34 Counterintuitive Facts from the World of Science

34 Counterintuitive Facts from the World of Science

Even if you didn’t enjoy science class at school, it’s difficult not to be astonished by scientific facts as an adult. Honestly, take a moment to consider what the natural environment and current technologies are capable of. It’s genuinely remarkable, and chances are, you’re only aware of a small portion of the fascinating and bizarre facts discovered by scientists thus far. Fascinating and bizarre facts like…

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MONEY DOES BUY HAPPINESS (TO A POINT). Studies have found emotional well-being can be found at around $70,000 for an individual and life satisfaction at around $95,000. But additional money doesn't really affect anything. CRACKED.COM


A disorder called exploding head syndrome makes it hard to fall asleep. After falling asleep, people with EHS sometimes wake up, feeling as if a loud bang went off. Nothing else happens, and the cause is unknown. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Hailstones in Jupiter and saturn are diamonds. Thunderstorms turn atmospheric methane into pure carbon soot. As the soot falls and the pressure increases, it gets compressed into diamonds as big as one centimeter across. CRACKED COM


Pluto was a planet for less than one of its own years Pluto's orbit takes 248 Earth years. It was only considered a planet for 76 years. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


There are way more trees on Earth than stars in the galaxy. A 2015 survey found that three trillion trees grow on Earth, 7 times the previous estimate. About 15 billion are chopped down every year. CRACKED.COM


You might be suffering. from obstructive sleep apnea without even knowing it. 85% of people with apnea are undiagnosed, and it can have pretty serious consequences including heart disease, hypertension, and depression. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Scientists didn't know the the length of a day on Saturn until 2019 It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds. It was difficult to figure out because the gas planet has no solid surface to follow its rotation and an unusual magnetic field. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


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