It’s Science Week this week ! We used the ‘10,000 Science Fact’ App on our iPods to find out some interesting Science facts! These are our favourites!!!


Eating one apple adds 5 minutes to a person’s life.

Moon was Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name!

Contrary to popular belief, lightning travels from the ground upwards and not the other way around!

200,000lbs of space dust falls on to the earth everyday!

Over 200million M&M’s are sold daily inAmerica.



A cockroach can live a week without its head, it only dies because it can’t drink water.

Baseball sized hailstones killed 246 people inIndiain 1888.

Leonardo Da Vinci was the first person to come up with the idea of contact lenses.

55% of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn.

A leech has 32 brains!



A butterfly has 12,000 eyes!

A bucket full of water contains more atoms than there are bucketfuls of water in theAtlantic Ocean.

33% of dog owners admit to talking to their dogs on the phone!

‘Clinophobia’ is a fear of beds!

Hawaii is moving towards Japan at a rate of 10cms a year!

100,000 cubic feet of water passes over the Niagara Falls every second.

400 Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow!

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.

If you drop a raisin into a glass of fresh champagne it’ll continually bounce up and down.

Every year our eyes blink 4,200,000 times each!

700 Million people throughout the earth have blood sucking hook worms living in their body.

A 100lbs man on earth would weigh 38lbs on Mars.

Assuming Rudolph stays in front, there are 40,320 ways that you can arrange the other reindeer!!!!!

In the USA between 1975-1995 there were only 4 states without earthquakes,Florida,Iowa,North Dakota and Wisconsin.

A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away.

A heavy chicken house, 16 by 16 feet in area, was picked up by a tornado and wedged between two trees. The hens were found the next day sitting on their eggs in the chicken house, with no windows broken, as if nothing had happened!

A snail can sleep for 3 years straight!!!

A baby enchida  is called a ‘puggle’.

27% of Americans believe that we never landed on the moon.

9/10 lightning strike victims survive.

A man once sued his doctor for surviving cancer longer than the doctor said he would.


By 6th Class 🙂