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The eight 'Noble metals' — ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, osmium, iridium, platinum and gold — do not rust

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Chalk is
made of trillions of microscopic skeleton fossils ofplankton (a tiny sea creature.)Submitted by:
Sam - Los Angeles, California, United States

Tabletop "volcanoes" can be created using 'Vesuvian Fire' compound Ammonium dichromate.Submitted by: Emily (Awesome) - Helena,
Montana, United States

Just one atomic layer thick, the 'miracle material' Graphene is a better conductor of electricity and heat than any material.Submitted by: Vera - Sydney, Australia

A bucket full of water contains more atomsthan there are bucketfuls of water in the Atlantic Ocean.Submitted by: Megan
H - United States

Graphite can be transformed into
diamond by applying a temperature of 3000°C and pressure of 100,000 atm.Submitted by: Hyde Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A rubber tire is actually one single giantmolecule.Submitted
by: Moi - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dynamite contains
peanuts as an ingredient.Submitted by:
Manaal - Dubai, United Arab

The coldest state of matter — Bose-Einstein Condensatesuperfluid — defies gravity and instead of flowing down, it flows upward.Submitted by: Moi - Toronto, Ontario,


Talc is the softest known substance.Submitted by:
Laine - United States

The element Californium is often called the most expensive substance in the world (as much as $68 million for one gram.)Submitted by: Major Problem

Gallium is a metal which melts on palm of the hand, due to its low melting point (29.76 °C).Submitted by:
Karanpal Singh - Amritsar, India

Aluminium is the most common metal in the Earth's crust (8 percent of its weight.)Submitted by: Moi - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Twenty percent of

Submitted Unlike any other element.Salem. Solids.Submitted by: Leah Hopson .Submitted by: Josh Davies .England.Submitted by: Ashalaya . India The noble gas Xenon lasers can cut through materials that are so tough even diamond tipped blades will not cut.Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon forest.helium does not solidify. the water level will go down. Wales Hot water freezes faster than cold water (the Mpembaeffect. Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance.Antipolo.Submitted by: Adarsh . Gases.)Submitted by: Shubhu . BoseEinstein Condensatesand Fermionic Condensates. Liquid air looks like water with a bluish tint.)Submitted by: Moi Toronto. India & Amina Kunting .000years. The burning sensation we get from chilli peppers is because of a chemical called Capsaicin.W. In fact. Water expands by about 10% as it freezes. Wisconsin. United States Air becomes liquid at about minus 190 degrees Celsius. . The lighter was invented before the match (in 1816 by J. Ontario.Rourkela.Llanelli. Dobereiner).India by: Jassim .Racine. Philippines two non-white metals. United States Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be moulded with the hands.Denver. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. Each time lightning strikes.Liquids. If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. some Ozone gas is produced.Submitted by: Abhi .Jamshedpur. Honey does not spoil. thus strengthening the Ozone Layer in the Earth's atmosphere. It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50. Canada Gold and Copper are the only Astatine is the rarest element on Earth (approx 28g in the Earth's entire crust.Submitted by: Cam . India The six states of matter are: Plasmas.

Quaoar was discovered in 2002. An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 80 km (50 mi) long. women get bitten by mosquitoes more often than men do. Quaoar is classified as a "Kuiper Belt object". The smell is added artificially so that leaks can be detected. The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9. space program that eventually put 12 men on the Moon. hence. Roughly half the size of Pluto. The first Apollo mission to circle the Moon was Apollo 8. Mosquitoes like the scent ofestrogen. One inch (2. An average adult body contains around 250g (1/2lb) of salt.and the first to land was Apollo 11. Natural gas has no odour. Apollo 13 never landed because of an accident en route that required the . Hydrofluoric acid will dissolve glass. There's enough gold in the Earth's crust to cover the entire land surface knee-deep. and atmosphere (about 49.Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe (75%). A bee sting is acidic and a wasp sting is alkali. Oxygen is the most abundant element in the Earth's crust.S. waters.5%) The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter J. To treat a sting by one of these you should use the opposite type of chemical.000 'lead' pencils. The Apollo program was a manned U.5cm) of rain is equal to 10 inches (25cm) of snow. at 3410 degrees Celsius (6170F). The metal with the highest melting point is tungsten.

Discovered by James Christy in 1978. Pluto's moon is named Charon. the coma. Charon is just under half the size of Pluto. The planets make up only 0. with more than twenty.00004 ~0. leaving a string of debris that eventually formed the planets. There are many theories about the birth of our solar system.135 0. Due to this very small difference in size.0000001 Comets have three main parts: the nucleus. With a diameter of 1. The Sun dominates. Charon is just under half the size of Pluto. Pluto's moon is named Charon. Neptune was actually the farthest planet from the Sun between 1978 and 1999.172 kilometers (728 miles). the coma.86 % of the entire solar system's mass. The coma consists of gases and dust around the nucleus. some scientists consider Pluto and Charon to be a double planet. Saturn has the most moons. DISTRIBUTION OF MASS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM Object Sun Planets Satellites Comets Asteroids & Minor Planets Dust & Gases Percent of Mass 99.135 % of the mass in our solar system. Comets have three main parts: the nucleus. Becauseo of Pluto's irregular orbit. The coma consists of gases and dust around the nucleus. accounting for 99.0000003 >0. Discovered by James Christy in 1978. Due to this very small difference in size. Mercury & Venus are the only planets in our solar system without moons. some scientists consider Pluto and Charon to be a double planet. With a diameter of 1.172 kilometers (728 miles). and the tail. and the tail.00003 ~0.spacecraft to return to Earth after swinging around the far side of the Moon. . The Tidal Theory(or Chamberlain-Moulton Theory) suggests that a passing star pulled dust and debris from the forming Sun. The last Apollo mission to land on the Moon was Apollo 17.86 0.

). Thus.S. The idea of the atom was first introduced by Leucippus of Miletus around 450 B. Austrian physicist Christian Johann Doppler (18031853) discovered that a wave's frequency changes when the source and observer are in motion relative to one another. Moon.000 times stronger than an earthquake that measures 4. when the Sun.S.000 years ago.one that stood no more than a meter tall. Remarkable. or bits of matter too small to be .000 years. shattering the long-held belief that Homo sapiens have had the planet to themselves for the past 25. these researchers determined that this new species of human lived as recently as 13.1963 boasted the first woman in space: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova inVostok 6 (U..C. The gestation period for an hippopotamus is 8 months. a team of Australian and Indonesian researchers discovered the remains of a hobbit-sized human. Democritus. In 2004. The Richter Scale is logarithmic. The mother will then go off by herself to have the 27-50 kg. The first mechanical anemometer was invented in 1450 by Italian artist and architect Leon Battista Alberti Nimbus means "rain" when added to a cloud's name. an earthquake that measures 8 would be 10. for example. theorized that all matter was composed of atoms. on the island of Flores in Indonesia. An anemometer is used to measure wind speed. which means that each successive whole number represents a 10-fold increase in power. Leucippus and his pupil. and Earth are aligned during solar and lunar eclipses. baby which may be born either on land or underwater.R. Atoms are most tightly packed in a solid. This is known as the Doppler effect. Syzygy is the condition when three celestial bodies are arranged in a straight line--as.

Sperm Whales have the heaviest brain of any living animal.5 liters of urine! Unlike most other fish. COMPOSITION OF THE HUMAN BODY . meaning uncuttable. making up almost 63% of the average human. Of these animals. the first genetically engineered organism. The word "atom" comes from a Greek word. The Flu killed 43. Your kidneys filter fifty gallons of blood every day. 70 years. In 1983. for a chimapanzee. The average Sperm Whale's brain weighs more than 20 pounds (9 kilograms) which is about 4 times heavier than the average human brain. As they grow. a shark has no bones! Its skeleton is made of cartilage.S. representing nearly 40 percent of U. A baby has more bones. some of their bones fuse together. producing about 1. because Leucippus believed that atoms were the building blocks of all materials and therefore could not be broken down any further. The longest recorded life span for a termite is 50 years. a tobacco plant designed to be resistant to certain herbicides. "atomos". 50 years. was grown in Wisconson. Atavism is an apparent "throwback" characteristic of an organism that reveals a trait of an earlier ancestor.000 American servicemen mobilized for World War I. military casualties.seen. The scientific term for this phenomenon is bioluminescence. and for an Indian elephant. the Freshwater Oyster has the longest recorded life span at 80 years. Oxygen is the most common element in the human body. a material somewhat softer and more flexible than bone. Many plants and animals are capable of producing visible light.

.. You see? You didn’t want her when all she ever wanted was you. Well! You know.81 19.14 0.Boy:I broke up with her. Are you proud? Boy:I broke her heart..31 5.. I see.. but you lied so she could find out later and hurt even more? She just wanted the guy she loves the most to love only her..37 9. She’s so clingy! His Best Friend:So.. Boy:I. Well. who I’m with. Well. His Best Friend:What happened? Boy:She’s just too much for me.63 2. you broke her heart because she wanted to keep your eyes locked on her? She wanted you to see that you have the prettiest girl under your sleeve and not think otherwise? I see.. She’d often call me or text me asking where I am... Boy:But. she’d always cry when I say something slightly mean. What happened to me? His Best Friend:You lost the girl that loved you like no one else could. I see. telling me not to smoke. Because I couldn’t see what was happening.for one. She only cared about her appearance. Element Oxygen Carbon Hydrogen Nitrogen Sulfur Phosphorus Other Percentage of Human Body 62. .. she. Boy:Oh. She can’t handle anything... not to drink. she’d get jealous easily. Always had to look good...10 .. THAT’S what happened. His Best Friend:You broke up with her because she’s good for you? She just wanted the best for you? She’s broken now because you were selfish. She’s a crybaby! His Best Friend:So. always took forever to get dressed! So insecure. you broke her heart because she has feelings? And because she just wanted to hear you say you love her? I see. Uhh.. you broke her heart because she cares about your well being? Because she cares about you a lot? And her greatest fear is losing you. you broke her heart because she just wanted you to commit to her? She thought you were faithful. His Best Friend:So. His Best Friend:What makes you say that? What did she do wrong? Boy:Well.64 0. Boy:Well. His Best Friend:So. I could barely talk to other girls! She’s so annoying! I had to hide it from her.

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