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10 Interesting science facts:

  1. The speed of light is generally rounded down to 186,000 miles per second. In exact terms it is 299,792,458 m/s (metres per second – that is equal to 186,287.49 miles per second).
  2. It takes 8 minutes 17 seconds for light to travel from the Sun’s surface to the Earth.
  3. 10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
  4. The Earth spins at 1,000 mph but it travels through space at an incredible 67,000 mph.
  5. When Krakatoa erupted in 1883, its force was so great it could be heard 4,800 kilometres away in Australia.
  6. The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in Bangladesh in 1986.
  7. In October 1999 an Iceberg the size of London broke free from the Antarctic ice shelf .
  8. If you could drive your car straight up you would arrive in space in just over an hour.
  9. The Earth is 4.56 billion years old…the same age as the Moon and the Sun.
  10. The dinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the Alps were formed.

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