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An impressive chemical reaction


Often referred to as "elephant toothpaste", it occurs when you mix hydrogen peroxide with potassium iodide

 



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This incredible little fish can climb up waterfalls!


The Nopoli rock-climbing goby is an incredible fish. It can climb up waterfalls by sucking the walls behind them.

 



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What can you do with a non-newtonian fluid?


This

 



Jelly beans with a smiley?
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Jelly beans with a smiley?


Not at all, these things are fish eggs, with embryos rolled up inside

 



Kangaroos use their tail as a leg
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Kangaroos use their tail as a leg


 



Half of the new animal species discovered by amateur taxonomists
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Half of the new animal species discovered by amateur taxonomists


in Europe between 1998 and 2007

 



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The black-waved flanner caterpillar (Megalopyge crispata)


 



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Some iguanas feed in the sea


The marine iguanas can dive over 30 feet deep. They live in the Galapaos Islands.

 



An amazing trident maple bonsai!
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An amazing trident maple bonsai!


Trident maple is often used to create bonsais because it produces ramifications very quickly

 



0.999... actually equals 1.
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0.999… actually equals 1.


 



In 2008, hackers gained access to Terra, a NASA satellite
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In 2008, hackers gained access to Terra, a NASA satellite


The hackers accessed the control and command systems but did not issue any commands

 



Project A119: The US planned a nuclear explosion on the Moon
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Project A119: The US planned a nuclear explosion on the Moon


The aim of the top-secret project A119 was to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon. The flash of explosive light would have been faintly visible to people on Earth with their naked eye; an US show of force after the Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race

 



A fixed calendar with 13 months of 28 days!
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A fixed calendar with 13 months of 28 days!


The 1902 International Fixed calendar has never been adopted by any country despite its advantages (13 months of 28 days, + 1 year day) . Kodak used it from 1928 to 1989.

 



Beware Mondays!
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Beware Mondays!


More people in England and Wales commit suicide on Mondays than on other days of the week; more people in the United Kingdom call in sick on Monday; and more people worldwide surf the web

 



Your body is composed of more than 99% of empty space
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Your body is composed of more than 99% of empty space


and so is everything else in the world