Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Barbara Henry, iDavid Gelber, iOdin Roark, iStephen Lodge, iRichard Mason, iDavid Seaburn, iDavid Litwack, i

  Home > Science > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Victoria Taylor Murray

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 56 Titles
· 715 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Sep, 2001


Subscribe to the Victoria Taylor Murray Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Victoria Taylor Murray, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Dream I Can by Susie Gallucci, Illustrated by Amy Sellers
by Amy Sellers

FUN, Interactive Board Book for first readers...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Sonora Moonlight
by Florence Weinberg

New Spain (Mexico), 1762: Father Ygnacio, S.J., struggles to keep his mission Indians from being blamed for the murder by beheading and crucifixion of an Irish rancher...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

   Recent articles by
Victoria Taylor Murray

Arts & Crafts Fun For Your Kids
Fun Facts From Afar (Something To Share With Your Children)
Recycling Ideas You Can Share With Your Child
Notable Women In History And Arts & Entertainment
Romantic One-Liners ~
Shakespeare Anyone?~
If We Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time And Start All Over Again
State-To-State Health Departments Are Prepared For Terrorist Biological Events
Slow Cooking for Busy People
Tobacco And Health
Safety In The Air Security On The Ground
Safety Begins with the Bartender
           >> View all

Weird Science
by Victoria Taylor Murray   
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Last edited: Sunday, April 04, 2004
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2004

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan

Fun Science Facts You Can Share With Your Children~


1) In a five-month span between 1987 and 1988, small pink frogs rained from the sky over parts of Great Britain.

2) Spinach is famous for having iron and making you strong. In fact, spinach has no more iron than any other vegetable. In the 50s, a food scientist miscalculated the iron in spinach and put his decimal point too far to the right, making everyone think that spinach had ten times as much iron than it had.

3) In 1964, an earthquake hit Prince William Sound in Alaska and was so strong that people in Hawaii could feel the aftershock.

4)Some fish have luminescent (glow-in-the-dark) organs, like Deep Sea Hatchet Fish.

5) Flies have eyes that are made up of hundreds of smaller eyes.

6) There is enough water in the earth's atmosphere that if it all fell down at one time it would cover the whole globe with more than an inch (3 cm) of rain.

7) The biggest spider in the world lives in South America and eats birds. They can have a leg span of more than 10 inches (25 cm) and weigh as much as 4 ounces (120 g).

8) Everyone's heard of black holes in space. Did you know black holes are so dense that nothing can escape their gravity. Not even light.

9) Have you heard of the speed of light? Well, light is pretty fast; 300,000 kilometers (186,400 miles) per second as a matter of fact.

10) A fellow named Galileo was the first to discover the moon of Jupiter. He did it with a telescope that was about as strong as a pair of ordinary binoculars.

11) A recycling fact. For every 2,000 pounds of recycled paper, about 16 trees are saved.

~I hope you and your child have as much fun together as my daughter and I had while learning about the sometimes weird world of science. ~HAPPY READING~

Web Site: AuthorsDen

Reader Reviews for "Weird Science"

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 6/1/2004
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/4/2004
Now, why did you have to tell us about that spider? <smiles and groans>

Interesting tidbits, Victoria.