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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by abababababab, Mar 7, 2014.
No one knows for sure why tennis points go 15 - 30 - 40 - 50, or why 0 is called "love".
When a piece of a plant has been cut off, and there is a heat photo taken, the full plant shows up! The part that was cut off is hazy but still viewable! It is like a phantom limb for plants too! Of course, as you said, they used very super sensitive equipment!
They have also heard plants emitting a high screeching sound when they feel pain!
Love this fact, Johanna! Thanks for reminding me!
Peace begins with a smile
- Mother Teresa.
The North Magnetic Pole, once located over Canada, is now in the Arctic Ocean and is slowly moving towards Russia.
North and South Magnetic Pole are not antipodal. They are also known as Magnetic Dip Poles.
Our current northernmost star is the brightest star in Ursa Minor (Cynosura), now known as Polaris. In about 14 000 years, it will be Vega in the constellation Lyra.
Astronomers have found a cloud of alcohol, almost 300 billion miles across, surrounding a stellar nursery. It consists of methanol, so even if it's possible to reach it, you wouldn't want to drink it.
Since Ireland became an independent republic in 1944, only one person has been killed by armed police. Usually, policemen don't carry weapons, because violent crime almost is non-existent.
During sleep, fluid in the body tends to pool in low-lying areas, which is why most of us wake up with noticeable bags under our eyes.
In French, there are 13 ways to spell the sound "o".
There's an (unofficial) Big Ben Twitter account that posted BONG every hour (and adds a BONG every hour) until August last year.