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TRIVIAS The largest of modern constellations is Hydra.

Everything moves: Planets move within the Solar System, which moves within Milky Way Galaxy, which moves within The Local Group of Galaxies, which moves towards Virgo Cluster. Venus and Uranus are the only planets that rotate clockwise (retrograde rotation.) On Mercury during the day, the Sun rises, stops, about-turns and eventually sets where it rose. The amygdala (pronounced uh-MIG-duh-luh). This almond-shaped and size portion of the brain helps us decide whether to fight, take flight or simply be afraid. Scientists also believe the amygdala helps form long-term memories, especially those tied to strong emotions.

Hair grows faster in the summer than in winter, just like your nails do 10 million people around the world have a birthday on the same day as you. You can get bloodshot eyes from a sneeze Babies are born far sighted - their eyes start to focus properly between 3 to 6 months of age. Men have more blood in their circulatory system than women and more red blood cells. Milky Way Galaxy on collision course with Andromeda Galaxy Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton. Laughter is a proven way to lose weight During thinking, we use on about 35% of our brains Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion. The Dead Sea is so dense with salt, you can easily float on it without drowning Pepsi was originally sold as a medicine that aided in digestion

SAYINGS A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. Albert Einstein Science and Scientists Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. Marcus Aurelius What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on. Jacques Yves Cousteau The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. Bruce Feirstein Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. Thomas Huxley The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth. Irving Langmuir

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be. Charles Pierce Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl Sagan I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. Edward Teller I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than

knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research. It is certainly true that principles cannot be more securely founded than on experience and consciously clear thinking. It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase man's blessings. Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours... in order that the creations of our minds shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. It must be conceded that a theory has an important advantage if its basic concepts and fundamental hypotheses are 'close to experience,' and greater confidence in such a theory is certainly justified. There is less danger of going completely astray, particularly since it takes so much less time and effort to disprove such theories by experience. Yet more and more, as the depth of our knowledge increases, we must give up this advantage in our quest for logical simplicity in the foundations of physical theory Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. One should earn one's living by work of which one is sure one is capable. Only when we do not have to be accountable to anybody can we find joy in scientific endeavor. Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the actions of people. For this reason, a research scientist will hardly be inclined to believe that events could be influenced by a prayer, ie by a wish addressed to a supernatural Being. However, it must be admitted that our actual knowledge of these laws is only imperfect and fragmentary, so that, actually, the belief in the existence of basic all-embracing laws in Nature also rests on a sort of faith. All the same this faith has been largely justified so far by the success of scientific research. The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest possible number of hypotheses or axioms. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you dont know why or how. The mere formulation of a problem is often far more essential than its

solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science Albert The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap Albert Einstein