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A Neutron Walks Into A Bar

Random Facts About The Universe and Everything In It

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The Moon - a natural planetary satellite, the name of Earth's natural satellite, or the act of exposing one's buttocks suddenly.

Earth is the only planet in the solar system not named after a mythical god.

The Wikipedia entry on 'toilet roll' has more words than the 'Biology' entry.

Octopus and squid eyes work like ours, but don't have a blind spot.

Rats can't vomit, as they have no gag reflex. Frogs don't vomit either, but they can invert their stomachs out of their mouths, use their hands to clean them, and then re-swallow them.

A horse walks into a bar, barman asks "Why the long face?" Horse replies "Selective evolutionary pressures"

Humans have a much greater chance of being struck by lightning than attacked by sharks. This is because humans live on land.

Mongoose are resistant to snake venom. They don't eat or compete with them, they just fight with them because they're there.

The difference between cooking and chemistry? In chemistry you never lick the spoon.

An acid is a proton donor, a base is a proton acceptor.

Did you hear abt the scientists who had twins? She baptised one and kept the other as a control.

There are up to 350 million sperm cells in a single ejaculation. Most are killed instantly by acid mucus of the vagina.

Obstetric forceps were invented by the Chamberlain family. They kept them secret for 150 years by blindfolding everyone at the birth.

Most coal dates from a time between when plants evolved lignin and when fungi evolved to digest it. Now wood biodegrades, so no new coal being formed.

The crack of a whip is a sonic boom. The tip travels faster than the speed of sound. A whip was the first man-made object to break the sound barrier.

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