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Science Facts for Children, Facts on Human Body

Science Facts for Children

Let’s plunge into some facts about science and some even more amazing facts about your body!

  • Did you know that the star Antares is 60,000 times larger than our sun? Imagine if our sun was the size of a cricket ball; then the star Antares would be as large as a house.
  • It has never rained in Calama. Well, where is Calama? It is a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
  • You would have heard that astronauts cannot cry in space, ever wondered why? Well, that is because there is no gravity in space, so their tears can't flow!
  • Did you know that most lipsticks contain fish scales?
  • The word ‘Jiffy’ is used in sentences to mean ‘in a very short time/ in a moment. How many of you knew that ‘jiffy’ is actually a unit of time. It is 1/100th of a second.
  • Do you know who invented scissors? It was none other than the famous mathematician, writer, painter and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci, who invented them.
  • If we were to use the amount of fuel filled in a jumbo jet tank in an average car, there would be enough energy to drive the car four times around the world.
  • It has been found that an average of hundred people die by choking on ballpoint pens every year.
  • The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.
  • The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II burns one gallon of fuel to move a meager distance of only six inches!
  • National Monuments that can move? Yes! The San Francisco cable cars are the only ones that can and it is the world's last manually operated cable car system too.
  • A rainbow can be seen only when the sun is at 40 degrees or less above the horizon, which is during the morning hours and in the afternoons!
  • There is a company that will take your ashes, for a slick amount of $14,000 and compress it into a synthetic diamond that will be set in any jewelry of your choice for a loved one.
  • Kneecaps are a really important part of your body, but did you know that babies are born without kneecaps? They only appear between the ages of 2 and 6.
  • Have you wondered why when you sneeze you close your eyes on reflex? This is to keep your eyes safe; they could pop out if you forcibly tried to keep your eyes open.
  • Sneezes are very powerful, so powerful that you could fracture a rib if you sneezed too hard. A sneeze could also be a cause of death if you try to suppress it; it may rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and cause death.
  • A Baby’s eyes look really big compared to when they grow up, ever wondered why? This is because our eyes are always the same size, from the time of our birth to however old we get!
  • Did you know that our nose and ears never stop growing? This is why old people have drooping earlobes and noses.
  • An average person only takes seven minutes to fall asleep!
  • It takes your body approximately twelve hours to entirely digest the food you eat at just one meal!

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