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A day with scientific facts

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We are back with mind-storming science facts. Think about these questions and if you don’t know the answers, this blog will provide you a fun tour of science.

What will happen if you eat a piece of steel?

What the pet in your house is dreaming about?

Have you seen a shining scorpion? …..

 

  •  Babies have about 94 more bones in their bodies than adults

It is hard to believe that an infant’s body, small like a toy has more bones than us. Newborn babies have 300 bones on birth which gradually on growing fuse together and turn to 206 bones like in an average adult skeleton. This is the reason why babies are so flexible.

  •  Animals can also dream like we do

Scientists have pretty convincing pieces of evidence that prove mammals other than human beings and even birds do indeed dream. Rapid eye movement sleep/ REM sleep is the unique stage of sleep where the eyes move randomly and rapidly, along with a little muscle tone throughout the body. The one who is sleeping can dream vividly.

Rats have funny dreams like how to get more food, get rid of the cat behind them.  The process of REM is observed in almost all the mammals.

  •  Scorpions glow under UV light

Like an electrical blacklight or moonlight, scorpions glow in ultraviolet light. There is a very tough coating in a part of their exoskeleton called cuticle which has a substance in it due to which the scorpions get a blue-green glow.

However, the purpose this fluorescent glow serves is not certain, scientists say that it might help them find each other by glowing and appearing different from other animals around them, protect them from sunlight, or attract their prey.

  •  High Hemoglobin level is Dangerous

Having high-level hemoglobin in blood is a serious situation and causes different types of damages in the body. Hemoglobin levels greater than 16.5 g/dL (grams per deciliter) in women and greater than 18.5 g/dL in men suggest polycythemia.

Polycythemia is a type of blood cancer. This disease leads the bone marrow to make too many red blood cells. The blood gets thicker due to this pool of cells, making the blood flow slow and difficult, which may cause serious problems, such as blood clots.

  •  Stomach acid can dissolve metal

We all know that stomach acid helps to digest the food we eat but its power doesn’t just (just in case definition) stop there. The composition of the stomach or gastric acid is potassium chloride, sodium chloride, and hydrochloric acid. On the ph scale, it varies from 1to 3 which is very acidic. It means it is having the properties of battery acid. It can dissolve even zinc. These acids are so strong that they can dissolve pieces of metal! Our stomach acid would have happily eaten away our stomach also, but normally this does not happen because of the protective lining of mucosal protein.

 

So now you know that your diet must not lead you to something that increases hemoglobin than the desired level, your pets can dream like you do, you should not touch everything that glows underwater as it can be a scorpion, why an infant in the house can perform an exercise probably you might face difficulty to do.

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