Saturday, September 3, 2011

Natural Facts 2

* A kind of jellyfish (Turritopsis nutricula) upon reaching adulthood can transform itself back to childhood by converting its cells. It may repeat this to live forever.

* A large woodpecker can peck as fast as 20 times a second and up to 12,000 times a day.

* A lobster has a sense of smell about 1000 times keener than a human.

* A molecule of water will stay in Earth's atmosphere for an average duration of 10-12 years.

* 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.

* About half the communications between nations are via underwater cables.

* After mating, the female black widow spider turns on her partner and devours him. The female may dispatch as many as 25 suitors a day in this manner.

* American Roy Sullivan has been struck by lightening a record seven times.

* An alligator may go through  2000 - 3000 teeth in a lifetime.

* An ant can survive for up to 2 weeks underwater..

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