Scientific fact is a recorded observation that people can agree on. For example, if I observe what is happening in the world around me either by using my five senses or using my sixth sense from out of the body, then this would be considered factual whether or not others agreed with me. However, if I say that the world is a certain way based on my interpretation of what I have observed, then this would be considered an opinion. This differs from ‘opinion’ and ‘belief’ as opinion and belief are based on feelings rather than recorded observation.
Some Cool Science Facts:
Every day, the average person will inhale about 13 pints of air.
The longest recorded sneeze lasted 978 days.
There are more than 100 types of cancer.
It takes food seven seconds to travel from your mouth to your stomach.
The average person will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
You breathe about 25,000 times each day.
The average person blinks their eyes 6,205,000 times each year.
It takes the food you eat seven seconds to travel from your mouth to your stomach.
Your fingernails grow four times faster than your toenails.
Women blink twice as much as men do.
The average person has about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in their body.
Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water.
Your lungs extract about a pint of water from the air each day which condenses on the surface of your lungs.
The average person produces about 1/2 pint of saliva each day.
In one day, your heart will beat 100,000 times.
If stretched out, your blood vessels would be about 60,000 miles long.
Every minute, your lungs take in about 10 million particles of air.
On average, a person takes about 20,000 breaths each day.
You will produce about 25,000 quarts of saliva in your lifetime.
Each of your nostrils is home to about 4,000 smell receptors.
You have about 5 million hair follicles on your body.
The human brain is about 75% water.
Your bones are about 4 times stronger than concrete.
The highest recorded body temperature was 115 degrees Fahrenheit, while the lowest was 56.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
A newborn baby has about 100 billion brain cells.
The average adult brain has about 86 billion brain cells.
You lose an average of 100 hairs from your head each day.
There are more than 600 muscles in the human body.
The human eye can distinguish between 10 million different colors.
The human brain can process up to 60,000 thoughts per day.
The human body is made up of about 98% water.
Your bones are approximately 30% water.
The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court.
The average person has between 2 and 4 pints of blood in their body.
Each day, your kidneys filter about 200 quarts of blood.
Your liver weighs about 3 pounds.
The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve a razor blade.
You have between 100 and 150 billion fat cells in your body.
There are more than 29 million cells in the human brain.
Every year, we lose 1/3 of our taste buds.
A human brain weighs about three pounds.
There are enough bacteria on your body to fill a teaspoon.
We have between 10,000 and 100,000 hair follicles on our bodies.
The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
You are born with 300 bones, but by the time you are an adult, you only have 206.
The earliest recorded use of the wheel was in Mesopotamia in 3500 BC.
The human heart pumps enough blood to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in just one day.
The average person sheds 10 pounds of skin each year.
We have about two million sweat glands in our bodies.
The human brain uses 20% of the oxygen we breathe.
There are more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
The average person has about 10,000 taste buds on their tongue.
There are more than 100 trillion bacteria cells in the human body.
There are more bacterial cells in the human body than there are in human cells.
The average person has about 20 square feet of skin.
Your brain is approximately 75% water.
A baby will have about 100 billion brain cells at birth.