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10 Unusual Scientific Facts That Made Us Say: WOW!

These scientific facts will blow your mind! 

Our world is an amazing place! We’re so lucky to have this, but most of the time we fail to realize it. From basic stuff like laptops, computers, air conditioners, and so on that we take for granted, behind them is a lot of work we don’t even know about. Therefore, it’s not surprising that the vast majority of new scientific discoveries continue to leave us in awe.

On top of that, despite the abundance of knowledge just a click away, it is still possible to discover scientific facts that are truly amazing! Keep reading to gain insight into a few WOW facts that will shock even the brightest in the room.

And by the end of the article, we at Science in the World hope to see many of you writing about your impressions of what you’ve read! Now, let’s start:

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1. Clownfish are born male, then they turn female

Did you know that clownfish are capable of sex change? They are born male, but they have both female and male reproductive organs, which means that if a breeding female dies, the dominant male can turn female to replace it.

Because this is one of the greatest scientific facts we found while doing our research, it’s important to point out another important aspect of how these fish live. Any clownfish group is always headed by the biggest female, who is followed by a fertile male and a group of other younger males. Males who change to females are unable to change back; therefore, they must adjust to their new lives.

2. Our stomachs can “melt” razor blades

How is this possible, you may ask? The scientific explanation is simple because, as weird as it sounds, our bodies are extraordinary and capable of doing many things we don’t even know about! The acid inside our stomach is around 2.0, which means it’s super strong with a high pH level.

According to various studies, half of a razor blade can be easily dissolved in less than 2 hours thanks to stomach acid. So if, accidentally you swallow a razor blade, don’t panic! Your stomach will take care of it accordingly.

3. Toilet paper was initially a bit… thorny

Toilet paper wasn’t always as soft as it is now. Few of you know that toilet paper has “absorbed” a lot of history since the beginning of its invention. Before the 19th century, the majority of toilet paper had splintered. The smooth one was just created in 1935, and other improvements were made later on in the 20th century.

You could be asking yourself, “Wasn’t it risky to be full of splinters?” The apparent response is unquestionably yes, which is why businesses started promoting splinter-free toilet paper in numerous ads in 1935. In a subdued manner, this was a way of expressing, “Hey, we’re modern now, and we understood the risk of the splinters, so we removed them!” What a time to be alive; perhaps it would have been best to wipe your butt cheeks with a leaf.

4. An octopus is the smartest animal

The fourth on the list of unusual scientific facts is that an octopus has nine brains, and all of them are perfectly functional. Wow! There are nine different brains in this soft-bodied snail, but only one of them is the major one. Although the eight arms have different nerve cell clusters that regulate the motions, their ultimate goal is the same.

It’s also important to point out that these incredible creatures have three hearts. Suppose they get a heart attack. Are the other two still able to work?

5. Kids have more taste buds compared to grown-ups

Here at Science in the World, we do our homework, and before writing awesome articles for you guys, we make sure we do rigorous research! And while we were digging into various scientific facts, we bumped into a pretty interesting one.

Compared to an adult, babies, and toddlers have a lot more taste senses! How amazing is this, really? They are found in the back of the throat, within the cheeks, and beneath the tongue. Children’s lips have about 30,000 taste buds, according to scientists. They vanish as we get older, and those that do are limited to the tongue.

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6. Clouds look so fuzzy and delicate, but in reality…

…They are one million pounds heavy! All of our lives, we dream about going up high in the sky and floating on a summer cloud. But little did we know that a medium-sized cloud’s typical cumulus can weigh up to a million or more pounds. This is similar to how big a cargo ship full of passengers is!

7. Rats can laugh!

While all these scientific facts seem out of this world, you’re about to be amazed by this one. Not many people are really fans of rats. And it’s understandable! Even if they look cute, they’re pretty dirty and carry a lot of diseases with them.

However, in many ways, rats are similar to humans. One of their main abilities is laughing when they’re tickled. While rats are usually scared of humans and stay away as much as possible, a video published on National Geographic shows multiple rats that responded positively to tickling; in fact, they even laughed!

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8. In around 2.3 billion years, life won’t exist on Earth anymore

There is no surprise that Earth’s temperature is rising every year due to climate. The seas will drain throughout this period, turning Earth into a huge desert closer to what Mars is like now.

9. Bananas are radioactive

A little-known truth regarding one of the foods you enjoy most is as follows: Since potassium decays, bananas are mildly radioactive due to their potassium content. But don’t worry folks! Because according to Joe Schwarcz, Ph.D., of McGill University, you would need to consume 10 million bananas at once to get radioactively poisoned.

10. Redheads need more anesthetic

Rats that laugh, stomachs that can melt razors, radioactive bananas, and other things are just wow for a lot of our readers, but are you ready to find out about one of the weirdest scientific facts?

Natural-born redheads are resistant to anesthesia, and in most cases, they also tolerate pain better than the rest of us. But what happens to those who must go through surgery or a dental implant? Well, doctors must be aware of this resistance and, after certain tests, give them the right amount of anesthesia. In most cases, redheads need about 20% more anesthesia than the rest of the population.

That’s it! These were the 10 least-known scientific facts that made us say wow! We hope you enjoyed reading them, and if you did before leaving don’t forget to hit that subscribe button! We are a nice and big community ready to make you see the world with different eyes.

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