10 Useless Science Facts That Will Make You Interesting


Want to be the useless smart fact person in your group? Knowing irrelevant facts is a great conversation starter or way to add a fun spin to conversations.

This is also a great way to develop the art of storytelling. By framing interesting facts and information into compelling stories, you will ensure the complete attention of your audience.

Just be sure to stay away from telling facts and stories that make people uncomfortable. Either way we dare you to try to find a reason to use them!

  1. While treating pi as equal to 3.14 is often good enough, the number really continues on forever, in a seemingly random discernible pattern. If we ever find the end of the Pi number, according to some scientists, we would be able to create the perceptions of reality on demand, rather than simulate reality.
    Simply put we would discover the simulation we are living in.
  2. Space smells like a combination of diesel fuel and barbecue, because of the massive clouds of matter that come from dying stars.
  3. The popular infinity sign has a name, and it’s lemniscate.
  4. The Eiffel Tower is six inches taller in summer than winter because the extreme heat causes the metal at the base to expand, increasing its height.
  5. Tropical rainforests produces about 20% of the earths oxygen because of its dense forest and immense photosynthesis process.
  6. A teaspoonful of neutron star would weigh 6 billion tons.
  7. Hawaii moves 7.5cm closer to Alaska every year.
  8. Water can boil and freeze at the same time. Seriously, it’s called the ‘triple point’, and it occurs when the temperature and pressure is just right for the three phases (gas, liquid, and solid) of a substance to coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium.
    This video shows triple point in a vacuum.
  9. On Saturn’s moon Titan, the gravity is low enough and the atmosphere is thick enough, that by attaching small wings to your arms, you could fly like a bird.
  10. Lasers can get trapped in a waterfall.

    This is a great example of total internal reflection, and also shows how fibre optic cables work to guide the flow of light.