Science is full of weird and wacky things. From how our bodies work to how light moves through space, there are many things that can surprise and intrigue us. Now a user group on reddit started a massive thread full of mind-blowing science facts. If you are a science nerd like me, then you need to check them out.
These mind-blowing science facts will have you scratching your head
There are many things we don’t yet know about the human body. However, there are also many mind-blowing scientific facts that ordinary people are not aware of. Like how certain blood vessels in your eye block light from reaching certain areas of the eye. As a Reddit user u/AnonWhoMouse notes, there are blood vessels in your eye that cast a shadow when light shines on them. Your brain, the user says, filters shadows and fills in gaps so you don’t notice. The user says you can check it yourself by following the instructions he provided.
Want another mind-blowing science fact? Another user named shared u/boostman a fact about caterpillars. When in their cocoon, caterpillars essentially dissolve in liquid, except for a series of “imaginal discs” and a few other structures. The caterpillars also retain all of their memories during the process according to a article published in 2008.
Dinosaurs are cool, right? Well, what if I told you that the time between different dinosaurs was supposed to be much longer than the movies and other media claim to be? For example, as u/APotatoPancake highlights, tyrannosaurus rex and stegosaurus had a gap of more than 89 million years between when they were alive. How’s that for a cool science fact?
Epic Space Facts
Facts about the human body and animals aren’t the only thing shared in this Reddit thread, though. Some users also shared interesting facts about space. For example, shared u/Public_Breath6890 that 99.85% of the mass of our solar system is concentrated in the Sun. It’s pretty crazy, right? Also, u/AnxiousIndicator shared that you can actually fit all of the planets, plus the former planet, Pluto, between Earth and the Moon. It can be easy to forget how far the Moon is from Earth.
Another interesting fact about shared space in the thread comes from u/ruined-the-day. This user says Voyager 1 traveled at speeds over 30,000 MPH for 43 years. However, during this time, the spacecraft has only traveled 20 light hours! For reference, there are 8,766 light hours in a single light year.
You can consult the full yarn mind-blowing science facts by heading over to Reddit. I highly recommend reading it and I congratulate all the users who have shared their comments and facts there.