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107/365 – Strange Facts – 6

01. There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times

02. At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth

03. A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent of 8,000 one megaton bombs

04. Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide

05. The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph, by Fred Rompelberg

06. We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine

07. The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles

08. The oceans contain enough salt to cover all the continents to a depth of nearly 500 feet

09. Polar Bears can run at 25 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air

10. 60-65 million years ago dolphins and humans shared a common ancestor

11. Polar Bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras, due to their transparent fur

12. The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life

13. A single rye plant can spread up to 400 miles of roots underground

14. The temperature on the surface of Mercury exceeds 430 degrees C during the day, and, at night, plummets to minus 180 degrees centigrade

15. Butterflies taste with their hind feet, and their taste sensation works on touch – this allows them to determine whether a leaf is edible

 

Source: http://listverse.com/2007/12/19/top-20-amazing-science-facts/

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