You’re in the evening, and you want to tell yourself a bit about all these people who say they’re doing a science course “and gnagnagna the periodic table of materials”. Hey, here are some amazing anecdotes about science for you. You’re going to “fish it up” as the old youngsters say.
1. All of Humanity would enter Lake Geneva
If we piled the 7 billion humans on top of each other (like during a big party), we would form a cube of 2.3 km³. Which would completely fill Lake Geneva. Think about your armbands hehe ^^.
2. Britney Gallivan managed to fold a sheet of paper more than 7 times, and it’s an achievement
Take a sheet of any size. Bend it. You should do it 6 times, see 7 if you have the power in you. If you do this 42 times, your sheet measures the Earth-Moon distance. And one day in 2002, a woman named Britney managed to bend 1200 meters of PQ 12 times. His trick: fold the paper in one direction. She forever changed the History of Humanity (it’s not true).
3. We all drink dinosaur urine.
71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, or 1.36 billion km3. And the Earth does not create any new amount of water. Everything is recycled. ALL. The dinosaurs lived 165 million years ago, so they had plenty of time to piss in the fleet. So the water you see must have passed through the bladder of a T-Rex.
4. 94% of humanity is already dead
“Do you think there are more dead or alive on Earth? The answer is: there are more deaths. We are 7.5 billion people on Earth. And 108 billion people are already dead (bravo Macron). Well, that’s obviously an estimate.
5. You can sneeze 12,000 times a day.
When you have a cold and you sneeze 4 times in a row, you think it sucks. So imagine 12,000 times. Lauren Johnson, a 12-year-old college student, started sneezing continuously for 4 months in 2010, or 12 times a minute. In fact, she had caught strep throat. And the antibodies migrated into the brain. Usually it causes tics, but this was sneezing. She was cured in 2 days.
6. Chip addiction does exist.
Crisps are hell. You open a package to keep people waiting for an aperitif. And finally, you type in without stopping. But for Vera Alberding, it was worse. She hasn’t gone a day without eating 3 packets of chips for 17 years. She suffers from a compulsive eating disorder. It can happen for Coke, and everything that is sugar too. But also for chips, which is the food that causes the most weight gain.
7. We can remember his birth
So you don’t. But some did. Like Ray Bradbury, the guy who wrote Fahrenheit 415 and the Martian Chronicles. They remembered his birth and his nightmares during his first days. But overall, we forget his birth, because it is traumatic. You come out of your mother’s sex all the same.
8. When a tadpole’s eye is grafted onto its tail, it sees
The eyes are connected to the brain. And they are close to the brain, to send very quickly information like “look, a bus is coming to you at 130km/h”. But in the tadpole, it is not yet connected to the brain. Suddenly, scientists had fun removing the eyes of tadpoles to graft on the tail. And it worked. Tadpoles have adapted to this change. And that’s a big step forward for people who have lost their sight. We will be able to put eyes on them everywhere.
9. We carry 10,000 billion bacteria
Already it’s phew. And in addition, we have 1000 different species, which represents 1 kg. If you want to lose weight, wash yourself well. But still, 1 kilogram of bacteria on us and in us is chauuuuud.
10. Not so long ago no one saw blue
In Homer’s Odyssey, the sea was described as “the color of wine” and not blue or green. At that time, the word blue did not exist. Black and white appeared first, then red, yellow and green. Blue became color in the 9th century. In fact, we do not see a color if there is no word to describe it. That’s what a researcher concluded after an experiment with a Namibian tribe that had no word for blue. They were unable to distinguish green from blue. It’s crazy isn’t it?