All posts tagged "facts"

  • Credit: Anatoliy Lukich
    What Really Drives Death Valley’s Roving Rocks?

    The moving, sailing and sliding rocks of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park in California have garnered the attention of many scientists and visitors throughout the years. The Racetrack Playa is a dry lake featuring the race...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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    30 Jokes Only Intellectuals Will Understand

    Don’t burn your eyes trying to read the explanation – copy/paste it into a notepad before reading. 1. It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally. Pun is wordplay with two meanings,...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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    Fact: Corals are Animals, Not Plants!

    The beautiful coral reefs you see underwater are actually animals and not plants! Coral is any structure that is made up of hundreds of thousands of tiny coral creatures called polyps. They are translucent animals of a sessile...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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    Science Books Lie about the Solar System

    Classic illustrations in Science books of the solar system are not according to scale and are only merely for illustration purposes. The distances between the planets are so exceedingly vast that there could not possibly be a scale...

    • Posted March 10, 2014
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    6 Animals that are Biggest in Size in Australia

    Chills went down my spine and goose bumps tickled my insides as the mammoth creatures glared at me from my laptop screen. My search for Australian wonders had led me to some surprising results. Disclaimer for the faint...

    • Posted March 3, 2014
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    50 Facts You’re Better Off Not Knowing

    1. Most dust particles in your home are your own dead skin. (Tweet this Fact) 2. Newborn babies are given to the wrong mother in the hospital 12 times a day worldwide. (Tweet this Fact) 3. A...

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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    10 Commonly Accepted Historical Inaccuracies

    In attempts to make the world history seem catchier, people have resorted to putting forward inaccurate facts. We have pointed out some of them in this article. It is quite interesting to see the kind of historical...

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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    Want To Get Away From It All? Go To ‘Point Nemo’

    In world’s oceans, you cannot go further from any land than ‘Point Nemo’ before you start coming back. Point Nemo is exactly 2688.22 kilometers (or 1,450 nautical miles) from the nearest land and there’s no other point...

    • Posted February 3, 2014
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    10 Quick Facts about Our Earth and the Solar System That Will Make You Wonder

    1. Russia is bigger than Pluto That’s right, the surface area of Russia, 17 million sq. km, is greater than that of Pluto, 16.6 million sq. km. (Tweet this fact!) 2. The True Size of Africa Africa...

    • Posted January 28, 2014
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    A Tiny Island of Just 9,860 People Receives $4 Million from the Internet Every Year

    Tuvalu, a tiny island midway between Hawaii and Australia with a population of just 9,860, receives yearly payment of almost $4 million for literally doing nothing at all. The reason? This is the money that the Tuvalu...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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