Nov 28, 2019

Random Thursday

Time for more fun and unusual factoids from Weird But True by Leslie Gilbert Elman! I wish there was some sort of table of contents for this one! I do like how the facts are so far pretty organized and in their groupings. But more of themed sections with breaks would've been nice.

(image borrowed from Smithsonian Ocean)
Parasites attach themselves to the Greenland shark's eyes, damaging the corneas and making it blind. It's not as bad as it sounds as the shark tends to live in pitch black waters. The shark will use its other senses to detect prey, and he's not a picky eater either.

I mean, is any shark a picky eater?

(image borrowed from Microbe Wiki)
Picrophilus torridus is a microbe that lives in extremely hot springs in Japan. Its name means "acid loving" and "hot" for the Picrophilus torridus respectively. They live in hot conditions with a pH of near zero. These microbes could strip the skin from your bones if given the chance.


(image borrowed from Universe Today)
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory created the highest temperature ever recorded in the universe; 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature that's 250,000 times hotter than the core of the sun.

Damn, and I thought 100 degrees was bad! Lol.

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)
When something is cold, molecules within it will move slower whereas when it is heated, the molecules move faster. But getting molecules to stop entirely is something that is harder to do. This can happen if you bring them to absolute zero on the Kelvin temperature scale. But physicists haven't been to to create an absolute zero yet, as it can only exist under controlled conditions.

(image borrowed from Yahoo Lifestyle Australia)
There's an accepted concept of absolute zero among scientists with regard to temperature, however, there is no universally accepted concept of absolute hotness.

True. The Avengers all have their level of hotness! LOL!

1 comment:

  1. I actually heard that about Greenland sharks not too long ago in a documentary on sharks!!


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