We know that water can freeze. We also know that water can boil. But did you know that water can freeze and boil at the same time? Sounds unbelievable but it's true and it has been scientifically proven.
2. At The Same Time
This video shows scientists removing the air out of the water container. The people behind this experiment have found the perfect "pressure/temperature combination that's near the triple point of the fluid, which has been identified as cyclohexane." The triple point is where "the three states of matter (solid, liquid and gas) exist.
It may be a great source of protein but other than that, the egg isn't really the rock star of the food chain. There's nothing really special about it, is it? Well, maybe that's because it's in the wrong environment. Try cracking an egg when you're 60 feet below water. Then the egg will show you how weird and incredible it can be.
When scientists tell us that there is still so much we don't know about the universe they're not being dramatic. 98 percent of the universe is still "invisible" to us. "Only four percent of the mass of the Universe is in the atoms that make up you and me, the stars and planets" and half of that is only witnessed with the help of telescopes. The rest of the universe is made up of "dark matter" and "dark energy" and the only helpful theory scientists have at the moment to try to learn more about this 98 percent is the quantum theory.
Another mind-boggling scientific fact? How about the fact that if we remove all the space out of an atom from all of the people in the world, then the human race would fit into a sugar cube? Sounds impossible but it's true. "An atom is like a miniature Solar System, with a tight nucleus playing the role of a Sun orbited by electrons like planets. But the nucleus is incredibly tiny compared with the orbits of the electrons."
We've all heard talk of the black hole at some point in our lives — this mysterious entity which could potentially suck our planet into non-existence. The latter is not something that will happen anytime soon but the hole is sucking other things in the universe, specifically stars. When this happens, "the star is ripped apart by the gravitational forces of the black hole, some part of the star's remains falls into the black hole, while the rest is ejected at high speeds." The result is one hell of a light show.
The sun is a massive entity in the universe. We know it's powerful, but how powerful? Well, "a single solar flare can release the equivalent energy of millions of 100-megaton atomic bombs." That's how powerful.
Throw them whichever way you want (actually don't, let your cat sleep, damn it), but what you will learn from living with a cat is that no matter the position they find themselves in the air, they will always land on their feet. Scientists "have been arguing over a century" about how they do it. It has to do with how they spin their body. When they're in the air, they spin their body "two different directions at the same time, the caracal is effectively pushing against itself." In doing so, they twist their spin and allow their hind legs to prep for landing. These guys aren't just lazy.
9. Underwater Explosions
Surviving an explosion is a feat in itself. It's challenging enough to survive it on land, but it's almost impossible to survive a bomb underwater. Watch the video above. This is what will happen to your lungs underwater if a grenade goes off near you.
10. Nothing Like A Flying Ball
Watching inanimate objects fall from a great height is entertaining but watching an inanimate object fly is even better. Next time you feel like dropping a ball from a great height, give it a good spin before dropping it. Thanks to the Magnus effect, you will see the ball literally flying.
Think you're efficient? Think again. This is the colorful mantis shrimp. This tiny creature of the sea can swing its claw so quickly, it will boil the water around it. It will also create a flash of light. Electricity underwater? Yeh, that's a badass move.
We've all gotten goosebumps because of a dead person but did you know that dead people also get the goosebumps? Strange but true. You see, when a person dies, one of the first things that happen is that the muscles contract and stiffen. Now, goosebumps happen when the tiny muscles on our arms contract. So when muscles of the deceased body contract, so do those tiny muscles, hence the goosebumps. So to answer your question, no, they're not getting goosebumps because they're freaked out by their own death.
Being struck by lightning is not something you would wish on anyone, including yourself. However, there is an upside to being struck by lightning and surviving. You get what is called a fractural tattoo. It's like the lightning leaves a stain where it has hit you.
Here's one hell of a reason to stop eating so much chocolate. "The average chocolate bar contains eight insect parts." We're not talking about the tiny little insects that we swallow when they're in the air. There are even cockroach parts. Yeh, I need to rethink my addiction to chocolate.