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Some Science Facts You Probably Didn't Know by infogenerator(m): 2:56pm On Feb 04, 2020
The world itself is filled with fascinating facts and weird discoveries. Here are top 10 facts we could find, as posted by some Quora users. Let us know what you think.

1 In 2012, 12 years old Clara Lazen accidentally discovered a new explosive molecule during her science class which was named tetranitratoxycarbon

2 The world’s most quiet place is an anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota, It’s so quiet, you can hear your own organs: your heart, stomach, even the blood flowing in your veins. 45 minutes is the longest anyone have been able to stay in there.

3 The deepest gold mine in the world is the Mponeng Mine in South Africa which reaches roughly 2.4miles below surface. Illegal miners in the deepest area can stay down for months; lack of sun causes their skin to turn grey and they are referred to as "ghost miners"

4 Neil Armstrong's NASA application was a week late. If it weren't for his friend, Dick Day, secretly slipping it into the pile, he would have been rejected.

5 The artificial sweetener Sucralose {splenda} was discovered when a researcher misheard a command to "test this chemical" as "taste this chemical".

6 the computer that put Man on the Moon in 1969, during Apollo 11 space mission, operated on 64KB RAM whereas today's supercomputers owned by NASA have up to 1.4 million GB of RAM at its disposal.

7 In 1947, a computer malfunctioned because of a moth caught in one of it's circuits. A computer error has been called a bug ever since.

8 Fingers prune under water not because of them absorbing water, but because of an evolutionary trait caused by the brain to enhance the grips of our fingers under water.

9 Gunpowder was invented in China, 850 A.D, by accident. The chemists wanted to create a substance that could prolong life. It was a mix of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. And it exploded to an open flame. Consequently, the hands and faces of the chemists and the whole house were burnt

10 The building of the vertical Assembly of NASA is so large that inside it there are weather conditions, including rain clouds.

11 The faster you go, the slower time passes. If you did manage to reach light speed, time wouldn't pass for you at all. If you could go faster than light, you could go back in time.

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Re: Some Science Facts You Probably Didn't Know by Horlatunjeee: 2:57pm On Feb 04, 2020
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