30 Funny Facts About Science That Will Inspire The Scientist Inside You

It’s science, it’s fun!

Pratyusha Biswas

6 months ago|8 min read

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There is nothing in this world where there isn’t science and without science. Science synchronizes the world, and we are nothing but a part of science and its culture. Science is the cerebral and empirical activity that surrounds us.

We learn some awesome science facts in high school or when we start to understand what science is. But not everything is taught in institutions. We get the basic knowledge there to think out of the box.

If you have never been a science person till now, it’s the time when you’ll be one and would enthrall yourself with the miracles of science.

Funny Facts About Science

Here are our 30 funny facts about science that will inspire scientists inside you, and will make you want to explore and know the science behind everything.

1.As opposed to other elements, helium can also work against gravity.

Now we found something that goes against gravity. When helium is cooled to maximal temperatures, say -460˚F or -273˚C which is very close to absolute zero, it turns into a superfluid, which means it can flow without friction. That’s something other elements can’t accomplish, and this is one of the funny facts about science.

2.The human brain takes in 11 million bits of information every second but is aware of only 40.

Ever envisaged how sizeable a human brain is? Well speaking of size, it’s relatively small as compared to other beings existing, but the bulk of information it can store, it’s astounding and ineffable. But again, one of the funny facts about science is that we only are clued up on a minority of the information.

3.A medium-sized cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 80 elephants.

Spoiler: Your childhood dreams of floating on a weightless cloud may get rained on with this funny fact. Clouds might seem cute and fluffy (of course they are) but you might have not known until now as we list up the funny facts about science that a midsized cumulus cloud can weigh like 80 elephants.

4.The only reliable pregnancy test until the 1960s was to take a female African clawed frog and inject a woman’s urine into it. If the frog ovulates within 12 hours the woman is pregnant.

Nowadays we have pregnancy test kits to settle on whether a woman is pregnant or not, but what was the way before the 19th century when pregnancy kits weren’t devised or any other methods were not known? Well, now you know from our funny facts about science that the African clawed frog was a great help.

5.Only one type of mammal has wings.

And those mammals are the bats. While other mammals can run, swim or do other activities, and mammals can glide using skin membranes, but only the bats are competent of true flight.

6.Drinking too much water can result in death.

Your brain right now might think “What? How?”. But it is possible to breathe your last if you drink too much water. Water intoxication is caused when we drink too much water, resulting in hyponatremia, which happens when blood’s sodium concentration becomes very low. It’s one of the funny facts about science yet distressing.

7.Oxygen has a color.

The element we breathe in, we don’t see it colorful, do we? When in a gaseous state, oxygen is odorless and colorless. But we can see oxygen with pale blue color when it is in the liquid and solid-state. Some science facts are just bizarre and funny like this and that’s why they make up our list of fun facts about science.

8.DNA is fireproof.

This is out of the ordinary and funny but truly DNA is fireproof. Researchers have found it out by treating the cotton fabric with DNA, which made the fabric more flame retardant. This is because DNA molecules contain phosphate.

9.A single bolt of lightning contains enough energy to cook 100,000 pieces of toast.

But never try to find out if this funny science fact is true or not. If you need to make toasts for a big crowd, do it with the help of others but not with the help of lightning.

10.It’s impossible to burp in space.

Gravity plays a role to help you burp. Gravity keeps the solids and liquids at the bottom of the stomach, so only the gas eludes from our mouth. As space is gravity-deprived, the gas cannot cut off from the liquids and solids.

11.Water can exist in three states at once.

At Triple Boiling Point, water exists as a gas, a liquid, and a solid concurrently. It requires a distinct condition to achieve the point.

12.The largest brain of any animal is that of the sperm whale. It weighs about 20 pounds.

That’s an enormous brain to carry around.

13.We have a lot of DNA.

Another DNA fact, we carry around a lot of DNA. Scientists conjecture that there are more than 3 billion base pairs of DNA in human genes and more than 25,000 genes in the human genome.

14.You can make balls fly.

A fact sounding funny from our funny facts about science and which can make you feel like you have some superpowers, due to the Magnus effect, if we spin a ball before we drop it, it will glide through the air or fly as it falls.

15.A laser can get trapped in water.

Reading the fact, you would be now imagining how light can get trapped, and that too in water. But yes it’s possible with the help of the mechanism of total internal reflection. The speed of the laser light is slowed by the heavier particles in water when passed through it, and due to total internal reflection, it seems like the laser is trapped.

16.Humans are related to fungi.

Studies have suggested that human beings may have evolved with genes coming from plants. Researchers said that about a percent of the human genome could have been acquired from the plants. So if a friend teases you by calling you a fungus, don’t be angry but laugh and share with them this fact from our funny facts about science.

17.It's likely that more than 11 species of fish can walk on land.

So if you someday see a fish walking on land, to have a good summer walk, then run away after seeing you, don’t be appalled or staggered.

18.Mars constantly makes a humming noise.

Let the Red planet sing a song with you. Scientists haven’t figured out yet the exact cause of the humming sound made by Mars, but it is thought to be a coalescence of wind and the geological movement of the planet. This is one of the funny facts about science that shall inspire the scientist inside you.

19.Tongue prints can be used to identify bodies.

This may have cracked you up as you read the fact, but according to a study carried out in 2013, everybody’s tongue is unique, so is the tongue print, just like our fingerprints. Tongue prints are maybe the best way to identify a body in forensics, according to researchers.

20.Space smells stinky.

You have presumably pondered all your life what space smells like. But you wouldn’t be contented with the results. Astronauts have been able to recognize the odour of space by how their suits smell after they take a spacewalk, and they said it stinks! Gross!

21.Human saliva contains a painkiller called opiorphin that is six times more powerful than morphine.

One of the funny facts about science and the human body, scientists need to find a way now so that we humans can get relief from some sort of pain by using our saliva.

22.Men are more likely to be colorblind than women.

The National Eye Institute explains that the executive genes for the most mainstream color blindness are found in the X chromosome. A fitly functioning gene on any of the chromosome pair can make up for the depletion. Men have an X and a Y chromosome, so they are more probable to become colorblind, unlike women, who have two X chromosomes.

23.About half of your body is bacteria.

A recent study reckoned that the human body consists of 39 trillion bacteria and 30 trillion human cells. So you know now that you are a giant assembly of bacterias more than a giant assembly of cells.

24.The human stomach can dissolve razor blades.

Again one of the funny facts about science and the human body, hydrochloric acid present in our stomach can dissolve razor blades. Acids are categorized on a scale from 0 to 14. The lower the pH level is, the stronger the acid. And human stomach acid has a pH of 1.0 to 2.0.

25.It can rain diamonds on other planets.

Doesn’t this fact thrill you? Scientists and their studies have examined that Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn’s atmosphere has such extreme pressure that they can crystalize carbon atoms, resulting in turning them into diamonds.

26.If you drill a tunnel straight through the Earth and jump in, it would take you exactly 42 minutes and 12 seconds to get to the other side.

The easiest way to get to the other side of the world and say hello, well now you know. But this is just one of the funny facts about science. Don’t take it seriously and start digging.

27.Rats laugh when being tickled.

Rats can laugh, just like us, when tickled. Maybe now you’d like to have a rat as a pet just to tickle and see it laugh with you.

28.Bananas are radioactive.

Wait! Does that mean we need to stop eating bananas right away? No. This is one of the funny facts about science that seems to be worried about but you don’t need to. Forbes report says that to die of radiation poisoning, one would need to eat 10,000,000 bananas at once. Bananas contain potassium, and since it decays, bananas are slightly radioactive.

29.Only two letters don’t appear in the periodic table.

We have been taught about the periodic table and were made to learn most of the elements and their abbreviation in high school. But have you ever perceived this fun fact? The letters J and Q don’t appear anywhere in the periodic table. We’ll wait while you go and double-check the table.

30.While sleeping, we have no sense of smell.

A research carried out by the researchers, with three healthy men and three healthy women, at Brown University in 2004 proved that while we sleep, our sense of smell goes down temporarily. So if someone is sitting beside you and eating a cheeseburger, then you wouldn’t be slightly aware of it.

So these are some of the funny facts about science. Of course, this is not the limit. You can explore many other interesting science facts on the internet that will blow off your mind, and funny facts about science that will make you think that how is it possible. It is science, and science is meant to be fun. 

Every step we take in our lives, science has an answer to it, more or less. Science in this human world is developing day by day, and discoveries are coming up, which makes it interesting more than ever.

We hope our funny facts about science have struck the scientist in you and that you’ll be curious more and more from now on.

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Pratyusha Biswas

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