10 Weird Science facts you didn`t know

Submitted by: Lukeiner 10 years ago Science
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Animals can naturally explode.
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Male 74
Some are interesting.
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Female 943
ok that maggot one scared me.
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Male 69
Poisoning can make masses of people dance hysterically?!

Oh yeah, they`re called `raves`...

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Male 449
well that certainly made my day
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Female 1,984
^ BTW: The seahorse one... seahorses can change sexes... so one becomes pregnant when changed into a female.
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Female 1,984
I already knew these: (learned this a year or two ago)"The Moon is moving away from the Earth", (half knew about this)"Fly larvae helps to heal wounds quicker", (I learned that in like elementary school)"Male seahorses can get pregnant", (knew this for a few years) "A fetus can get trapped inside of its twin".

yeaaah...

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Male 300
I knew 5. The belly button, fetu in fetu, seahorse, exploding animals and fly larvae things.

However, I don`t know anything about Honduras, but if they`re finding small, dead, freshwater fish on the ground after a storm, then this seems very possible. If flooding of nearby rivers occurs, smaller fish could be carried out of the rivers and into the floodwaters as they aren`t too strong, and I bet that they could travel a bloody long way in 2 or 3 hours, even if the fish aren`t classed as "nearby". Or maybe big fish just don`t inhabit nearby waters. Then when the flood waters recede/exaporate many fish are left.

Actually seeing them fall from the sky is odd. A practical joke that some students pull every years perhaps? Yeah, that seems about right :).

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Male 876
Fetus thing is weird. I knew 4 of them.
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Female 2
^^
i agree
whoa...

it kinda scares me... so basically you`re born pregnant?:S

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Female 148
And I Was Looking At That Whilst Eating. Eww.
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Female 148
Maybe The Title Should Be Changed To "10 Weird Science Facts I Didn`t Think You Knew But It Turns Out You Actually Do". xx
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Male 1,406
Some of these DIDN`T need pictures. Really.
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Male 71
[quote]On 11/9/2006 7:20:49 PM sims2luver wrote: "Male seahorses can get pregnant` I`ve known that since I was 3 [/quote]
I know, same here. It`s such common knowledge.

Though the whole "the universe is beige" thing was completely new to me. That`s pretty cool, too.

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Male 143
The fetus thing is kinda disturbing to me.
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Male 11
I knew about the raining animals, the moon moving farther away, animals can explode, and that male seahorses can get pregnant
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Female 44
Funny, I just heard about the post-mortem erections for the first time a couple of days ago
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Female 454
Delicious.

Read the full article about the fetus. It`ll make you really want pea soup.

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Female 1,007
But I did know all that, it`s basic internet stuff. :-P
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Female 268
i already saw the fetus 1 before and the universe is expanding and the galaxies in it are stretching out so of course the moon is moving away. i am in the 8th grade and we study astrnomy and we just had a test on it.
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Male 26
I knew them all already. I guess that qualifies me as "Smarter than Thou".
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Female 797
"Male seahorses can get pregnant`
I`ve known that since I was 3
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Male 528
i knew some of those
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Female 2,552
"A fetus can get trapped inside of its twin"
Evil fetus! Eviiiiiiiiil.
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Female 670
Well, I knew about the raining animals, exploding animals, fetuses inside their twins (saw a special on it, it was gross), pregnant sea-horses, moon drifting away, maggots healing wounds, Angel Lust, and... I think that`s it. 7/10? I think that`s pretty good...
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Male 404
I thought that the earth was gonna be engulfed by the sun in 6 billion years, does this make sense?
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Female 284
Hey, I actually knew quite a few of those. And I agree-QI does rule.
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Male 53
It is actually recorded that once in wales it rained fish. (or, more correctly, fish fell down from the sky.)
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Female 1,158
i only knew the last one. and the fly larva one.
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Male 943
I`ve heard of a couple of those... this one was interesting:

It is expected that in 15 billion years, the orbit will stabilize at 1.6 times its present size, and the Earth day will be 55 days long equal to the time it will take the Moon to orbit the Earth.

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Male 101
must have a pretty horny coffin
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Male 493
Matwix: there are some animals that change sex (e.g. clownfish) but seahorses are not one of them: it`s just that with seahorses the male is the one that carries the developing fetus.
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Male 227
i knew three
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Male 2,551
Male seahorses can`t get pregnant. Like some animals, they change their sex (yup, go from male to female (I`m not sure if this happens multiple times)) so, when it`s a female it gets pregnant, when it`s a male, nope.
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Male 1,383
I knew the last two and the sea horse one is VERY WELL KNOWN
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Female 785
I thought you said facts I DIDN`T know? ^_^
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Male 724
A significant population of toads in Germany and Denmark were exploding in April 2005 in an act described as a self-defence mechanism that failed, as it consisted of puffing up to look bigger while under attack by crows.

Lol...

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Male 908
Good one Overmann :P

andd that belly button picture is disturbing..

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Female 75
"Humans can also explode, though mostly as a defense mechanism and more popularly in the Middle Eastern region of the planet. Yea... bad joke."

Kudos.

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Male 37
i knew most of these already
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Male 747
YAY ANIMALS GO BOOM, all make sure to tell this to every one I know, and maybe one day teach my dog to do it on demand
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Male 2,600
"Animals can naturally explode."

Humans can also explode, though mostly as a defense mechanism and more popularly in the Middle Eastern region of the planet. Yea... bad joke.

I knew most of these scientific facts, although I dispute the skies can actually rain animals. It`s not possible.

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Male 1,929
QI rules! lol

What`s with the crap explaination of the moon thing? It randomly mentions tides and then goes on about how the earth is slightly oblong. Am i missing something?

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Male 2,958
"The existence of navel lint is entirely harmless, and requires no corrective action."

Thank God, what a relief.

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Female 407
The navel thing was new to me and the erection thing...rest I knew. Goodie, I feel smart!! Oh yeah, I failed my math exam :( crap now i feel dumb again.
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Male 506
A whale exploded on the streets of Taiwan? Cool!
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Female 78
"You can still have an erection once dead"
What everyone should know.
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Male 181
yay for the bloody whale, i couldn`t even begin to imagine the horrible stench from that
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Male 3,014
Our Earth day will be 55 times as long in 15 billion years, huh? So if humanity survives that long, we`re going to need to migrate to other planets or something, because our planet would be fried.
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Female 289
`Cosmic Latte`
I saw that at my local B&Q the other day.
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Female 166
Most of them are true, but there are one or two that really are just popular myth.

The raining frogs, fish, and birds thing is just a natural thing that happens when they are picked up by a hurricane or whatever. Like in Twister, when the cow gets picked up. When it falls down, these guys would say that it had been rained down.

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Female 2,144
Hm, I Only Knew Like 1, So It Was Interesting For Me.
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Female 226
KABOOM!!!!
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Male 61
Nice. The dead erection was funny and so was the animal explosions. The Fetus thing was sick....
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Male 1,142
yes i did
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Female 455
I knew most of these... Comes from watching QI i guess.
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Male 89
Knew a few of them but informative none the less...
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Male 555
Wow the dancing one is insane.
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Male 1,354
I knew all of these, except the belly button lint. If that lint stinks when decomposing then why does it need "no correction?" Wash those navels, people.
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Male 266
You can still have an erection once dead, duh... has anyone ever seen clerks?
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Male 27
Link: 10 Weird Science facts you didn`t know [Rate Link] - Animals can naturally explode.
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