iron frying pan into it. The iron would stop fusion and kaboom. 🙂

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