Reality is often stranger than fiction ! Even if you were not interested in learning science in the school, but now knowing some scientific facts will change your mind, you will be more interested in this weird wold of reality.
Seriously, just stop for a minute and think about everything around you, there is so many mystery and most of them are solved by scientists. Even all problems that we are facing could be solved with the development of science and technology.
Here are some amazing scientific facts that will blow your mind.
1- Stomach acidity
The Human body is formed by so many organs, each one of them has a specific function. The stomach is an organ used for digestion, but it’s more capable then just digesting food ! Did you know that the pH in the stomach is 1 to 2, it’s very acid. A study published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, scientists found that stomach acid can dissolve a single edged blade after two hours of immersion in it.
2- The weight of a cloud
Do you have any information about the weight of clouds ? Do you think clouds are heavy or light ? You will probably answer this question as light. However clouds are not light at all but on the contrary they are very heavy. Scientists prove that clouds are very heavy and the average weigh of a cloud can be up to a million pounds or 500,000 Kg. According to the research made in recent years about the weight of clouds scientists discover that it can contain up to 300 tons of water.
3- Space farming : Planting a plant in soil extracted from the moon
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in growing plants in lunar soil, they used soil collected in various places on the moon during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 flights, and put it into small pots with water, seeds and nutrient stores. they choose a plant which grows easily. Two days later, the seeds planted in the lunar soil start to grow and in the sixth day, they looked the same like the plants on earth. But after that period, plants grown in lunar soil grew more slowly and had thin roots. After 20 days, the researchers picked the plants to study their DNA, and found that lunar plants responded in the same way that they interact in earth soil, such as planting them, for example, in soil containing a large proportion of salt. In the future, scientists plan to conduct research to see how to make a hostile environment more suitable for plants.
4- What if we eat Uranium?
Uranium is a naturally radioactive substance and it was one of the main materials used to make a nuclear bomb in World War II. The Environmental Protection Agency says the average person eats 0.07 to 1.1 micrograms of uranium per day. The main question is How does it get into our food? And how much can we eat before it hurts us?
The uranium we eat comes from inside our food. It is naturally present in soil, rock, and water and can be released into the air through wind and water erosion and volcanic eruption. And during heavy rain Uranium can fall on plants and ground, it can enter into the soil and sticks to the roots of plants of vegetables such as potatoes and radishes. This is how Uranium is getting into our diets, but don’t panic, the amount of uranium we eat daily isn’t enough to cause any harm. But, Just because we survived our daily intake This does not mean that we should consume large quantities of uranium because it will cause kidney damage failure and even death.
5- Diamond rain! Is that real ?
Yes, there is really ‘diamond rain’ on another planets like Uranus, Neptune and Saturn. The atmospheres in these planets have an extreme pressure that can crystallize carbon and transform it to diamonds.
Researchers create the same conditions in a lab to prove this fact and it actually occurs on Neptune and Uranus, Also there is diamond rain on a part of Saturn every year.