Just a quick post to say that there is plenty more from Unpopular Science coming very soon (we went a little bit quiet over the holidays). But, in the meantime, have you follwed us on twitter? We’re looking to create a buzzing online community for science buffs and nerdy nature geeks alike!

So, get connected and, if you want to send us any spectacular scientific facts you happen to stumble across, that would be fantastic! Just tweet us with @Unpopsci or use #SciFacts and we’ll be certain to share them for you. Below are a list of some of the crazy ones we’ve found so far:


An adult human is comprised of roughly 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms #SciFact

The first cat in space was a French cat named Felicette. In 1963, the French blasted her into outer space and she returned alive #SciFact

An adult Giant Pondskater is astoundingly large; it has a body 5 cm in length and a leg-span of roughly 30 cm #SciFact

Otters can remain under water for as long as four minutes. Sea otters can also dive up to 300ft in search of food #SciFact

Seahorses mate for life. They meet every morning to reaffirm their bond with an elaborate courtship display #SciFact

Trees are 90% air! Contrary to popular belief, trees receive only 10% of their nutrition from soil and the rest from air #SciFact

Every second approximately 100 lightning bolts strike our planet. Lightning kills around 1000 people every year #SciFact

At birth, pandas weigh just 140g and can’t even crawl for 3 months. They stay with their mother until they’re 18 months old #SciFact

The dinosaur with the longest name is Micropachycephalosaurus. It means ‘tiny thick-headed lizard’ #SciFact

Giant squid have eyes as big as basketballs, and the largest specimen reported was 60ft long and weighed 1980lbs #SciFact

Know of something that just has to shared? Tell us now!!

Jack Croxall

Jack Croxall is an author/scriptwriter living in Nottinghamshire. He tweets via @JackCroxall and you can visit his author blog by clicking the 'Website' link below.

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