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Weirdest Science Facts Ever

          Science is one of the most important things in man’s development. Not only is science so vast it is also very weird and sometimes makes no sense at all. From dinosaurs, scientific stories on evolution and psychological phenomenon, we have all come across one or two weird science facts that has made us go, “WHAT THE ....??”

          Here are some of the weirdest things scientists have given us from their discoveries:

1. HUMAN BEINGS SHINE

Remember when your pastor said “Your light will shine”? He was also speaking scientifically. Physics made us understand that tin order to see something; light rays have to be transmitted from something to your eyes. Though this is not meaning humans are bright torches; we have our own kind of bioluminescence (biological glow) which is unfortunately not visible to the naked eye. But don’t forget to keep shining.

 

2. DIAMONDS FALL FROM THE SKY

          Ye...ah, wait what? Well not on Earth, just in other planets. Even though man hasn’t gotten a full inspection on all the planets, scientists suspect that on the Gas Giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus....)  diamonds actually fall like rain in the deeper atmosphere. Don’t ask me what deep atmosphere is, but I know which planet I’m going for my next summer vacation.

 

3. RATS CAN LAUGH

          I don’t know why this sounds super demonic to me, but a laughing animal sounds like something to be seen only in a horror movie. When rats are tickled, they let out a high-pitched ‘rat giggle’. I don’t know if Warri rats do, but next time you catch one, try tickling it and tell me what happens.

 

4. YOU HAVE A SUPERPOWER

          I’m not talking about your personality or smile that motivational speakers sing on and on about; I’m spouting true facts. The human stomach contains a very strong acid (Hydrochloric acid) with a pH of 1.0-2.0. This is strong enough to melt a razor blade. Next time you have an interview, spice things up by saying, “Hi, I’m John and I can melt metals.”

 

5. SALIVA IS A FLAVOR

          ...or in better words, you can’t taste food without saliva. When you eat something, chemicals from the food have to first dissolve in the saliva where they interact with the taste buds. Try cleaning your mouth completely dry with a cloth and eat a drip chip, then drink some water to dampen your mouth again, there’s definitely a difference.

 

          When I said science was weird, I meant it. Scientists even say there are enough DNA strands to travel to the sun and Pluto 17 times (Pluto is the farthest planet from the sun). I always knew there were too many people in this Earth. But these scientists seem to have a lot of free time to think of stuff like that :)

 

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