Giant Panda's have extremely tiny babies, only 1/900th the size of an adult Panda. In the wild, if the mother has twins, she will usually abandon the weaker baby because she can only raise one at a time. In captivity, staff will rotate the babies between the mother and incubator every few hours. bbcearth.com/blog/?articl…
In 1936, Joseph Stalin replaced the two-headed eagle on top of the Spasskaya Tower with a red star because he wanted to remove all evidence of the former Tsarist period. The star also rotates in 360Β°. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Light can be circularly polarized. Instead of oscillating up and down in a single plane, the light rotates in a spiral. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
A teaspoon of neutron star material would weigh around a billion tons and that neutron stars can rotate as fast as 600 times per second astronomy.swin.edu.au/cos…
Of Rotary Jails, huge rotating carosel like jails that would "store" inmates in a large machine that would rotate to let them in and out. They were phased out partially due to inmates limbs being sheared off by the rotation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
That, by the time dinosaurs roamed on Earth, our planet took 23 hours to rotate on its axis. space.com/amp/24871-does-…
An orbital ring is a concept of an enormous artificial ring placed around the Earth that rotates at an angular rate that is faster than the rotation of the Earth, to keep it stable. It is intended to be used as a space station, a high speed transport system, or a space launch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orb…
There are two planets in the solar system that rotate east to west, those being Venus and Uranus. Venus has an axial tilt of 3 degrees, nearly spinning upright. Thus, this affects their orbit shape, and making their orbits nearly circular shaped while others are more oval shaped. solarsystem.nasa.gov/plan…
In the event of an engine failure, a helicopter can safely land in autorotation. The airflow caused by the fall rotates the blades and brakes the aircraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…
Your eyeball can not only look up, down, left, and right, but rotate on its axis. This helps keep an image stable on the retina while you rotate your head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The Moon Rotates on it's Axis "completing a rotation once every 27.3 days; the confusion is caused because it also takes the same period to orbit the Earth, so that it keeps the same side facing us." space.com/24871-does-the-…
Venus rotates extremely slowly. It completes one rotation in 243 Earth days β€” the longest day of any planet in our solar system, even longer than a whole year on Venus. solarsystem.nasa.gov/plan…
Kiiking is a unique sport invented in Estonia that has a person start in a standing position on a swing and attempt to rotate all the way around the pivot of the swing, being propelled only by an alternating squatting and standing position. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kii…
Goats can rotate their eyes so that their rectangular pupils stay horizontal with the ground when bending over to eat. zmescience.com/ecology/an…
Your eyeballs can rotate not only up/down and left/right, but also rotate counter/clockwise researchgate.net/figure/R…
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…
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/
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…
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/
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The planet Venus orbits the sun faster than it rotates. In other words, days are longer than years on Venus. space-facts.com/venus/
Astronomers discovered that all disk galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter their size. astronomy.com/news/2018/0…
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…
Venus' day is longer than its year and rotates backwards. space-facts.com/venus/
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-…
Toilets and drains DO NOT rotate differently in the southern and northern hemisphere snopes.com/fact-check/cor…
Goats' horizontal pupils rotate to always be parallel to the ground youtube.com/watch?v=RG894…
Venus rotates so slowly, you could watch the sunset forever just by walking. nasa.gov/mediacast/gravit…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
Venus rotates so slowly, you can keep the sunset in the same place and watch sunset forever just by walking. nasa.gov/mediacast/gravit…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
The fastest spinning Neutron star known to man, rotates at 716 complete rotations per second. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu…
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…

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