15 Amazing Science Facts

Science is an explanation of how certain things work. Perhaps a logical one, based on observations(experimental data) and mathematics. Science gives us the best feasible explanation and based upon these we have been able to achieve such advances in engineering, physical sciences, and medical sciences which have made our lives much easier. Here are 15 Facts related to Science that might amaze you.



  1. There is enough DNA in the average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back — 17 times.
  2. The average human body carries ten times more bacterial cells than human cells.
  3. It takes a photon up to 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to its surface, but only 8 minutes to travel the rest of the way to Earth.
  4. At over 2,000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.
  5. There are 8 times as many atoms in a teaspoonful of water as there are teaspoonfuls of water in the Atlantic ocean.
  6. In an entire lifetime, the average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world.
  7. There are actually over two dozen states of matter (that we know of).
  8. Killer whales are actually dolphins.
  9. You can’t taste food without saliva.
  10. Grasshoppers have ears in their bellies.
  11. When Helium is cooled to almost absolute zero (-460°F or -273°C, the lowest temperature possible), it becomes a liquid with surprising properties: it flows against gravity and will start running up and over the lip of a glass container!
  12. If Betelgeuse exploded, transitioning from the red supergiant stage to supernova, it would light our sky continuously for two months. It could happen anytime — within a couple of thousand years, tomorrow, or even now.
  13. Octopuses have three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood.
  14. An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
  15. The known universe is made up of 50,000,000,000 galaxies.

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