FUN SCIENCE FACTS 1

Some science facts you might enjoy:

Did you know that there are 206 bones in
the adult human body and there are 300 in
children (as they grow some of the bones
fuse together).

Flea’s can jump 130 times higher than
their own height. In human terms this is
equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into
the air.

The most dangerous animal in the world is
the common housefly. Because of their
habits of visiting animal waste, they
transmit more diseases than any other
animal.

Snakes are true carnivorous because they
eat nothing but other animals. They do not
eat any type of plant material.

The world’s largest amphibian is the giant
salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. in
length.

100 years ago: The first virus was found in
both plants and animals.

90 years ago: The Grand Canyon became a
national monument & Cellophane is
invented.

80 years ago: The food mixer and the
domestic refrigerator were invented.

70 years ago: The teletype and PVC
(polyvinyl-chloride) were invented.

60 years ago: Otto Hahn discovered
nuclear fission by splitting uranium, Teflon
was invented.

50 years ago: Velcro was invented.

40 years ago: An all-female population of
lizards was discovered in Armenia.

30 years ago: The computer mouse was
invented.

20 years ago: First test-tube baby born in
England, Pluto’s moon, Charon,
discovered.

10 years ago: First patent for a genetically-
engineered mouse was issued to Harvard
Medical School.

5 years ago: The first successful cloning of
human embryo

The smallest bone in the human body is the
stapes or stirrup bone located in the
middle ear. It is approximately .11 inches
(.28 cm) long.

The longest cells in the human body are the
motor neurons. They can be up to 4.5 feet
(1.37 meters) long and run from the lower
spinal cord to the big toe.

There are no poisonous snakes in Maine.

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