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« on: 20/08/2009 18:10:36 »
Hi all,

I'd like to see a collection of science related fun facts here.
Only one rule: Your fun fact should start with the words "Did you know"
I'll start with an example :)


Did you know that the lighter was invented before the matches?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 20/08/2009 18:21:28 »
Did you know you can't lick your elbow?

(great one for keeping kids entertained at parties)  :)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 20/08/2009 18:44:54 »
Did you know that your bed hosts just around 5 000 000 dustmites just as if it was a jumbo-size hotel?

(Counted them myself)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 20/08/2009 18:57:31 »
Did you know is an anagram of "I'd dunk woody"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Woodpecker

Did you know that deer have no gallbladders?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 21/08/2009 03:12:06 »
Did you know if plane was invented thousands year before wright?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 21/08/2009 05:24:20 »
Did you know 22.3% of people can't spell*

*Did you know that 37.6% of statistics are made up on the spot?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 21/08/2009 05:36:12 »
A Goldfish's attention span is three seconds

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Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 21/08/2009 05:38:15 »
"A Goldfish's attention span is three seconds" is false according to our friend the Bored Chemist.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 21/08/2009 05:44:51 »
Your right here is the correction!

#1 "A goldfish's attention span is three seconds." This theory was tested by Discovery Channel's MythBusters. The experiment consisted of training several goldfish to complete a maze. They concluded that a goldfish's attention span and memory retention lasts well over 3 seconds.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 21/08/2009 05:49:19 »
A "jiffy" is actually 1/100 of a second.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 21/08/2009 09:34:43 »
1 Googol is 1 x 10100
 

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« Reply #11 on: 21/08/2009 09:39:18 »
Did you know that french fries has nothing to do with France?

.. but rather with the verb 'to french' which means 'to cut into slivers or thin strips before cooking'
 

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« Reply #12 on: 21/08/2009 10:26:40 »
Lizards communicate by doing push-ups.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 22/08/2009 09:31:52 »
Did you know that originally Coca-Cola contained milligrams of cocaine.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 22/08/2009 10:34:10 »
You know which letter is not on the Periodic Table?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 22/08/2009 10:39:22 »
You know which letter is not on the Periodic Table?

J
 

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« Reply #16 on: 22/08/2009 10:51:10 »
There you go :)
Now we all know
 

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« Reply #17 on: 22/08/2009 10:55:25 »
Is it too late to suggest the symbol for element 112 being 'J'?
 

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« Reply #18 on: 22/08/2009 11:30:08 »
Did you know you can't lick your elbow?

(great one for keeping kids entertained at parties)  :)

I can lick your elbow !!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 22/08/2009 11:31:35 »
Did you know that just over two years ago a similar thread was created by someone here ? http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=9499.0
 

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« Reply #20 on: 22/08/2009 12:32:47 »
Did up know that the male population of the world is 51.4%.(Fact courtesy of factoids on The Steve Wright show  [:I])
 

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« Reply #21 on: 22/08/2009 13:08:32 »
Did up know that the male population of the world is 51.4%.(Fact courtesy of factoids on The Steve Wright show  [:I])

The recorded female:male ratio is 100:105 at birth.
 I doubt Steve mentioned that infanticide of females is in part responsible for this asymmetry.

In the elderly females outnumber males.
« Last Edit: 22/08/2009 13:13:05 by RD »
 

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« Reply #22 on: 22/08/2009 14:18:57 »
Did you know you can't prove that the world will still exist after your Death?
 

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« Reply #23 on: 22/08/2009 15:54:59 »
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Did you know you can't lick your elbow?

i did once. people were amazed. it took me about an hour.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 22/08/2009 16:57:25 »
You know which letter is not on the Periodic Table?

J
Did you know that old German copies list iodine as Jod with the symbol J?
Did you know that "Q" doesn't apear in the periodic table?
 

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