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The average person’s body contains enough DNA to stretch from the Sun to Pluto, and back — 17 times

It's true! DNA molecules are 1.7 to 8.5 cm long when uncoiled — about 5 cm on average. There are about 37 trillion cells in the human body, so if you were to uncoil all of the DNA present in each cell and place the molecules end to end, it would sum to a total length of 2×1014 meters — which is enough for 17 Pluto round-trips since the distance from the sun to Pluto and then back again is 1.2×1013 meters.

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The human brain is the fattiest organ of the body.

It might not seem like it but the human brain is nearly 60 percent fats. We've learned in recent years that fatty acids are among the most crucial molecules that determine your brain's integrity and ability to perform. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are required for maintenance of optimal health but they cannot be synthesized by the body and must be obtained from dietary sources. Clinical observation studies has related imbalance dietary intake of fatty acids to impaired brain performance and diseases. 

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It is impossible to burp in space.

Yes! It is basically impossible to burp in space without throwing up. This is because the lack of gravity in space means gas doesn't rise in the stomach, like it does here on Earth. Instead it just gets mixed up with everything else in the stomach!

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Pluto is smaller in size than Russia.

Unbelievable, but it's a fact. The surface area of Russia is 17,098,000 km² which is greater than that of Pluto's, which is 16,600,000 km²!

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You can prove the Pythagoras' theorem with a liquid.

If you think the Pythagoras theorem is as boring as the man after whom it was named, then look at this, how the theorem is proved with the use of liquid! This is the Pythagorean Theorem water demonstration. Notice how the two squares of water on the short sides of the right-angled triangle pour equally into the square on the hypotenuse!

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The volume of a pizza is pizza if radius is "z" and height is "a".

Check it out for yourself- if volume of a cylinder is Π x radius2 x height then the volume of a pizza whose radius = z and height= a is equal to Pi × z × z × a.


Jellyfishes are immortal.

Some animals and plants, like jellyfishes, lobsters or bristle-cone pine trees do not die of old age, like we humans do- So they are considered to be " biologically immortal". If they do die it's due to injury or disease.

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Magnus effect

When you throw a ball down a cliff from a vertical position, instead of falling down straight vertically, it drifts and moves forward in a sliding motion like it is shown in the above GIF. You have also seen it at Beckham’s free-kicks (the famous “Bend it like Beckham)

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Happiness Comic Strip