The vas deferens can regenerate (grow back) even if as much as five centimeters (two inches) of it have been surgically removed. jamanetwork.com/journals/…
Land that was covered by glaciers during the last Ice Age is still rising about a centimeter a year, 12,000 years after the massive weight of the ice sheets is gone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
Today I learned that the Rusty-Spotted Cat is the world's smallest cat, measuring up to only 19 inches (48.26 centimeters) in body length and 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms) in body weight. These cats could easily fit in the palm of your hand when curled up! boredpanda.com/worlds-sma…
The Dumbo Octopus lives 7000 meters down in the ocean. They are about 20 centimeters long and use their ears to swim. sawongam.com/others/deep-…
Hurricane Harvey dumped 33 trillion gallons of water in its impact area, weighing an estimated 275 trillion pounds β€” enough to push down the Earth’s crust and lower the city of Houston by 2 centimeters. theatlantic.com/technolog…
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…
During the women’s gymnastics all-around final at the 2000 Olympics, the vaulting table was accidentally set 5 centimeters too low. Half of the gymnasts had vaulted before organizers fixed the error, and many of them had crashes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym…
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…
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…
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 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 longest eyelashes in the world measure up to 12.4 centimeters by a lady named You Jianxia in China. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
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…
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 Washington Monument has gotten a centimeter shorter over the years due to lightning strikes. atlasobscura.com/places/w…
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…
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 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 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 Guinness World Record for longest leg hair is 8.84 inches (22.46 centimeters). guinnessworldrecords.com/…
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/…
"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 80-centimeter top window of the Cupola module of the ISS is the largest window in space ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cup…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
A fruit fly only a few millimeters in size produces sperm cells that are almost six centimeters long media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Rel…
There is a material that is so dense, "if you had a cubic centimeter..., it would weigh 40 billion tons." zmescience.com/science/ph…
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…
The density of the fur of an otter is incredible 50.000 hairs per square centimeter herz-fuer-tiere.de/ratgeb…
Woodchucks chuck 361.9237001 cubic centimeters of wood per day. scicurious.scientopia.org…
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…
Studies have shown that smoking can actually shorten your penis by as much as a centimeter. guardianlv.com/2013/09/pe…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…

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