12 Fascinating Lesser known Science Facts.

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1) An iceberg contains significantly more total heat energy than a burning match. The reason is the sheer size of the iceberg.

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2)The world’s first nuclear reactor was built in a squash court beneath a Chicago football stadium on December 2, 1942. While it only generated enough power to light a flashlight, it proved that nuclear power was feasible.

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The Nuclear Reactor Under Construction.

3)Astronauts cannot belch – there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

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4)Light would take .13 seconds to travel around the earth.

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5) If you drilled a tunnel straight through the earth and jumped in it would take exactly take 43 minutes to reach the other side.

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6)Caves breathe. They inhale and exhale great quantities of air when the barometric pressure on the surface changes, and air rushes in or out seeking equilibrium.

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Scientists on a Research.

7)The cracking sound of a whip is actually a sonic boom – this is because the tip of the whip travels faster than the speed of sound. The whip is the first man made device capable of exceeding the sound barrier.

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8)Human saliva contains a painkiller called opiorphin that is six times more powerful than morphine.

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9)Every hour the Universe expands by a billion miles in all directions.

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10) When dropped on a very hard, rigid surface, glass balls and steel balls will bounce higher than rubber ones. The reason is that rubber balls deform significantly on impact, flattening onto the surface, and then springing back.

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11)Without its lining of mucus your stomach would digest itself.

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12)To escape the Earth’s gravity a rocket need to travel at 7 miles a second.

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