Going through school as a child gave each of us a wonderful base of knowledge. Most of you owe all of what you know about reading and arithmetic to your teachers. However, no matter how good your teachers were, they probably didn’t teach you any of this stuff.
Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know before. (Don’t feel bad though, these are probably things you wouldn’t even dream of considering before today.)
This is how vining plants grow and find support.
This is how an ant walks.
If a star is devoured by a black hole, this is what it looks like.
This is how chain links are put together
As a cheetah runs, it will rotate its tail to cancel rotational inertia and minimize torque
When dogs drink water, it is much more graceful than it appears
This could be how the Easter Island heads were transported
If you cracked an egg underwater, this is what it would look like
While in the womb, a human face starts out looking like a misshapen potato
When a spring falls, this is what it looks like
Flying snakes (chrysopelea) exist. You should probably run
The gas sulphur hexaflouride is much denser than air
This is what happens when you throw boiling water into the air at -40 degrees
This is how a key works
This is what happens when a ladybug flies
Here’s an awesome example of linear momentum to angular momentum transition
There are some octopi that are REALLY good at camouflage
This is a neat trick you can do with some older computer monitors
Delicious Pop-Tarts are made like this
This is how big Earth is compared to the largest known star
The sun doesn’t set during an arctic summer
This is what the Pythagorean theorem (a² + b² = c²) looks like
Snake venom does THIS to blood