Neanderthals

The Neanderthals’ large eyes may have caused their extinction.

  Why did the Homo sapiens survive and the Neanderthals didn't? Scientists now believe the Neanderthals' large eyes may be to blame. Indeed, analysis of Neanderthal skulls shows that they...
Mona Lisa has been sent to the moon

Mona Lisa has been sent to the moon.

  In 2013, NASA beamed a copy of the Mona Lisa on the moon using a high-powered laser that was originally used to make communication between spacecraft more effective. The...
Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap can be used for simple lab tests.

  Researchers at Harvard have found another use for bubble wrap - running simple diagnostic tests at the lab. According to them, not only is bubble wrap cheap and readily...
Diamond

Diamonds can be made from peanut butter.

  But only under very high pressure and temperature so not everyone can do it. Also, the resulting diamond isn't shiny. It looks muddy because of the impurities in peanut...

Your cellphone has more computing power than NASA back in 1969.

  In 1969, NASA sent people to the moon, yet technology has become so much more advanced since then. In fact, the processing power of a computer chip doubles every...

No two people see the same rainbow.

  Even if that person is standing next to you. In fact, even your left eye can see a different rainbow from your right eye - try it next time....

A lightning bolt has enough energy to cook 100,000 pieces of toast.

  A typical bolt of lightning can produce over 5 billion joules of energy which could power a 1000 watt two-slice toaster for 84,000 minutes. During that time, you could...
Cumulus_Cloud

A typical cumulus cloud weighs up to 100 elephants.

  Cumulus clouds are puffy clouds that often appear in clusters. A typical cumulus cloud weighs about 1.1 million pounds - roughly the equivalent of 80 to 100 elephants or...

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