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Teachers
Steve Allen (Biology, Honors Biology)
Laurie Anderson (Earth Science, Meteorology, Astronomy and Environmental Science)
Jessie Doherty (Earth Science and Biology)
Linda Embleton (Physics and Chemistry, AP Chemistry)
Brady Genther (Biology, Chemistry, and Zoology)
Tina Grossman (Biology and Chemistry)
Heather Taylor (Chemistry and Physics)
Unusual Science Facts
  • There are more than 1,000 chemicals in every cup of coffee.
  • On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2,000.
  • The silkworm moth has eleven brains.
  • Apart from humans the only land animal that cries is the elephant.
  • Hummingbirds consume half of their body weight in food everyday.
  • Shrimps' hearts are in their heads.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of their life.
  • Only female mosquitoes bite.
  • Sneezes can travel up to 100mph.
  • The petals of the world's largest flower are 1.5 feet long.
  • A cockroach can live for nine days without its head.
  • A human heart beats 100,000 times a day.
  • The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
  • Fleas can jump 130 times higher than their own height.
  • 100 years ago: The first virus was found in both plants and animals.
  • 90 years ago: The Grand Canyon became a national monument & Cellophane was invented.
  • 80 years ago: The food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented.
  • 70 years ago: The teletype and PVC (polyvinyl-chloride) were invented.
  • 60 years ago: Otto Hahn discovered nuclear fission by splitting uranium, Teflon was invented.
  • 50 years ago: Velcro was invented.
  • 40 years ago: An all-female population of lizards was discovered in Armenia.
  • 30 years ago: The computer mouse was invented.
  • 20 years ago: First test-tube baby born in England, Pluto's moon, Charon, was discovered.
  • 10 years ago: First patent for a genetically-engineered mouse was issued to Harvard Medical School.
  • 5 years ago: The first successful cloning of human embryo.