31 Science Facts You’ll Wish You’d Known Earlier

The world (and the somewhat large area around it) continue to surprise us. Our range of focus can become very constricted. Take a moment to push those boundaries with these 31 facts. Some of them you may know already, and some of them may knock you back in your chair.


31. Space has a smell

And apparently it smells kind of bad. This isn’t a thought experiment, it’s actually an observation that’s been made by astronauts. Space is full of compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, a product of star death. After space walks, residents of the International Space Station report that their suits, after collecting some of these hydrocarbons, smell like burned meat.

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