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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of Nature and Space Science” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 8

Facts of Nature & Space – 8

161. The Mexican jumping bean is not a bean. It is a hollow shell containing worms or larvae.

162. Like the tomato, the brinjal too is a fruit.

163. Honey is used in anti- freeze mixtures. It is also a good remedy for the cure of cough and cold.

164. Caffeine is the most widely consumed addictive in the world.

165. A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.

166. Contrary to popular belief, bananas do no grow on trees. They grow on plants that are giant herbs and are related to the lil,y and orchid family.

167. It is estimated that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year. 100,000 are those that can be felt and hundreds of them cause severe damage to life and property.

168. A single birch tree gives off 70 gallons of water per day in evaporation.

169. Cross-pollination is an interesting chapter in the story of creation. The honey- bee alone does half of the cross- pollination. Farmers and fruit growers often rent hives of bees to pollinate their fields, gardens and orchards.

170. Varahamihira, a scientist of the 6th century A.D., made a significant observation that the presence of a termite colony indicates an underground source of water.

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