Biology Facts & Trivia - Page 7
You can figure out which way is south if you are near a tree stump. The growth rings are wider on the south side. Sciensational.com
Eighty-five percent of all the plants and animals live in the sea. Sciensational.com
Babies are born far sighted - their eyes start to focus properly between 3 to 6 months of age. Sciensational.com
Men have more blood in their circulatory system than women and more red blood cells. Sciensational.com
Your blood vessels, if laid end to end, would encircle the globe twice over.
Some species of Bamboo can grow at the rate of 1m (3.2ft)in 24 hours. Sciensational.com
A single bacteria cell, given all the food it needs, could divide into a ball of cells the size of the Earth in 24 hours.
The DNA in a single human cell is 37m (121ft) long when unravelled. Sciensational.com
DNA unravels at 7000 RPM (revolutions per minute).
Every four days the worlds population increases by one million people. Sciensational.com
If all major forms of cardiovascular disease were eliminated, human life expectance would increase by 9.78 years. Sciensational.com
The right lung takes in more air than the left. Sciensational.com
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
The ears of a cricket are located on the front legs, just below the knee. Sciensational.com
The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight. Sciensational.com
20/20 vision means the eye can see normally at 20 feet. 20/15 is better; the eye can see at 20 feet what another eye sees at 15 feet.
Healthy nails grow about 2 cm each year. Fingernails grow four times as fast as toenails. Sciensational.com
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over 1 million descendents.
Ants do not sleep. Sciensational.com
Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die. Sciensational.com