Science facts

The Speed of Light Can Be Slowed to 38 Mph in a Laboratory

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that the speed of light can be slowed to the mere crawl of a moped at full throttle, roughly 38 mph? Most people would probably think that I have been out the back inhaling an illegal substance that inhibits my thought process with a statement like that, but it’s true, and can …

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Galileo’s Middle Finger is on Display in Florence

Reading Time: 2 minutes In what could be considered a proverbial “screw you” to the Catholic Church, the long dead, amputated middle finger of Galileo is on display in a museum in Florence, Italy. The macabre display of the solitary digit protruding skyward, as if it is pointing towards the heavens, is one of the more bizarre artifacts that you will encounter …

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The World’s First Vending Machine Was Made in the First Century Ad

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s first vending machine was made in the first century A.D. Often incorrectly dated to 215 BC, the simple device created by Hero of Alexandria, a Greek mathematician of the time, predated the next attempt at automated customer service by about 1,600 years. Could you imagine life without vending machines? Found in just about every …

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The First Animal Cloned Ever Was a Sea Urchin in 1885

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first animal cloned ever was a sea urchin in 1885. That’s over 100 years before it became cool and a hot topic of discussion. While the exact process of this cloning is not exactly the same as that performed in laboratories today, believe me when I say the process was different, the end result …

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Dogs Poop in Alignment with Earth’s Magnetic Field

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dogs poop in alignment with Earth’s magnetic field. It seems almost unbelievable, but it’s true. Why is it that dogs poop in alignment with magnetic fields? Is it a primitive form of OCD, or just a natural coincidence that we stupid, nonobservant humans have practically ignored since we domesticated the family pet? I must admit, …

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Water Boils Faster At A High Altitude, At The Summit Of Everest It Boils At Only 69 °C (156.2 °F)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that water boils faster at high altitudes, and at the summit of Everest at a significantly lower temperature than it does at sea level? Why is this so? Well there is a really cool scientific explanation as to why this is the case, and when you discover the reason you may just start …

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Synthetic Cannabis Dimethylheptylpyran Has a High That Lasts 3 Days

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve heard of marijuana, right? I guess that you have also heard of the synthetic cannabis called Kronic, which mimics the effects of the drug, but in many jurisdictions is still legal. But have you heard of Dimethylheptylpyran (DMHP, just because it’s easier)? You may not have ever heard of this drug, but it was a forerunner …

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