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Science facts for kids that they didn’t know

The natural curiosity of our children makes them sponges for information. Enjoy some science-related entertainment with them! Check out these unique science facts for youngsters, which cover anything from strange bug phenomena to fascinating space knowledge to intriguing features of the human body.. Your lunchbox notes have just become geeky!

  • Did you know that your heart beats 3,600 times in an hour. 
  • The number of cells in the human body is around 100 trillion.
  • Carbon dioxide is exhaled and oxygen is inhaled by humans. Carbon dioxide is absorbed by plants, who then turn it into oxygen.
  • Baby teeth and adult teeth are present throughout a person’s lifetime in almost all mammals, including humans. However, reptiles can have a lot more sets—a crocodile, for example, can have 50 sets of teeth and then develop 3,000 new ones!
  • The temperature of the Earth’s inner core is 10,832 degrees Fahrenheit, while that of its outer core is just 6,872 degrees. 
  • The length of 3.35 lightsabers is ten feet. A stack of 16 “Harry Potter” volumes, a tower made of 318 Lego bricks, and a giraffe with a 6-foot neck can all fit inside of it.
  • The weight of 1,600 human eyeballs, 5,465 balloons used for celebrations, and 412,375 bees are all 100 pounds. Do you wish to learn more? You’ll have a tonne of fun with the weird units converter from the Omni Calculator Project. You can type in different weights, heights, and distances to get the equal of random things.
  • In 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard of Apollo 14 played golf on the moon! He travelled with a golf club, two golf balls, and other accessories. The club is currently on exhibit in the Liberty Corner, New Jersey location of the USGA Golf Museum and Library. Still on the moon are the two golf balls.
  • The element phosphorus is present in several minerals and rocks in addition to the faeces of birds and bats. And it has a garlicky odour.
  • As a distinctive bottom feeder, the tripod fish (Bathypterois grallator) consumes food from the lower layers of its habitat, or the ocean floor. The pelvis and tail fins of the tripod fish have rigid rays that serve as stilts. It positions itself on the stilts so that it is facing the stream, opens its mouth wide, and consumes all that is in its path!
  • The Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules), according to scientists, is capable of lifting up to 850 times its own weight. A Hercules beetle can theoretically lift 255 pounds because it typically weighs between.28 and 0.30 pounds.
  • When a tomato plant is attacked by a caterpillar, the tomato plant starts to create methyl jasmonate, which really is poisonous to caterpillars.
  • The Malapteruridae family of electric catfish contains an organ that generates an electric protective shield that will zap any approaching predator. The shock is sufficient to kill smaller prey and discourage predators.
  • More than 20% of the freshwater on the planet’s surface is contained in the Great Lakes (almost 5,400 cubic miles of water).
  • Approximately 22,352 steps equal a distance of ten miles. Additionally, it is the same length as 24,759 baguettes (delicious!) and 8,794 elephant trunks laid end to end.
  • One tonne of carbon dioxide, or the weight of two large pianos or a sizable walrus, can be stored by a tree that is 40 years old.
  • A female sunfish (Mola Mola) has the capacity to produce up to 300 million eggs in her lifetime.
  • Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), a blooming plant, can reach a height of 12 feet. It only blooms once every four to five years, but when it does, the bloom smells like rotten meat (no wonder why it’s nicknamed as the corpse flower).
  • The majority of scientists concur that humans and dogs have been comrades in hunting for over 14,000 years.
  • The resurrection fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides), which can be entirely dried out for up to 100 years, can seemingly come back to life when moistened. (Anyone for a zombie fern?)
  • On Pluto, six million hours would be comparable to 2.76 years.
  • The largest bat on Earth, the huge flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus), with a wing span of up to five feet. But don’t panic, these large fruit bats prefer to sip flower nectar and consume fruits rather than blood.
  • The hollowed-out teeth of a rattlesnake are what deliver the poison to its prey.
  • The world’s softest mineral, talc, can break apart in your hands. The hardest mineral is diamond.
  • Scientists need a drill to pierce the exoskeleton of the ironclad beetle (Zopherus nodulosus haldemani) even after it has died since the exoskeleton is so hard that predators cannot even bite through it.