10 Cool Science Facts Part 2


Science is fucking cool. Here are 10 more cool science facts for you.
Also, check out part 1: http://endlessfacts.com/p/eErhd

When Anders Celsius first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.

An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb. What we call an A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb.

A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.

Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.

On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.

Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.

Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.