The smallest bone found in the human body is located in the middle ear. The staples (or stirrup) bone is only 2.8 millimetres long which is shorter than a grain of rice.
The eight ‘Noble metals’ Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Silver, Osmium, Iridium, Platinum and Gold do not rust.
Snakes and lizards flick their tongues in the air to capture scent particles. They don’t smell through their noses like us. In addition,they use their tongues to collect scent particles and then pass them over an organ called a Jacobson’s organ to analyze the air around them. This helps the reptiles hunt for food.
Snakes do flick their tounge in air most of the time.Surprisingly it too has a reason.What would that be?
The boiling point of water reduces by 1.1 Celsius, per every 1000ft height from sea level.
There are more than 8,000 species of reptiles on the planet, and they live on every continent except Antarctica.
The symbol that we use for infinity is actually called ‘Lemniscate’ which is having a Latin origin.
The way potatoes are boiled depends on the heat it receives from water. This depends on the boiling point of water. If the boiling point is lesser, water will vaporize very soon before reaching 100 Celsius. Potatoes don’t receive the required heat for an optimum boil. The boiling point of water decreases when atmospheric pressure is low. And above all, atm pressure reduces with increasing altitude.
Why is it not possible to boil potatoes completely in an area at a height, as in Nuwara-eliya?
If all of the capillaries that surround the alveoli were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometres.
In other words,you will be able to lay them on the road from Point Pedro to Dondra TWICE on the way !
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 600kgs, which is approximately 2000 times the weight of a human heart.
A whale’s body mass to its heart ratio is nearly 250:1 and surprisingly,will be the same for a grown human adult.
The V shape in which the fighter pilots arrange their jets has the influence of geese flying in the sky with the same formation.
There are two main reasons for why birds fly in V formation.First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The second benefit to the “V” formation is that it helps to keep the track of every bird in the group.
Most commonly a flock of birds flying high up in the sky are arranged to form a ‘V’ shape.What may be the reason behind it?
An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 80 km (50 mi) long.
Heat is mainly carried in the air through convectional currents.These currents always move upwards.Therefore, trees and the surrounding above the fire area will be heated quickly than the area below.This provides an optimum temperature for the fire to spread upwards.
If fire occurs in a forest located around the middle area of a hill, why does it always spread to the upper part of the hill?