Weird science facts you never knew
Science has always intrigued people with its fascinating inventions and life supporting discoveries. Today we will shed some light on the weird facts of science which you may have never heard.
1 Gliese 581c
Even if you’re a big time nerd you may have not heard of the theory wherein the scientists believed they had found an earth like planet. They believed they had discovered a planet which would be habitable for the humans living on earth. After a few months of research and realization, they found out that there assumption was completely wrong. The planet being referred to was Gliese 581c, also known as the second earth was found out to be inhabitable for living beings. Several simulations were carried out in space research centers which turned to be futile in the end.
2 Diamonds out of Tequillas
These maybe a bit of surprise but scientists have actually devised ways by which they can make diamonds out of tequila shots. Now, for those of you who love your shot of tequila might be very happy to know.
3 Roads will charge Electric Cars
Yes! You heard it right. Ever wondered how great it would have been if there was no petrol or diesel required to drive your car? Scientists are working on a mechanism wherein you will be able to charge your electric car as you drive on the road. Wouldn’t it be great?
4 Door to hell
Scientists perform several experiments and researches to ascertain their assumptions. In this case in 1971 some group of scientists found a nature gas cave in Turkmenistan which they decided to light up with fire. They presumed it would burn for few days and then would eventually fade away. Surprisingly, till today the cave is burning. This burning cave is also referred to as door to hell.
5 Released Bacterium
In another such experiment performed by the scientists, a European scientist released a bacterium in the forest among the wild animals. This primarily affected the rabbits. It nearly killed 90% of the rabbit population in a matter of years for those countries.
6 Hand dryer Germs
Scientists have found that in places near the hand dryer there are more germs and bacterial presence. Depending on the way hand was washed and how much germs it contained in the first place these observations were confirmed. It is believed near the paper towels the germ/bacteria count is less. While jet air dryers are better in terms of hand drying but it is discovered that these are the ones which have 27 times more germs count nearby.
7 Lightning Charge
Ever wondered how much electricity is generated by a single bolt of lightning? The answer is a lot. During times of thunderstorm and rain these lightning bolts destroy several trees and sometimes metallic objects located in its path. After a study conducted by scientists it was determined that a bolt of lightning has enough power to toast 100,000 sandwiches for you in few seconds. That’s breakfast for quite a lot people.
8 Similarity between Gorillas and Potatoes
Ever wondered where there could be a similarity between a Gorilla and a Potato? The answer is a little complex. For some of you nerdy science kids, can you guess? Scientist have found that both these species have two more chromosomes than human beings. Which is fun fact for comparison.