REAL CRAZY SCIENCE FACTS FROM SCIENTISTSDate: 2018-12-14
Now scientists and science nerds are sharing their favourite science facts that they want the world to know.
Kory Bing started the twitter string by asking scientists to reveal crazy science facts and the results are amazing.
Kory Bing - " Hey science nerds what are your favourite bonkers science facts/properties/laws/theories. I wanna hear about the weird ones."
And the weird ones she got!
one I gotta deal with at work: TIN WHISKERS. in space, the metal bits in circuits grow weird microscopic tendrils, and nobody really understands why pic.twitter.com/Hw0Z46SIVK— Katie Tiedrich (@katietiedrich) May 31, 2018
Tachyons always fascinated me because they would disappear before they actually existed. https://t.co/hJB4I3eROo— Fred Riley (@Vanamonde_Dpan) May 31, 2018
Horseshoe crabs (and a few other invertebrate organisms) have blood that functions nearly identically to ours, but it's blue instead of red because the molecule that fixes oxygen for them is copper-based hemocyanin rather than iron-based hemoglobin.— autumnal garbage (@lysandraws) May 31, 2018
Vulture Bees are a species of bee that eat carrion instead of nectar. They then store the dead meat in their stomach and vomit it out for their larvae as honey.— Gus Mitchell (@GusticeLeague) May 31, 2018
Yes, there are bees that make MEAT HONEY. https://t.co/VZvASM113J
Because fluid dynamics is stupid, particles can be pulled up a downward-flowing stream of water, contaminating the source. You can pour from a pitcher into a glass, without touching the vessels, and have bits from the glass wind up in the pitcher.https://t.co/tMc2fGJjFC pic.twitter.com/fOvTVdI24r— Moon-faced festive Assassin of Joy (@NomeDaBarbarian) May 31, 2018