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Did You Know? (Part 1 – Science)

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Did You Know?

This is the first in a series of Did You Know? blog posts. Each blog post will give ten fascinating facts on a particular topic.

1. There are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way and 60 billion planets that could support life.

2. The amazon rainforest produces about 20% of the oxygen in the atmosphere.

3. The human brain uses 20% of the body’s energy and oxygen, despite only accounting for 2% of body weight.

4. Sloths sleep an average of 20 hours per day. They are beat by Koalas who sleep for an average of 22 hours.

5. An adult human body is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms.

6. The coldest place on earth is Antarctica and the hottest place on earth is Libya.

7. 24,000 people are killed by lightening each year.

8. A species of Jellyfish can live forever. The bowhead whale lives for an average of 200 years and giant tortoises have been recorded as living for 152 years.

9. The oldest tree is estimated to be 5,062 years old.

10. Honey has been found in Egyptian tombs and was still edible. This means that jarred honey doesn’t go off or rot.

Write soon,

Antony

References
How Many Stars Are in the Milky Way?
60 Billion Alien Planets Could Support Life, Study Suggests
How It Works – 15 amazing science facts that will blow your mind
50 Amazing Human Brain Facts (Based on the Latest Science)
UrbanTimes – 40 Interesting Science Facts That Will Blow Your Socks Off
The Guardian – 20 amazing facts about the human body
MNN – 8 of the coldest places in the world to live
Live Science – Where’s the Hottest Place on Earth?
BBC News – Small Data: What are the chances of being hit by lightning?
One Kind Planet – Top 10 Longest Living Animals
Live Science – What Is the Oldest Tree in the World?
25 Weird Science Facts You May Not Know

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