Wednesday, February 2, 2011

10 Weird Science Stuff!!

Animals can rain from the sky

Raining animals is a relatively common meteorological phenomenon, withoccurrences reported from many countries throughout history. The animals most likely to drop from the sky in a rainfall are fish and frogs, with birds coming third. Sometimes the animals survive the fall, especially fish, suggesting a small time gap between the extraction and the actual drop.

The universe is beige

Cosmic Latte is the color of the universe, according to a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University. In 2001, Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry determined that the color of the universe was a greenish white, but they soon corrected their analysis in "The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: constraints on cosmic star-formation history from the cosmic spectrum", published in 2002.

Poisoning can make masses to dance hysterically

Dancing mania is the name given to a phenomenon that occurred mainly in mainland Europe from the 14th century through to the 17th century, in which groups of people would dance through the streets of towns or cities, sometimes foaming at the mouth or speaking in tongues, until they collapsed from exhaustion.

The Moon is moving away from the Earth
The Moon's orbit (its circular path around the Earth) is indeed getting larger, at a rate of about 3.8 centimeters per year. (The Moon's orbit has a radius of 384,000 km.) The reason for the increase is that the Moon raises tides on the Earth. Because the side of the Earth that faces the Moon is closer, it feels a stronger pull of gravity than the center of the Earth.

Fly larvae helps to heal wounds quicker
Long ago, some doctors noticed soldiers that had maggots on their wounds healed quicker than those without maggots. Maggots eat the dead skin cells and bacteria. LOOK AT THE PIC!

Animals can naturally explode
Natural animal explosions can occur for a variety of reasons.

World's Smallest Solar-Powered Movie Theater

Lights, camera … environmental action? You might say it's an inconvenient truth, but the movie industry is anything but green. With their super cold ACs and flashy marquees, movie theaters require a great deal of energy. Except for England's Sol Cinema.

World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

Created at the Knierim Yacht Club in northern Germany, PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar-powered boat, measuring 31 meters x 15 meters x 7.5 meters. The yacht is covered with up to 500 sqm of solar panels, which are expected to capture 103.4 kW of solar energy to power the engine that merely needs 20KW.

Solar-Powered Refrigerator

In Namibia, Miss Emily Cummins is known as “The Fridge Lady”. This is because she invented a solar-powered refrigerator that can help many poverty-stricken Africans.

Solar-Powered eTomb

I hate talking about dying. I spend more time than I think is right, wondering about my mortality. I just couldn't think of a single reason to be stuck in the cold, wet ground.

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