The moon doesn’t just cause ocean tides, it also causes Earth tides, raising and lowering the Earth’s crust by centimeters. usgs.gov/faqs/can-positio…
The longest eyelashes in the world measure up to 12.4 centimeters by a lady named You Jianxia in China. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Despite being the fourth smallest, Earth is the most dense planet in the solar system at 5.514 grams per cubic centimeter. Jupiter is 1.326 and Saturn is only 0.687. Average density of the Sun is only 1.408. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
On Titan, the atmosphere can hold the equivalent of about 10 meters of liquid before rain forms vs. only a few centimeters on Earth. So Titan's weather is expected to feature torrential downpours causing flash floods, interspersed by decades or centuries of drought. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huy…
Today I learned about the blanket octopus that has the most extreme form of sexual dimorphism in the animal kingdom. Females can be up to 6 feet and males are only a few centimeters. wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanke…
The Drosophila bifurca, a fruit fly, produces a single sperm cell 6 centimeters long - 20 times the length of the fly itself. theatlantic.com/science/a…
The Large Hadron Collider created the one of the densest materials known to man. A a cubic centimeter of it would weigh 40 billion tons. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The Washington Monument has gotten a centimeter shorter over the years due to lightning strikes. atlasobscura.com/places/w…
When shopping for bedding, don't only go by the size descriptor (Twin, Full, Queen, etc). Carry a tape measure and shop by inches or centimeters. Ikea bedding uses European sizing: an Ikea Full mattress is 53" wide; North American mattress standard full is 54" wide. simplyspecialbedding.com/…
The Guinness World Record for longest leg hair is 8.84 inches (22.46 centimeters). guinnessworldrecords.com/…
A 1,103-meter-high (3,618-foot) mountain jumped up 38 centimeters (14.8 inches) during a 1994 earthquake in Los Angeles jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.ph…
The giant huntsman spider, one of the new species discovered between 1997 and 2007 in the Greater Mekong Subregion, is the world's largest spider by leg span, which can reach up to 12 inches (30 centimeters). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
A cubic centimeter is the same as a milliliter. metric-conversions.org/vo…
Sea Otters have the densest hair in the world, with up to 140,000 hairs per square centimeter. Humans have about 300/cmΒ² on their head. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
"a mycologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Corvallis, Oregon [USA], has measured temperatures as high as 1,292 degrees Fahrenheit (700 degrees Celsius) beneath logs burning in a wildfire, and 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius) a full two inches (five centimeters) below the surface." news.nationalgeographic.c…
The Moon is slowly moving away from the Earth at a rate of about 3.8 centimeters per year. curious.astro.cornell.edu…
Sea otters have the densest hair in the world, ranging from about 26,000 to 165,000 hairs per square centimeter. seaworld.org/animal-info/…
The 80-centimeter top window of the Cupola module of the ISS is the largest window in space ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cup…
Today I learned of the Goliath Tropical Harvestman, an arachnid with a leg span of several centimeters that looks like a fusion of a crab and spider. carnivoraforum.com/topic/…
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. An ostrich's eyes are about 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter, i.e. almost of the size of a billiard ball. jagranjosh.com/articles/d…
Fast-freezing small pools of water can create ice spikes which protrude several centimeters outwards. Sometimes they are shaped as inverted cones. There are reports of spikes as large as 1.5 m from freezing lakes. youtube.com/watch?v=5RLQ9…
The jiffy has been used technically. Gilbert Newton Lewis was the first to do so, defining a jiffy as the time it takes light to travel 1 centimeter in a vacuum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jif…
A Jiffy is an actual measurement of time, equal to the amount of time it takes light to travel one centimeter - 33.3564 picoseconds (a picosecond is a trillionth of a second) mentalfloss.com/article/2…
A fruit fly only a few millimeters in size produces sperm cells that are almost six centimeters long media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Rel…
Usain "Lightning" Bolt suffers from Scoliosis, an abnormal spinal curvature, which made his right leg one centimeter shorter then his left leg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usa…
Today I learned that water is incredibly effective in protecting against radiation, with radiation doses "decreasing by half every 7 centimeters of water" adl.gatech.edu/research/t…
A "jiffy" is an actual period of time, 33.3564 picoseconds. The amount of time it takes light to travel a centimeter. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Russia built a 31-mile rail and road link for the 2014 Winter Olympics that cost over $8 billion. You could have paved the road with Beluga Caviar one centimeter thick for the same price! theotherrussia.org/2010/0…
The Dutch were one of the shortest people in Europe in the 19th century. The Dutch became the tallest Europeans only quite recently in the 1980s. In a period of about 100 years they grew with an average of 20 centimeters. huffingtonpost.com/randal…
Today I learned of Sancho VII "the strong" of Navarre, who was likely the tallest ruler in history, and based on his remains likely stood at 223 centimeters or 7'4". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Woodchucks chuck 361.9237001 cubic centimeters of wood per day. scicurious.scientopia.org…
There is a material that is so dense, "if you had a cubic centimeter..., it would weigh 40 billion tons." zmescience.com/science/ph…
Today I learned of the Oh-My-God particle. A particle traveling so fast it would take over 215,000 years for a photon to gain a 1-centimeter lead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh-…
Studies have shown that smoking can actually shorten your penis by as much as a centimeter. guardianlv.com/2013/09/pe…
In 2015 a team of 6 female "underground astronauts" had to squeeze through a cave passage 7 inches (18 centimeters) wide to discover a new human species (Homo naledi) cnn.com/2015/09/10/africa…
The density of the fur of an otter is incredible 50.000 hairs per square centimeter herz-fuer-tiere.de/ratgeb…
In metric, one milliliter of water occupies one cubic centimeter, weighs one gram, and requires one calorie of energy to heat up by one degree centigrade--which is 1 percent of the difference between its freezing point and its boiling point. alessandrorossini.org/tag…
Every year, the moon uses the Earth's rotational energy to propel itself about 3.8 centimeters higher in its orbit. Researchers say that when it formed, the moon was about 14,000 miles (22,530 kilometers) from Earth. It's now more than 280,000 miles, or 450,000 kilometers away. space.com/19619-top-10-mo…
Astronauts in space can grow up to 3% taller during the time spent living in microgravity, NASA scientists say. That means that a 6-foot-tall (1.8 meters) person could gain as many as 2 inches (5 centimeters) while in orbit. space.com/19116-astronaut…
The Eiffel Tower moves away from the sun. When under the sun's rays, the the iron of the tour Eiffel facing the sun expands approximately 18 centimeters. tour-eiffel.fr/images/PDF…
Today I learned about HVD (Holographic Versatile Disk) a disk format that can store several terabytes of data on a 10-centimeter disk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
The rocks in Hamelin Pool are actually growing. They are Stromatolites made of sediment and microbes and grow about a centimeter a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami decreased the length of a day by 2.68 microseconds, caused the Earth to lose some of it's oblateness, made the North Pole shift 2.5 centimeters East, and changed the Earth's rotation. nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2005…
The Irukandji box jellyfish is the smallest jellyfish in the world, at about a cubic centimeter, but with a poison 100 times as strong as a cobra's. Victims experience a sense of impending doom after being stung. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
The worlds smallest snake is the Barbados Thread Snake which an adult male only grows to about 10 centimeters in length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The sea otter has the densest fur in the animal kingdom at up to 400,000 strands per square centimeter on their sides and rump. They need this to keep warm since they don't have blubber. In comparison, blonde human hair (the densest) is only about 190 strands per square centimeter. truthaboutfur.com/blog/am…
At 10-43 seconds after its birth, the universe was about 10 power -33 centimeters (10 power -20 times smaller than a proton inside an atom) across with a temperature of 10 power 32 K. sciexplorer.blogspot.be/2…
Airbag warnings are in English and French because the same model cars are used in both the U.S. and Canada and the minimum area for English text must be 30 square centimeters, so adding French text expands the size of the label to approximately 3in X 7in. lexus2.custhelp.com/app/a…
Sea otters can have up to 20x more hair in a square centimeter than humans have on their entire head. marinebio.org/species.asp…
Bosnia & Herzegovina has the world's tallest people, at 178 centimeters of average height across both genders (182.88 cm average height for men and 172.72 cm for women) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
By raising 39 trillion kilograms of water 175 meters above sea level, China's monster Three Gorges Dam is shifting Earth's pole position by about two centimeters and is slowing the rotation of the Earth by 0.06 microseconds. businessinsider.com/china…
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was so huge in magnitude that it shook the entire world by 1 centimeter (0.4 inches). time.com/tsunamis-wake/
A "jiffy" is a unit of time equal to the time it takes light to travel one centimeter in a vacuum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jif…
Due to an average density of .687 grams per cubic centimeter, Saturn could float on water. universetoday.com/15322/d…
A woodchuck can chuck 361.9237001 cubic centimeters of wood per day wolframalpha.com/input/?i…
The Atacama Desert gets an average rainfall of 1 millimeter (.04 inches) per year and had not had any significant rainfall in over 400 years... until July 2011, when it received a whopping 80 centimeters (31.5 inches). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ata…
The Three Gorges Dam moved earths axis by two centimeters(.8). businessinsider.com/china…
The gram is determined based the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at 4 Β°C en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The giant huntsman spider, one of the more than thousand new species discovered between 1997 and 2007 in the Greater Mekong Subregion, is the world's largest spider by leg span, which can reach up to 12 inches (30 centimeters). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
More bacteria live in one centimeter of your colon than all of the humans that have ever lived...EVER naturalhistorymag.com/per…
The Tōhoku earthquake moved Japan's main island, Honshu, 2.4 meters to the east, and shifted the earth on its rotational axis by almost 10 centimeters. dw.com/en/quake-shifted-j…
One of the most deadliest animals in the world, the Irukandji Jellyfish, is only 1-2 centimeters across and weighs less than one ounce. youtube.com/watch?v=Ws5hI…
New York and London are moving apart about two centimeters a year. kean.edu/~csmart/Observin…
1 cubic centimeter of a human creates more energy than 1 cubic centimeter of the Sun. That should make you feel warm inside. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Maurice Sinet was fired from Charlie Hebdo for anti-semitism. He "also reported a death threat posted on a site run by the Jewish Defence League. The text said "20 centimeters of stainless steel in the gut, that should teach the bastard to stop and think".[6] en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The PudΓΊs are two subspecies of South American deer from the genus Pudu, and are the world's smallest deer. PudΓΊs range in size from 32 to 44 centimeters (13 to 17 in) tall, and up to 85 centimeters (33 in) long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pud…
The earliest technical usage for jiffy was defined by Gilbert Newton Lewis (1875–1946). He proposed a unit of time called the "jiffy" which was equal to the time it takes light to travel one centimeter (approximately 33.3564 picoseconds). en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Today I learned of the centimeter-sized, gram-scaled StarChip interstellar spacecrafts designed to travel to the Alpha Centauri System at 20% the speed of light! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Norwegian special forces train by sitting as live rounds are fired at their head, missing by only centimeters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
The world's oldest known dildo is a siltstone 20-centimeter phallus from the Upper Palaeolithic period. It is roughly 30,000 years old. miami.com/scientists-disc…
People get shorter throughout the day as the water within the intervertebral disks are squeezed out during standing and movement. This water is reabsorbed during sleep when lying down. The average person is 2 centimeters taller in the morning than he/she is at the end of the day. kidshealth.org/kid/grownu…
The world's smallest computer is less than half a centimeter thick. eecs.umich.edu/eecs/about…
A 165 centimeter tall, 52 kilogram man reportedly squeezed through a 15-centimeter-high, 45-centimeter-wide food slot in the bars of a detention cell to escape. koreatimes.co.kr/www/news…
The circumference of a circle in centimeters is equal to its diameter in eighths of an inch ubs.iastate.edu/hat_sizin…
A "Jiffy" is an actual unit of time, It represents the amount of time it takes light to travel one centimeter which is approximately 33.3564 picoseconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jif…
Kangaroos are born blind, hairless, and only a few centimeters long en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
Europe and North America move apart at a rate of around 4 centimeters a year, which is about as fast as fingernails grow. dec.ny.gov/lands/41804.ht…
The SAR imaging technique can record images with a resolution of centimeters or even millimeters from large planes or spacecrafts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
The largest gold nugget ever found was 109 kilograms (refined to 71 kg) and found under only 3 centimeters of dirt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
A teapot made of chocolate can be used to make tea without melting, provided that its sides are at least one centimeter thick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea…
65 billion neutrinos from the Sun are passing trough Earth's every square centimeter (including our bodies) per second. timeblimp.com/?page_id=10…
The worlds largest piano spans 2 floors with a total height of 370 centimeters. The Klavins Piano Model 370 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
A cubic centimeter of human gives off a lot more energy than the same volume of the Sun does blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Lyndon B. Johnson tied Abraham Lincon for the title as the tallest president at 6 feet and 4 inches (193 centimeters), and that George Washington is the third tallest at 6 feet and two and a half inches (189 centimeters) en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
'jiffy' as in "I'll be there in a jiffy" was originally a unit of time that is equal to the time it takes for light to travel one centimeter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jif…
Hummingbird nests range in the sizes of half a walnut shell to several centimeters in diameter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
The earth's rotation is slowed down by 1.5 milliseconds per century and the moon is raised into a higher orbit by about 3.8 centimeters per year. nineplanets.org/luna.html
1 cubic centimeter of quark gluon plasma weighed 40 billion tons. news.nationalgeographic.c…
An elephant's eye is only about a centimeter wider than a human's noadi.net/EyeSizes.html
Woodchucks would chuck 361.9237001 cubic centimeters of wood. (If they could) scientopia.org/blogs/scic…
A jiffy or a light-centimeter, is an actual unit of time, in physics it is roughly equal to 33.3564 picoseconds. numericana.com/answer/uni…
MS Allure of the Seas, the largest passenger ship ever constructed, is 5 centimeters longer than her sister ship though they were build to the same specificatios. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
Having stood at 5 feet four inches (163 centimeters), James Madison was the shortest US President. news.nationalgeographic.c…
In addition to capturing prey, the trap-jaw ant's jaws also function as a defense mechanism. Firing its jaws against a hard surface launches the ant (genus Odontomachus) into the air, sometimes sending it aero-cartwheeling to a spot more than 40 centimeters away. youtube.com/watch?feature…
A "Jiffy" is an actual unit of time. Originally equal to the time it takes light to travel one centimeter, but has since been redefined depending on the field of study. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jif…

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