Birds don't urinate. Instead, they convert nitrogen to uric acid. mercurynews.com/2018/01/1…
A Danish company modified a version of thale cress (plant), that changes from green to red when being near landmines, because of the nitrogen dioxide gas released from landmines. This way you can detect landmines and save lives. nature.com/articles/news0…
Approximately half the nitrogen content of human tissues is not derived from natural sources, but instead derives from industrial manufacturing of fertilizer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
The US first used gas chambers to execute prisoners in 1924, 15 years before Nazi Germany. In 2015, Oklahoma introduced nitrogen gas as an alternative execution method. deathpenaltyinfo.org/exec…
Saturation Divers have to breathe a helium oxygen mix since a Nitrogen oxygen mix can lead to Nitrous Oxide poisoning. Due to this divers have high pitched helium voices for their entire submersion period which leads to more difficulty in communicating. youtu.be/Bmy8hqYvEyw
Female dogs are more responsible for dead grass spots than males due to congealed nitrogen from squatting to pee opposed to lifting a leg and spreading it out. puppyleaks.com/female-dog…
Lightning fertilizes plants. When lightning strikes, it rips nitrogen bonds in the atmosphere and the rains carry them into soil. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
When microbiologist Curt Jones tried to freeze cow feed with liquid nitrogen to turn it into mini pellets, he was inspired to do the same with ice cream and invented Dippin' Dots. foodbeast.com/news/dippin…
The wonderful smell that happens after a rain shower is not one, but three distinct smells: ozone caused by lightning ripping through oxygen and nitrogen in the atmosphere, spores produced by common ground bacteria, and oils produced by plants during dry spells as an evolutionary safeguard. gizmodo.com/what-causes-t…
Lithium metal must be stored under argon as it can burn in a pure nitrogen atmosphere (no oxygen present) to form lithium nitride. Other reactive metals like sodium and potassium, however, do not react with nitrogen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
Humid air is lighter than dry air. This is why low-pressure areas (L) bring the rain, not the high-pressure areas (H). And this is because water (H2O) molecules are actually lighter than Oxygen (O2) and Nitrogen (N2) that make up the atmosphere. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…
Urine contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassiumβ€”key nutrients that plants need to grow. Researchers have been studying the removal of bacteria, viruses, and pharmaceuticals in urine to improve the safety of urine-derived fertilizers. phys.org/news/2020-01-uri…
Today I learned that the cloudy vapor that appears when liquid nitrogen is exposed to the air is condensed moisture, not the gas itself. The gas actually causing the condensation and freezing is completely invisible. tedpella.com/cryo-supplie…
In the 1970s, an unemployed haulage contractor named Arthur Hickey proposed to turn the Titanic into an iceberg using liquid nitrogen in order to raise her to the surface. It was calculated that this would have required half a million tons of liquid nitrogen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wre…
Rainforest canopies have their own soil that is completely distinct from the soil on the ground. This "canopy soil" forms on the tops of branches from the death of mosses and plants, and sustains a high richness of fungal species that regulate nitrogen and nutrients in the forest. mykoweb.com/articles/Fung…
A hypha is a branching filamentous structure of a fungus, oomycete, or actinobacterium. Mycorrhizal networks are underground hyphal networks created by mycorrhizal fungi that connect individual plants/trees/forests together and transfer water, carbon, nitrogen, and other nutrients and minerals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myc…
A symbiotic fungus can turn regular pine trees into carnivorous plants that consume up to 90% of soil-dwelling insects the fungus-infected roots can reach for their nitrogen, which the trees use for growth blogs.scientificamerican.…
Today I learned of JosΓ© Ignacio Barraquer, a Spanish opthalmologist who fixes his patients' vision using a technique called keratomileusis, where he slice his patients' cornea, dunk it in liquid nitrogen, ground the frozen cornea to the precise shape his patients need, thaw the cornea disc and sew it back on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Lightning is a source of fixed nitrogen, and thus nitrate. Nitrogen in the atmosphere is highly stable and nonreactive due to the triple bond between atoms in the N2 molecule. Lightning produces enough energy and heat to break this bond allowing nitrogen atoms to react with oxygen, forming NOx. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nit…
The Apollo spacecraft was only pressurized to 27000' (8,200 m) (5.0 psi (0.34 bar) in space by using pure oxygen. In contrast, the USSR used an oxygen/nitrogen mix resembling air, which allowed the cabin to be pressurized to sea level, but at the cost of extra weight to the space craft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
A microscopically small bubble of nitrogen, that had not completely dissolved into a titanium ingot, caused a DC-10, with 300 people on board, to lose hydraulics and crash land. sillyguy.fandom.com/wiki/…
Aircraft tires are inflated using nitrogen instead of air physlink.com/education/as…
A shifting climate on Saturn's moon Titan caused underground nitrogen pockets to explode. The craters left behind by these huge blasts eventually became Titan's liquid-hydrocarbon lakes. astronomy.com/news/2019/0…
You often have to refrigerate after opening because even though it looks like air is left in the package/bottle/container it is often an inert gas like nitrogen. Even potato chips do this. Breaking the seal lets in contaminants and the product immediately begins to spoil en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
Casino Royale scoops a Guinness World Record for the most cannon rolls in a car. ... Stunt double Adam Kirley plays Bond in the scene in which a nitrogen cannon blows the car through the air. digitalspy.com/movies/a39…
East Lake, Wuhan, is the largest or the second largest urban lake in China. Each year, about 441 tons of nitrogen and 40 tons of phosphorus flow into the lake. Most parts of the lake have been assessed as eutrophicated, unsuitable for drinking and many recreational purposes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
In the needles of the Pinus flexilis live bacteria that are capable of fixing nitrogen from the air. escholarship.org/uc/item/…
Technical and commercial divers will breathe a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen, and helium known as trimix. Some of the nitrogen in air is replaced with helium to reduce the narcotic effect of breathing nitrogen under pressure, allowing them to dive deeper while maintaining a clear head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Human urine is actually beneficial to plants and can be used as a natural fertilizer because of its composition of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. scientificamerican.com/ar…
While colored diamonds get their color from chemical impurities absorbing light- such as yellow diamonds containing nitrogen and blue diamonds containing boron- pink diamonds have no traces of impurities, thus baffling scientists and geologists as to how they have a pink color. bbc.com/news/magazine-305…
Humans are responsible for around half of all global nitrogen fixation (the process that transforms nitrogen gas into forms plants/algae can use) semanticscholar.org/paper…
Nitrogen gas is liquified at extremely low temperature βˆ’196 Β°C or βˆ’320 Β°F. It can cause rapid freezing on contact with any materials or living tissues. Liquid nitrogen can be stored and sometimes used for gastronomic cooking such a the dragon breath candy, a popular snack in Malaysia youtu.be/z-PEzSr-Qbs
Today I learned of a 1970s proposal to re-float the wreck of the RMS Titanic by filling it with half a million tons of liquid nitrogen. This would’ve turned the ship into an iceberg, floating it to the surface. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wre…
Nitrogen narcosis, an alteration in consciousness that occurs while diving at depth. The effects are essentially identical to nitrous oxide, and resemble the effects of alcohol, cannabis, diazepam and alprazolam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nit…
Leaves can "communicate with roots". A small RNA sequence travels from leaves to roots in legume plants that can form a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with root bacteria. phys.org/news/2018-09-roo…
The reason there's a lot of "air" in chip packets is because the "air" is nitrogen, which keeps the chips from becoming unfit for consumption due to oxygen in the air, making the chips rancid. today.com/food/why-there-…
Today I learned of the Haber–Bosch process developed in the 20th century - the process produces 450 million tonnes of nitrogen fertilizer per year now & has allowed to global population to grow from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
Nitrogen trichloride, also known as trichloramine, is responsible for that common swimming pool smell. This yellow, oily, pungent-smelling and explosive liquid is most commonly encountered as a byproduct of chemical reactions between ammonia-derivatives and chlorine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nit…
There is a fern that has such a high level of atmospheric carbon sequestration that it caused an ice age. Azolla captures 6 tons of atmoshperic carbon per acre per year and could reduce global CO2 levels, while providing high protein livestock feed, or nitrogen rich fertilizer. news.com.au/technology/en…
In 2012 a young woman's stomach had to be removed after drinking a shot with liquid nitrogen still in it. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
A British girl had to have her stomach removed after drinking a shot of Jager mixed with liquid nitrogen. The bar was handed a 100,000 pound fine. time.com/4044433/pub-liqu…
Lightning plays an important part in the Earths nitrogen cycle by breaking down nitrogen molecules in the air, so they can be dissolved by rain, and then carried down to Earth. Nitrogen is a very important element and needed for the production, growth, and decomposition of every living thing. sciencedirect.com/science…
Snow traps atmospheric nitrogen, then releases it into the ground when it melts, acting as a "poor man's fertilizer" adn.com/our-alaska/articl…
The oldest still functioning gene dates back to before 3.8 billion years, present in the oldest known fossil. Responsible for converting waste in cells to nitrogen building blocks, its found in all biological life, Plant and Animal. It can be safely said to be the basis for multicellular life ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/275…
What the liquid nitrogen tanks by telephone poles are for. It cools the phone and internet lines untappedcities.com/2013/1…
In 2013, a JΓ€germeister-sponsored party went awry, when the staff threw liquid nitrogen into the pool to create smoke. The nitrogen displaced oxygen, poisoning the people around. 9 partygoers were hospitalized, including one who fell into a coma. mirror.co.uk/news/world-n…
In 1909 two chemists invented an industrial process to harvest nitrogen from the air. Today, the nitrogen from that process keeps roughly 3.5 billion people alive. thomashager.net/worlds-gr…
The reason that Dippin' Dots ice cream -- made by flash freezing ice cream mix in liquid nitrogen -- is rarely sold in supermarkets is that it requires storage at temperatures below βˆ’40Β°F (βˆ’40Β°C), and supermarkets generally cannot provide such extreme cooling requirements. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip…
Over 50% of the Nitrogen in our bodies originated from the Haber Process, which was invented in the early 1900's to synthetically create ammonia fertilizer from atmospheric Nitrogen and allowed the global population to grow from 1.6 to 7 billion people. ourworldindata.org/how-ma…
In 1997, a physics student demonstrating the Leidenfrost effect by holding liquid nitrogen in his mouth accidentally swallowed the substance, resulting in near-fatal injuries. This was the first case in medical literature of liquid nitrogen ingestion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liq…
Black cows are sometimes branded with liquid nitrogen, which makes the hairs grow back white. youtube.com/watch?v=ArTUm…
Today I learned about the Leidenfrost Effect, which lets you (Quickly!!) dip your hand in Molten Lead or Liquid Nitrogen without damage! youtube.com/watch?v=67ijw…
Hall of fame baseball player Ted Williams was been decapitated after his death in 2002 and his head is now in liquid nitrogen cbsnews.com/news/ted-will…
The native americans planted corn, beans, and squash together so that they would benefit eachother. The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants utilize, and the squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Many schemes have been put forward to raise the Titanic from the ocean floor. Ideas such as filling the wreck with ping-pong balls, injecting it with 180k tons of Vaseline, or using half a million tons of liquid nitrogen to encase it inside a giant iceberg that would float back to the surface. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wre…
Biologists from the CDC, in addition to their MANY specialized tools, use pantyhose to suspend biological samples in liquid nitrogen in the field. youtube.com/watch?v=BPLZO…
Transparent Aluminum is a real thing -- Aluminum Oxynitride (AlON) is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. youtube.com/watch?v=OaYt6…
Today I learned about Frozen Zoos, a storage facility in which genetic materials taken from animals are stored at very low temperatures (βˆ’196 Β°C) in tanks of liquid nitrogen. Material preserved in this way can be used for artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation, embryo transfer, and cloning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
The Air in bags of chips is actually Nitrogen and keeps the chips from going stale indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Plants use fungi to eat insects. Metarhizium is a common type of soil fungi that parasitizes insects and translocates nitrogen from the insects directly to plants in exchange for carbon. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
The air in your bag of crisps (chips) is actually just nitrogen onsitegas.com/blog/2017/0…
Fruits with thick peels are a result of a nutrient imbalance of nitrogen and phosphorus. Too much nitrogen will result in a dry fruit with little pulp and a bitter thick rind. A phosphorus deficiency will cause similar results. This can be fixed by adding phosphorus to the soil. gardeningknowhow.com/edib…
If humans ever colonize Venus, they might do so with floating cities. Because the breathable oxygen/nitrogen mixture found on Earth is lighter on Venus, it acts the same as Helium does on Earth; it not only "floats," but can sustain weight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Scientist/Historian Vaclav Smil considers the Haber-Bosch method the most important technological innovation of the 20th century. It allowed Nitrogen to be pulled from air to create Ammonia, allowing Nitrogen Fertilizers. Without Nitrogen Fertilizers the earth could not sustain it's population. kundoc.com/pdf-nutrient-f…
Kristian Birkeland invented the electromagnetic cannon and the Birkeland-Eyde process (to extract nitrogen from the air for fertilizer) all to fund his true passion, researching the northern lights. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kri…
Teenage girl lost her stomach after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen. telegraph.co.uk/news/heal…
Lightning serves an important role in the nitrogen cycle by oxidizing diatomic nitrogen in the air into nitrates which are deposited by rain and can fertilize the growth of plants and other organisms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lig…
Whales have been referred to as "marine ecosystem engineers" because their feces are extremely valuable to the marine food chain due to the high amounts of nitrogen released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
An Algae, "Karenia Brevis" is spreading through Florida waters having fatal effects on Marine life. Caused by high levels of nutrience such as nitrogen. Some believe the higher levels are due to pollutants such as chemicals, but most conservation groups believe it is naturally occurring. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Urine can be used as a plant fertilizer (at the ratio ten parts water to one part urine) because the chemical β€œurea,” present in urine, contains nitrogen which is essential for plant growth. gardeningknowhow.com/gard…
Since 1912, many impractical ideas have been suggested to recover the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, including filling the wreck with ping-pong balls, injecting her with 180,000 tons of Vaseline, or using liquid nitrogen to turn her into a giant iceberg that would float back to the surface. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wre…
In 1997 the Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Masak developed a method to dispose of bodies called promession where the body is frozen in liquid nitrogen. Broken down into a powder using sounds waves. Freeze dried down to 30% of the original mass and then buried in a cornstarch casket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
80% of nitrogen in human tissue today comes from the Haber Process which uses atmospheric nitrogen to make ammonia for fertilizer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
Liquid nitrogen doesn't freeze your skin on contact. youtu.be/l1XRspReAvI
Half the nitrogen in your body derives from a synthetic process, invented by two Chemists in 1909. Their discovery is keeping nearly half of Earth's population alive today. thomashager.net/haber-bos…
New York City has liquid nitrogen tanks out in the open on sidewalks youtube.com/watch?v=juZqG…
Gardeners like lightning storms because the lightning fertilizers the rainwater with nitrogen. fourstringfarm.com/2014/0…
Today I learned of β€œExit Bags”, which use helium or nitrogen to asphyxiate a victim. They are said to be painless and quick, and death by this fashion is nearly undetectable. canada.com/vancouversun/n…
A Swedish company called 'Promessa' now offers an ecological burial. They freeze-dry your body in liquid nitrogen, then pulverize it with high-frequency vibrations, and then put your powdered remains into a cornstarch coffin. It all decomposes within six to twelve months. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Some plants trap bacteria colonies and build homes for them. The bacteria Rhizobia can fix nitrogen. When it first contacts a root hair of a plant, the hair curls around it and traps it, enabling legumes like soybeans and alfalfa to grow without nitrogen fertilizer. biofuelsdigest.com/bdiges…
Nitrogen gas is a humane and painless execution method that could be used in place of the lethal injection, electric chair, hanging etc. documentaryheaven.com/how…
The composition of a fart is Nitrogen 9%, Hydrogen 21%, Carbon dioxide 9%, Methane 7%, Oxygen 4%, Hydrogen sulphide 1% (This is what makes a smelly fart) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Oklahoma has approved use of nitrogen gas for executing criminals. time.com/3749879/nitrogen…
When you urinate in the pool, the nitrogen in the urine and the chlorine mix to form cyanogen chloride, a toxic chemical. However, the amount created is very small, and doesn't pose much harm, due to the very small dosage. sciencenews.org/blog/gory…
Titanium can burn in a pure nitrogen environment berkeleypoint.com/learnin…
Some car experts recommend putting nitrogen in your tires instead of air to help you tires stay inflated longer, which helps fuel economy. cars.com/articles/should-…
Today I learned of Nitrogen triiodide, a contact explosive so sensitive, it can be set off by the touch of a feather, air currents and even Alpha particles, exploding with a loud, sharp snap and releasing a purple cloud of iodine vapour. Making it impossible to store, transport and utilize. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nit…
The "air" in bags of potato chips is actually pure nitrogen gas bbc.com/future/story/2015…
The chemical composition of farts is: Nitrogen: 20-90% Hydrogen: 0-50% (flammable) Carbon dioxide: 10-30% Oxygen: 0-10% Methane: 0-10% (flammable) chemistry.about.com/od/me…
Almost 99% of the human body is made up of only six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
What happens when you dump liquid nitrogen into a swimming pool! youtube.com/watch?v=w2mj-…
If all people within the EU would halve their meat and dairy consumption, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by 25 to 40 percent, and nitrogen emissions by 40 percent. reuters.com/article/2014/…
Acid rain in the 80's caused an explosion in forest growth due to the nitrogen it deposited in the soil. β€œSince we began measuring the forest more than 100 years ago, there’s never been a higher volume of wood … than there is now,” wired.com/wiredscience/20…
If the Earth were to warm by about 9 degrees Fahrenheit, the soil would release nitrogen that will then be used by plants, which will stimulate tree growth and its ability to store carbon dioxide. phys.org/news/2011-05-glo…
Almost 80% of our body's Nitrogen atoms originate from the Haber Process; an industrial reaction where atmospheric nitrogen is captured to make fertilizer. This then fertilizes plants, which then feeds animals, who we ultimately eat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
Submarine missiles never actually get wet, they travel in a bubble of nitrogen on the way to the surface. youtube.com/watch?v=uljVI…
Guinness puts a plastic ball in their beer called a widget. The can is pressurized with liquid nitrogen forcing beer into the widget. Upon opening the can the beer is expelled from the widget giving the beer a small amount of head. techinsider.io/plastic-ba…
NASA used the prototypes from the cancelled interceptor version of the SR-71 to make "a major achievement in fluid dynamics research". They mounted a liquid nitrogen cooled sensor package under the aircraft, then blew the insulation off of it at mach 3... in order to test their simulations. nasa.gov/centers/armstron…
All those movies where astronauts go out for space walks without preparation are inaccurateβ€”real astronauts have to undergo a 2.5h "pre-breathing" session, where they exercise whilst breathing pure oxygen to remove excess nitrogen from the body spaceflight.nasa.gov/stat…
"Silo-fillers disease" is the result of poisonous nitrogen oxides released after corn is put into storage under warm, moist conditions. toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bi…

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