10 Random Fun Facts To Kill Your Boredom. Part 3
6 There’s a mold growing inside the cooling tower of Chernobyl called Radiotrophic fungi. It survives off the radiation from the nuclear power plant in the same way a tree survives off of sunlight.
The radiotrophic fungus was discovered in 1991 when it was found growing inside and around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In 2002, a robot was sent inside Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The robot brought back samples of mold and fungi growing on the walls. After five years, researchers from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine found out the cause of the incredible capacity of these fungi to live off the radioactive waste from the nuclear power plant. These radiotrophic fungi use melanin and convert gamma radiation into chemical energy to grow. Among humans, this fungus can induce diseases such as eumycetoma, chromoblastomycosis, and phaeohyphomycosis.(1,2)
7 The average speed of human ejaculation is approximately 28 mph. But inside the vagina, it can move only 6 inches in 5 minutes!
The average speed of male ejaculation is 45 km/hr i.e. approximately 28 mph. But as it enters the vagina, it slows down. Inside the vagina, it can travel only 6 inches in 5 minutes. So, it takes 72 hours for a sperm to reach an egg.(1,2)
8 Billy goats piss on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
Billy goats, commonly known as bucks, are male goats who have not been castrated. Bucks have a unique identity: their strong musky odor. Neither female nor castrated male have this particular smell. This stinky smell comes from sweat glands located below their horns and their urine. They smell the most during late summer. Billy goats spray their urine on their face, front legs, beards, and chest to increase their scent and appear more attractive to the female.(source)
9 If you keep a piece of pineapple in your mouth, then it will start eating you because pineapples contain proteins that degrade meat.
While eating fresh and delicious pineapple, every person feels an irritating and unpleasant feeling in their tongue. Sometimes, it even feels as if your tongue has converted into sandpaper. Due to this, people think they are allergic to pineapple. But this is not the case.
Our tongue and the inner check starts feeling funny after eating pineapple due to an enzyme called Bromelain. The job of this enzyme is to digest protein and degrades meat. Therefore, while you are munching on fresh and juicy pineapple, its juice is eating away the cells and tissues inside your mouth.(source)
10 Space has its own store of booze in the form of giant clouds of alcohol floating in space. These clouds contain enough alcohol in them to take care of everyone’s alcoholic needs on Earth.
What if we tell you that there is an interstellar pub floating in space? Hard to believe, isn’t it? Well, that’s what astronomers discovered in 1995; a huge cloud filled with alcohol exists near the constellation Aquila. The cloud is about 1000 times larger than the diameter of our solar system and contains 400 trillion trillion pints of ethyl alcohol. To finish it completely, every person on the earth have to drink 300,000 pints each day for one billion years!
As if having one pub is not enough, another liquor cabinet in space is the Sagittarius B2 cloud which contains 10 billion billion billion liters of alcohol. According to scientists, this huge reserve of alcohol tastes and smells like raspberry-flavored rum. Yum!(source)
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