Category: ScienceFacts

Most cows produce more milk when they listen to music.


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Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium.


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Not all moons are dry and dusty like ours. Jupiter's Europa has a liquid ocean under an icy crust.


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A stamp that you lick gives you a 0.1 calorie.


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The speed of light in a vacuum is 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per second), and in theory nothing can travel faster than light.


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Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.


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10% of Europeans are naturally immune to the HIV virus due to a genetic mutation. Scientists believe this mutation was a result of all the plagues in the middle ages. So your ancestors survived the time of The Black Death and The Pox, and today you're immune to HIV.


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We know more about the surfaces of Mars and Venus than we do about the ocean floor.


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If you didn't sleep well last night, you can convince yourself that you did just by believing you aren't tired. It’s called ‘placebo sleep,’ it improves cognitive function, and it makes you perform better than when you spend the day thinking about being tired.


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When you can’t sleep on your first night in a new place, your brain is trying to protect you.


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You have 0.5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.


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If you keep going North, you will eventually go South. If you keep going East, you will never go West.


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Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than they are to plants.


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Your lie will be more convincing if you have to pee when you tell it. Because of a phenomenon called the inhibitory spillover effect,’ the need to control your bladder also forces your brain to activate more self-control, which helps hide the tells you have when fibbing.


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Watching Spongebob Squarepants when you were a kid may have damaged your brainpower. A study found that watching just 9 minutes of Spongebob had an immediate influence on kids, attention, memory, and problem solving skills.


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Curiosity is fueled by what you already know. Studies show you’re more likely to be curious of the things you know a little about than you are of something you either know nothing about, or think you know a lot about.


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