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According to the Food and Drug Administration, chocolate can have up to 60 insect fragments per 100 grams and up to one rodent's hair per 100 grams.   Here is the FDA Defect Levels Handbook. Alth

All baby armadillos in a litter are geneticly identical, derived from a single fertilized egg.   Armadillos are also the only other animal which can contract leprosy.

HYPoThAlAmICoHYPoPHYSeAlS   is the longest word that can be spelled using chemicals

Heres one (related to another thred I just replied too):

 

During the formation of a black hole as a star shrinks past a point known as the Schwarzschild radius the colapse sems to stop, this is due to the light rays being bent (Or slowed down depends on how you look at it) even more by the ever increasing gravity and this gavthem their former name "frozen stars". Despite this if youwere on the sufac you would see the collapse progress as normal not tht you would have a lot of time to enjoy your discovery ;)

 

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A single brain cell can communicate with over 25,000 other cells at a time.

 

A neanderthal's brain is larger than a modern human's.

 

If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow over 30 feet in his lifetime.

 

All of those were from a book called science trivia.

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the largest man made explosion in history was the tsar bomba (great bomb) in 1951, it detonated with the equivalent of 47-57 megatons of tnt, used the equivalent of 1% the total power output of the sun, and could produce third degree burns over 100 km away. It was also the cleanest nuclear weapon megaton for megaton to ever be detonated.

 

The bomb design was severely handicapped as its second stage wasn't included in the production version, if the second stage had been included the bomb would have had a yield of 100+ megatons.

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Here are three more for you guys :)

 

1. Mercury is so dense that a cannon ball can float on it!

2. Thiols are the strongest smelling substances in existence (apparently). The human nose can detect them in as little as one part in 50 billion! These are used as an additive in natural gas.

An example of their potency was shown in two experiments carried out at Esso research. They were attempting to crack trithioacetone south of Oxford in 1967. A stopper was accidentally removed from a bottle containing the resulting residue and within seconds people in a building 200 feet away were feeling nausious and sick! Too this day we do not know the compound responsible, it was either dithiol or 4-methyl-4-sulfanylpentan-2-one but nobody has been brave enough to find out which.

3. Humans, for some reason, are extremely sensitive too the taste of the main flavouring in grapefruit, able to detect it in concentrations as around 2*10-5 parts per billion! This is almost equal too 10-4 milligrams in a tonne of water or one drop in a good-sized lake! Amazing!

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Not if it's made of depleted uranium

 

Well anyone that has a cannon ball made out of depleted uranium would probably have more interesting stories anyway ;-)

 

I should probably have said "iron" cannon ball though :)

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1 in 6 people who have ever lived are alive today.

 

Earth has three natural satilites 1. the moon we can all see. 2. cruithne and more recently AA29.

 

The compression on the frame of a fully strung grand piano is about 20 tonnes.

 

Olive oil, when heated is carsonagenic.

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