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Seawater goldThere is about 13 billionth of a gram of gold in each litre of seawater. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Gopal G - Ropar, India

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Hottest Chilli PepperThe hottest chilli pepper in the world is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (1.2 million Scoville Heat Units.) Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Mel Joseph - Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines

CopperCopper is the only metal that is naturally antibacterial. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Zenry - Philippines

DNADNA is flame retardant (does not catch fire.) Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Kevie - Calgary, Canada

OsmiumOsmium is the densest known stable element on Earth. Submitted by: Brian - United States

UnunoctiumThe heaviest element found so far is Ununoctium (Uuo) with atomic number 118. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Rishabh Bisht - Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Noble metals The eight 'Noble metals' — ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, osmium, iridium, platinum and gold — do not rust. Submitted by: Richard

Ammonium dichromate volcanoTabletop "volcanoes" can be created using 'Vesuvian Fire' compound Ammonium dichromate. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Emily (Awesome) - Helena, Montana, United States

grapheneJust one atomic layer thick, the 'miracle material' Graphene is a better conductor of electricity and heat than any material. Submitted by: Vera - Sydney, Australia

diamondGraphite can be transformed into diamond by applying a temperature of 3000°C and pressure of 100,000 atm. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Hyde - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

bose-einstein condesnate superfluidThe coldest state of matter — Bose-Einstein Condensate superfluid — defies gravity and instead of flowing down, it flows upward. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Moi - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

californiumThe element Californium is often called the most expensive substance in the world (as much as $68 million for one gram.) Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Major Problem

aluminiumAluminium is the most common metal in the Earth's crust (8 percent of its weight.) Submitted by: Moi - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

heliumUnlike any other element, helium does not solidify. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Abhi - India

water freezingHot water freezes faster than cold water (the Mpemba effect.) Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Moi - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

AstatineAstatine is the rarest element on Earth (approx 28g in the Earth's entire crust.) Submitted by: Shubhu - Rourkela, India

The six states of matter are: Plasmas, Gases, Liquids, Solids, Bose-Einstein Condensates and Fermionic Condensates. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Adarsh - Jamshedpur, India & Amina Kunting - Antipolo, Philippines

chalkChalk is made of trillions of microscopic skeleton fossils of plankton (a tiny sea creature.) Submitted by: Sam - Los Angeles, California, United States

A bucket full of water contains more atoms than there are bucketfuls of water in the Atlantic Ocean. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Megan H - United States

A rubber tyre is actually one single giant molecule. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Moi - Toronto, Ontario, Canada