17 Science Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

17. The Great Barrier Reef -The Largest Living Structure On Earth

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The Great Barrier Reef which is situated in Australia is the largest living thing on Earth which is a 2,300km long ecosystem that comprises of several islands and reefs that are made up of soft and hard coral. There are a number of fishes and also turtles, starfish, molluscs, sharks and dolphins.

16. Fleas Travel Faster Than A Space Shuttle

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Fleas take off from their toes instead of their knees which put more pressure on their take off. They have explosive release of energy burst that enables them to travel as fast as 4.25 miles per hour.

15. Hurricanes Produce Energy That Equals 8,000 One-Megaton Bombs

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - SEPTEMBER 19, 1989: Hurricane Hugo slams into the eastern coast September 19, 1989 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Wind gusts of 140 mph and heavy rains ripped through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, before striking land again in South Carolina on September 22. (Photo by Gary Williams/Getty Images)
This is equivalent to 1600 times the energy used during the Hiroshima bombing. If US or Russia ever have a volcanic eruption it could potentially wipe these countries off the map.

14. Venus Spins The Opposite Way!

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While all the other planets spin anti clock wise, Venus is the only planet that spins clockwise.

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