edited: Sunday, April 04, 2004
By Victoria Taylor Murray
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Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2004
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Fun Science Facts You Can Share With Your Children~
1) In a five-month span between 1987 and 1988, small pink frogs rained from the sky over parts of Great Britain.
2) Spinach is famous for having iron and making you strong. In fact, spinach has no more iron than any other vegetable. In the 50s, a food scientist miscalculated the iron in spinach and put his decimal point too far to the right, making everyone think that spinach had ten times as much iron than it had.
3) In 1964, an earthquake hit Prince William Sound in Alaska and was so strong that people in Hawaii could feel the aftershock.
4)Some fish have luminescent (glow-in-the-dark) organs, like Deep Sea Hatchet Fish.
5) Flies have eyes that are made up of hundreds of smaller eyes.
6) There is enough water in the earth's atmosphere that if it all fell down at one time it would cover the whole globe with more than an inch (3 cm) of rain.
7) The biggest spider in the world lives in South America and eats birds. They can have a leg span of more than 10 inches (25 cm) and weigh as much as 4 ounces (120 g).
8) Everyone's heard of black holes in space. Did you know black holes are so dense that nothing can escape their gravity. Not even light.
9) Have you heard of the speed of light? Well, light is pretty fast; 300,000 kilometers (186,400 miles) per second as a matter of fact.
10) A fellow named Galileo was the first to discover the moon of Jupiter. He did it with a telescope that was about as strong as a pair of ordinary binoculars.
11) A recycling fact. For every 2,000 pounds of recycled paper, about 16 trees are saved.
~I hope you and your child have as much fun together as my daughter and I had while learning about the sometimes weird world of science. ~HAPPY READING~