Fascinating Facts

42 facts tagged with Fascinating Facts

In the year 1054 AD, there was an explosion in the sky so bright that it was visible for 23 days straight, even during the day.
In the last 7 years, humanity has discovered 43 potentially habitable planets.
A Robo Fish created by researchers at NYU-Poly was left to interact with normal fish. It was accepted by them and soon guided them as a leader.
There is a mass reservoir of water floating in space that is 100,000 times bigger than our sun and holds 140 trillion times more water than all of our oceans.
Pet dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand human gesture.
In 1974, canned food from a boat that sank in 1865 was tested by chemists and was found to be still safe to eat.
The focusing muscles of the eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you would need to walk 80km (50 miles) every day.
When you wake up with a jolt, it's called a Hypnic Jerk. This usually happens during the lightest stages of sleep, and can happen as a natural reaction when you fall asleep in a car or airplane.
If aliens located 60-65 million light years away from us, looked at earth through a really powerful telescope today, they would see dinosaurs!
Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere around 4 billion years ago
In Georgia, there is an airtight room called the Crypt of Civilization that was sealed in 1940. It contains numerous artefacts documenting what life was like at the time of sealing, and is scheduled to be opened in the year 8113 to show people of the future exactly what life was like.
If Earth’s history were condensed into 24 hrs, life would’ve appeared at around 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm, and human history would’ve began at 11:58:43pm.
Scientists have revived a flowering plant from a fruit stored away in permafrost by Arctic ground squirrel 32,000 years ago.
The University of Oxford (teaching since 1096) predates the Aztec empire (1428 - 1521).
In the Victorian era, they had special tea cups that protected your moustache from getting dunked in your tea.
Iceland has been so culturally isolated through history since the Vikings, that compared to other Scandinavian counties, people who speak Icelandic can still read the old Norsk sagas.
More