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By RM (R&D) | December 10, 2012
11 Funky Science Facts
Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.
At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring and the creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his scale, he made freezing 100% and boiling 0%, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.
In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars; Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more
than 100 years before either moon was discovered.
At a jet plane's speed of 1,000 km (620mi per hour), the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.
In the Durango Desert, Mexico, there's a creepy spot called the "Zone of Silence." You can't pick up clear TV or radio signals and locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox and Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
Nature's mysteries and unexpected turns make the strange appear very normal.
Uranus' orbital axis is tilted at 90 degrees.
Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn's Letters.
Every human spends about half an hour as a single cell.
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