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British Science Week – #BSW15

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It’s British Science Week this week (previously known as Science & Engineering Week) – a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

We thought we’d start the week off with some fun science facts…

  • It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  • A medium-sized cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 80 elephants
  • A single bolt of lightning contains enough energy to cook 100,000 pieces of toast
  • In an average lifetime, human skin completely replaces itself 900 times
  • A red blood cell can make a complete circuit of your body in 20 seconds
  • An electric eel can produce a shock of up to 650 volts
  • If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea
  • Women blink nearly twice as often as men
  • The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9,000 ‘lead’ pencils
  • Hot water freezes faster than cold water

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For more on British Science Week visit the website or check them out on Twitter and Facebook:

http://www.britishscienceweek.org/

https://twitter.com/ScienceWeekUK

https://www.facebook.com/ScienceWeekUK

Thinking about STEM careers? Check out these links:

http://www.wherestemcantakeyou.co.uk/

http://www.stemgraduates.co.uk/

By Carol Vaughan, Information Services Co-ordinator, UWS Careers & Employability Service

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