1001 Shocking Science Facts: A Fiendish Formula for Fun

1001 Shocking Science Facts: A Fiendish Formula for Fun

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 1848580088

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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tadpole than when it is a full-grown frog! The adult frog is only ever about 6 centimetres (2.5 inches) long but the tadpole can grow to 25 centimetres (10 inches). Leeches have 32 brains. Shocking Creepy Creature Facts The Polynesian skink (a kind of lizard) has a bright blue tail. If the skink is attacked, it sheds its tail and runs away.The tail carries on wriggling after the skink has gone, keeping the predator distracted. 1001 Science 075-094 Ch3.qxd 16/4/08 17:23 Page 80 80 1001

1001 Science 143-168 Ch6.qxd 17/4/08 08:54 Page 165 165 In conditions of zero gravity, all the blood collects at the top of the body. In around a billion years, the Sun will have grown so much that the Earth will be too hot to live on. It will, however, make Pluto pleasantly warm and habitable for a while, before the Sun increases in size even more and eventually dies. NASA uses part of the Arizona desert, USA, to train astronauts.The heat and dust storms make it unpleasant, but the harsh

them? Do you know how long a lightning bolt is? How fast raindrops fall? Or which plant can live for 10,000 years? No? Well, you’re about to find out! 1001 Science 005-008 Arc.qxd 16/4/08 17:06 Page 8 Don’t do anything shocking… If your hair is standing on end with excitement after reading all the electrifying facts in this book, you might feel inspired to try some experiments of your own! A word of advice…stick to things like using laughter to combat your allergies, or keeping a record of

offered to buy the body of Russian basketball player Alexander Sizonenko, who is 2.39 metres (7 feet 10 inches) tall, even though he was not dead at the time! Sizonenko refused. People with the condition Cotard syndrome believe that they are already dead, and are walking corpses. 1001 Science 047-074 Ch2.qxd 16/4/08 17:13 Page 47 1001 Science 047-074 Ch2.qxd 16/4/08 17:13 Page 48 48 1001 Shocking Science Facts In 1945, crocodiles killed 980 Japanese soldiers (of 1,000 in total) who

moss. It contains chemicals that help to keep their body fluids warm. Haddock never swim downwards. Fishing nets with holes at the bottom let dolphins and other things caught by accident escape, but haddock stay in the net! Buzzards (large birds of prey) can see small rodents on the ground from 4,500 metres (almost 15,000 feet) up in the air. Dutch scientists have developed a dog food that is almost entirely absorbed by dogs, leaving only 10 per cent as waste. The idea was to solve the problem

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