Some bacteria can move twice as fast as a cheetah in terms of body length per second and have biological motors that can rotate up to 17000 RPM. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Microwave ovens DON’T heat food using the β€œresonant frequency” of water. They work by causing polar molecules (water is one, and so are some fats) to rotate back and forth quickly in an oscillating electromagnetic field, producing molecular vibrations (heat). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die…
Even though Jupiter is a massive planet, a day on Jupiter only lasts about 5 hours because it's rotating at 28,000 MPH. By comparison, Earth rotates at only 1,000 MPH. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jup…
Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization developed six lists of twenty-one (21) names for tropical storms and hurricanes that rotate each year. Each letter of the alphabet has a name for a storm except Q, U, X, Y, and Z. Right now, we are on letter C, Cristobal. farmersalmanac.com/hurric…
A day on Venus lasts longer than a year. It takes 243 Earth days to rotate on its axis once, but only 225 to rotate around the sun. space-facts.com/venus/
It takes 243 Earth-days for Venus to rotate about its axis, yet it takes 225 Earth-days for Venus to orbit the sun. That means that, on Venus, a day takes longer than a year. theplanets.org/venus/
On average, the sun rotates on its axis once every 27 days. However, its equator spins the fastest and takes about 24 days to rotate, while the poles take more than 30 days nasa.gov/mission_pages/su…
Today I learned of all felines, the Margay (tree ocelot), native to Central and South America, is most adapted for a true arboreal life.It is the only cat to possess the ability to rotate its hind legs 180Β°, enabling it to run head-first down trees like squirrels.It can also hang from a branch by one hind foot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned about the Book Wheel. A 16th century invention that could hold various books at any given time for readers to rotate through and choose from. The seated reader could use hand or foot controls to move to the desired book. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Neutron star PSR J1748-2446 is the fastest spinning celestial object in the universe. The star rotates 716 times every second, so its equator moves at about 25% the speed of light. It is also 50 trillion times the density of lead and has a magnetic field a trillion times stronger than the Sun’s. astronomy.com/magazine/we…
The planet Venus orbits the sun faster than it rotates. In other words, days are longer than years on Venus. space-facts.com/venus/
The planet Venus takes 243 Earth days to rotate just once on its axis. Yet it fully orbits the sun in 225 Earth days. This fact makes 1 day on Venus last longer than its year. solarsystem.nasa.gov/plan…
Malaysia has an unusual rotating monarchy, where the top job rotates between nine hereditary state rulers every five years. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
We always see one side of the Moon, but it does rotate. It also takes approximately 27 days for the moon to rotate once on its axis. As a result, the moon does not seem to be spinning but appears to observers from Earth to be keeping almost perfectly still. space.com/24871-does-the-…
Astronomers discovered that all disk galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter their size. astronomy.com/news/2018/0…
Venus' day is longer than its year and rotates backwards. space-facts.com/venus/
Goats' horizontal pupils rotate to always be parallel to the ground youtube.com/watch?v=RG894…
The eyes of goats, deer, horses, and sheep rotate as they bend their head down to eat, keeping the rectangular pupil aligned with the ground. youtube.com/watch?time_co…
Today I learned of the Olds Elevator, which looks like a normal Archimedes screw elevator but rotates the casing instead of the shaft. youtube.com/watch?v=-fu03…
Fishers, a fierce and furry animal resembling a European polecat, climb trees like a cat but are able, thanks to hind feet that can rotate almost 180 degrees, to climb down headfirst. That trick helps them kill porcupines by attacking the quilled animal's non-quilled head from above. phys.org/news/2018-02-app…
Clockwise is the way that it is because sundials in the northern hemisphere that clocks replaced naturally rotate that direction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
Microwave ovens do not heat food by operating at a special resonance of water molecules. Instead, in a phenomenon known as dielectric heating, molecules in food rotate as they try to align themselves with the alternating electric field, colliding with other molecules and heating the food. wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2014…
Venus rotates so slowly, you could watch the sunset forever just by walking. nasa.gov/mediacast/gravit…
If you look at a white background on an LCD screen you should be able to see a very faint little yellow and blue cross (which rotates as you tilt your head side to side), due to humans being weakly sensitive to polarised light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Toilets and drains DO NOT rotate differently in the southern and northern hemisphere snopes.com/fact-check/cor…
The moon orbits the Earth once every 27.322 days. It also takes approximately 27 days for the moon to rotate once on its axis. As a result, the moon does not seem to be spinning but appears to observers from Earth to be keeping almost perfectly still. Scientists call this synchronous rotation. space.com/24871-does-the-…
The fastest spinning star discovered is a pulsar named PSR J1748βˆ’2446ad and is part of a globular cluster called Terzan 5 in the constellation Sagittarius 18,000 light-years from Earth. It rotates at 24% of the speed of light or 716 times per second at its equator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSR…
We always see the same side of the Moon, because it rotates at the same rate it revolves around the Earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nea…
The Earth rotates so fast that snipers have to adjust accordingly taking into consideration the Coriolis Effect or the EΓΆtvΓΆs Effect (in the linked video the guy actually explains the EΓΆtvΓΆs Effect) youtube.com/watch?v=jX7dc…
The neutron star 'PSR J1748-2446ad' rotates on its axis 716 times per second, and is the fastest spinning known neutron star. At its equator, it spins at 24 percent of the speed of light. everipedia.org/wiki/PSR_J…
Today I learned about the Pulfrich effect, which creates a 3-D film or video if a dark lens is placed over a single eye and the image pans or rotates. It was popular in the 1980s and '90s and used for events such as the '89 Super Bowl halftime show and the '93 Doctor Who charity special Dimensions in Time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pul…
If while standing, you raise and slowly rotate your right foot in a clockwise circle, and then write the number 6 in the air with your right handβ€”your right foot will suddenly shift in the opposite direction. This is due to how your brain codes for movements on the same side of your body. thenakedscientists.com/ar…
Venus rotates so slowly, you can keep the sunset in the same place and watch sunset forever just by walking. nasa.gov/mediacast/gravit…
Today I learned of an armored vehicle prototype invented by Preston Tucker in 1930s. Tucker Tiger, as it was called, was entirely bulletproof, had air conditioning, and a turret that could rotate 360 degrees. Its maximum speed was 114 mph, but it was rejected by the Army because they felt it was too fast. autoweek.com/article/car-…
In Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, humanoid robots are used to direct traffic. "The giant robots are solar-powered, have chests that rotate and are equipped with cameras that send real-time information back to the police station". npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
It’s quicker for airplanes to fly from west to east due to the direction that the earth rotates youtu.be/3gNkgj9h2oM
That Earth rotates once on its axis every 23 hours and 56 minutes, not 24 hours. spaceplace.nasa.gov/days/…
The Earth actually does 366.24 rotations per year instead of the widely understood 365.25. This is due to our orbit of the sun requiring that we actually rotate about 1 degree extra every day as we go about 1 degree around our orbit of the sun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Uranus has a magnetic field that "flickers" because the magnetic field is so off-kilter with its rotational axis that magnetic lines will snap apart and reconnect as it rotates. According to one astronomer, "Uranus is a geometric mess." upportunityu.com/uranus-m…
Venus takes 243 Earth-days to rotate on its axis. The Venusian year β€” the time it takes to orbit the sun β€” is about 225 Earth-days long. Normally, that would mean that days on Venus would be longer than years. amp.space.com/44-venus-se…
The fastest spinning Neutron star known to man, rotates at 716 complete rotations per second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu…
Today I learned of so-called anticyclonic tornadoes that rotate the "wrong" way. These are rarer, much weaker and form from a different process than cyclonic tornadoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
:Toast falling off a plate lands butter-side down almost 2/3 of the time.It’s nothing to do with one side being buttered, its that as the toast goes over the edge of the plate, it starts to rotate, but the spin-rate is too slow to bring the butter-side up again by the time it hits the floor articles.immediate.co.uk/…
The Ribbon Halfbeak rotates its tail 90 degrees around its body's longitudinal axis in order to fly phys.org/news/2017-07-tai…
The harder you throw an 18th century Tomahawk, the slower it rotates. Applies to knives too. youtube.com/watch?v=pJI2D…
The turntable in your microwave switches directions every time it's used so that it can rotate a heavier load. nytimes.com/2013/04/16/sc…
Shuttlecocks, the projectiles used in Badminton, are made from feathers taken from only the left wing of a bird; this ensures they rotate counter-clockwise. wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttl…
Today I learned about the US Army's "Intelligence Support Activity", a unit so secret that they ofically stopped existing in 1989 and every two years they rotate codenames, some known are "Centra Spike" and "Gray Fox". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
The Colossal Squid has rotating hooks on its tentacles. Each tentacle hook sits on a short stalk, flush with the inner surface of the tentacle club, in a flattened depression β€” this allows the flattened 'back' surface of the hook to rotate. The hooks can rotate right round, through 360 degrees. squid.tepapa.govt.nz/anat…
The belief that water rotates in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemisphere is largely a misconception en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The bezel on a dive watch only rotates counterclockwise- The reason for this is so that if the bezel is bumped accidentally during a dive, it will only move one direction, subtracting time from the dive and prompting the diver to end his dive early. gearpatrol.com/2011/07/20…
, Venus has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar System and rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets (meaning the Sun would rise in the west and set in the east). It does not have any natural satellites. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and b en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
On Venus, a day is longer than a year. It takes 225 Earth days to orbit the sun, but it takes 243 Earth days to rotate about its axis. theplanets.org/venus/
A concert harp has 7 foot pedals. Each of the pedals rotate discs on the top of the harp which change the pitch of all the strings of that same note. One harp can have over 1,400 moving parts inside of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
A Venus year is shorter than 2 Venus days. And that's just because it rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets. If it would rotate in the usual direction a day would last more than 13 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
The entire space station rotates before undocking if the Soyuz is docked below the station youtu.be/-l7MM9yoxII?t=25…
The 125 ton restaurant at the top of the Space Needle rotates using a 1.5 hp electric motor. spaceneedle.com/about-us/…
High tide to high tide takes 12 hours and 25 minutes. That is because as the Earth rotates, the moon moves too and it takes 24 hours and 50 minutes before the moon is directly overhead. oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/ed…
The differential mechanism on cars is what allows each will to rotate freely from the other, while still providing power to both. When one wheel is spinning too slowly, the differential will keep driving the other without skidding. No torque is lost, and tires aren’t shredded when you turn! geek.com/geek-cetera/a-br…
The sun does not rotate as a solid body but that the equator rotates faster than the poles universetoday.com/60192/d…
A meager 1.1 hp motor is all that is needed to rotate The Seattle Space Needle's "Sky City" restaurant once every 47 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
The "Bond minicar" had no reverse gear, but could go backwards by stopping the (two stroke) engine and restarting it to rotate in the opposite direction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
The back of the British two pound coin has 17 gears linked concentrically to symbolize the history of technological achievement. But, because the design contains an odd number of gears, the gears would not be able to rotate in reality. youtu.be/5Mf0JpTI_gg?t=57…
European carousels rotate clockwise; American merry-go-rounds go counterclockwise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
The bezel on a dive watch only rotates counterclockwise so that if the bezel is bumped accidentally during a dive, it will only move one direction, subtracting time from the dive and prompting the diver to end his dive early. mydivewatch.com/unibezel.…
Bacteria move their tail (flagellum) by rotating it in a similar fashion to how an electric motor is able to rotate. youtube.com/watch?v=cwDRZ…
A 100-million-year-old insect trapped in amber has been found that defines a new order. These now-extinct creatures are thought to have been able to secrete a chemical repellant and rotate their heads 180 degrees smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
A day on Venus lasts longer than a year: It takes 243 Earth days to rotate once on its axis. The planet's orbit around the Sun takes 225 Earth days, compared to the Earth's 365. space-facts.com/venus/
Some galaxies such as NGC 7331 have been observed to have central bulges which rotate in the opposite direction of their outer disks. arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/96…
Old-fashioned windmills could rotate 360 degrees to optimally harness the wind power. youtu.be/3STOY9DEi2s?t=14…
We don't fully understand what causes air to rotate to cause a tornado scied.ucar.edu/shortconte…
There are wooden "mirror" machines that can rotate to accurately reflect images in front of them. (VIDEO) youtube.com/watch?v=1ZPJ0…
There was a breed of dog called a "Turnspit Dog". It was placed into a large wheel like a hamster or gerbil wheel. The wheel drove a belt connected to a turn-spit in a fireplace to rotate the meat on the turn spit. This breed is now extinct. theinfolist.com/html/en/t…
Venus rotates clockwise. The rest of the planets rotate anti-clockwise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
The planet Uranus actually rotates sideways and "rolls" around the sun rather than "spinning" like the other planets. youtu.be/1Az0L_HiGvA
An Archerfish rotates its eyes to lock onto prey (i.e. insects), has its lips break the surface, and squirts a jet of water. It contracts its gills so the water at the rear travels faster than at the front, causing it to become a blob directly before impact. They can shoot prey 3-6 feet away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Some parts of a helicase protein can rotate up to 10000 RPM, as fast as a jet engine, depending upon the organism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
A day is longer than a year on Venus, it takes 243 days to rotate, and 224.7 days to orbit the sun. coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.e…
Earth has a magnetic field because of a molten iron core that rotates in the opposite direction of the outer core vs. Mars which has solid core that does not rotate universetoday.com/14702/w…
There is a deep-sea fish called "Barreleye" that has a transparent head and green cylindrical eyes that can rotate. mbari.org/barreleye-fish-…
Neutron stars, despite being incredibly massive, rotate once per second - and can rotate even faster if they have a binary twin theconversation.com/expla…
Sidereal day, the time it takes the earth to rotate once, varies from a solar day by 3.93 minutes. The time difference is due to the amount the earth moves in its orbit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid…
Cats always land on their feet because they rotate the two halves of their body differently. sciencealert.com/13-amazi…
In a survey conducted in 2011, almost a 3rd of all Russians (32%) believed that the sun rotates around the Earth. reuters.com/article/2011/…
Hurricanes rotate counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Nintendo gave away free gaming gloves to victims of palm blisters due to Mario Party minigames that required the player to rotate the analog stick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Grazing animals' eyes rotate to stay level with the horizon npr.org/sections/health-s…
The bombardier beetle can shoot boiling-hot, foul-smelling liquid from a gland that can rotate 270 degrees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bom…
Protestant and Catholics rotate the Presidency of the Hibernian Hall in Charleston, SC nps.gov/nr/travel/charles…
Squirrels can rotate their ankles 180 degrees, can see peripherally in perfect vision, and greet their nest-mates by nuzzling and 'kissing' at the end of the day. nytimes.com/2010/07/06/sc…
Uranus is unique because of the way it rotates on its side. io9.gizmodo.com/5847495/h…
Today I learned of Betz's Law, which states that regardless of the design of the wind turbine, the maximum energy that a wind turbine may extract is 59.3% of the kinetic energy in the wind that causes the turbine to rotate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
The horizontal pupils of sheep, goats, and horses rotate to stay parallel to the horizon theconversation.com/revea…
The same side of the Moon is always facing the Earth due to 'tidal locking'. The Moon rotates at the exact same speed as it takes to orbit the Earth (28 days). spaceanswers.com/deep-spa…
Seal isn't slang for seal lion; a seal's flippers are more adapted for water so they must move like a caterpillar whereas a sea lion's flippers can rotate to allow to walk on land. An easy way to tell them apart: sea lions have external ear flaps while a seal does''t. nmlc.org/2011/06/whats-th…
The planet Venus does not tilt, so consequently, it has no seasons. It is the only planet that rotates clock-wise. cseligman.com/text/sky/ot…
Not all planets rotate in the same direction of Earth. For example, Venus rotates counterclockwise and Uranus rotates in a "horizontal" axis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axi…
The Earth rotates 361 degrees every 24 hours, not 360! astronomynotes.com/nakede…
The Hubble space telescope turns in space using a set of miniature "fly wheels" which turn in the opposite direction it wants to rotate. askamathematician.com/201…
The "Axis" powers of WWII were named as such because Mussolini declared that all other European countries would from then on rotate on the Rome–Berlin axis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axi…

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