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The one and only known home for life, Earth is one of the most interesting planets of the solar system. Life on Earth is extremely diverse; however, relative to Earth's size, all of life is contained within a very thin layer of its surface and lower atmosphere.


Examples of interesting science facts include: There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back 17 times, the average human body carries 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells, and the average person walks the equivalent ...


Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that carry leprosy. Leprosy is a disease that causes skin sores, muscle weakness and nerve damage in the extremities, the upper respiratory tract and the lining of the nose.


The name for Area 51 comes from the marking on the 1950's Nevada Test Site map. The official name used after that point is The Air Force Flight Test Center, Detachment 3 or AFFTC Det. 3. The area is also referred to as "Groom Lake" after the dried-up lake bed that the t...


The Catholic Church never formally canonized some of the best-known saints, such as Patrick, Augustine of Hippo and Nicholas of Myra, because the formal canonization process was established in 1234. Saints have been born on every continent but Antarctica. In 2015, the c...


Tigers are the largest member of the cat family. These wild cats are carnivores. Primarily, they eat pigs and deer for food, although they also consume dogs, leopards, pythons, monkeys and crocodiles.


There are more than 37,000 species of spiders worldwide, and all possess the same features that unite them with other members of arachnid family, including having eight legs arranged as two sets of four as well as lacking the antennae possessed by insects. Most spiders ...