Believing in science is important, and when a fact is irrefutable, researched, and peer-reviewed, we should all accept that it’s true.
That doesn’t mean we have to like it, though.
Here are 17 people who have a beef with one scientific fact or another, and their reasons are pretty darn good.
17. We have no idea what’s down there.
The fact that 80% of the ocean is unexplored.
All of that vast ocean… and we have no idea what’s in it.
16. Well that’s terrible.
Pandas often have twins, but usually the mother can only manage to care for one, so the other is abandoned.
Giant panda cubs can’t even open their eyes until they’re 6 weeks old, and can’t move around until they’re 3 months.
Poor little guys.
15. We won’t be around to see it either way.
The universe was theorized to either slam back together after many more billions of years and possibly create a new Big Bang, or just die by expanding away from everything else and getting colder and colder until atom basically stop moving.
I think its called the Big Chill. Guess which one sounds worse. You pick the Big Chill? Well thats the one scientists believe is the one thats gonna happen.
14. The face I am making right now.
Otters are not as nice as the look.
Male otters sometimes hold pups ransom to force their mothers to give up some of their food
They kill for fun, like a bunch of sociopaths,
One of them grabbed a baby harbor seal (with their fangs) and raped it to death.
11 percent of sea otters found dead on the California coast from 1998 to 2001 were killed, at least in part, by trauma associated with mating.
Also, they are necrophiles.
13. Makes you feel safe, doesn’t it.
Carbon fiber is extremely strong, but only when forces are applied in the direction of the fibers. If you apply the force perpendicular to the fibers, a carbon fiber will split easily.
So you either have to figure out where the forces will be and position the fibers of a carbon fiber part in that direction or settle for a sometimes weaker metal part, which can withstand forces in all directions.
12. Females always getting the short end of the stick.
Felines (and some other animals) have barbed penises which make intercourse extremely painful for females. Females will even try to escape because it causes so much pain.
Unfortunately the spikes are necessary to stimulate ovulation, so it’s unavoidable for reproduction.
11. It’s simple math.
Bigger people, be it taller or fatter are more likely to develop cancer than someone smaller. If anyone doesn’t know what cancer actually is it’s what happens when a cell divides incorrectly and it begins to reproduce at very high speeds.
The more cells someone has the more likely they are to develop cancer. This is not taking any exposure to a substance that can cause cancer into consideration.
10. I would very much never like to find out.
That you can get a blockage in your bowels and die crapping out of your mouth.
9. We so want it to be possible.
That nothing can go faster than the speed of light. I sucks because it make space exploration like in SciFi impossible. And yes I know that there might be ways around it or stuff like wormholes but right now they aren’t really possible.
There is tons of cool stuff we might be able to do in the future. Send seed ships to other solar system. Make generation ship to closer ones. Colonise and terraforming the solar system. Make drone exploration ship.
But actually go from system to system like in star wars, star trek and a million other show. Not an option and might very well never be.
8. We should be more careful.
Materials that are really useful, but extremely harmful.
Asbestos is an amazing material, if it didn’t cause cancer then freakin everything should be made of it. Lightweight, strong for its density, entirely fireproof, and extremely carcinogenic.
Lead paint and leaded gasoline is just plain better, real shame lead is so poisonous because otherwise you’d never want to use the lead-free versions of those things.
Carbon nanotubes, while not something that currently has practical application, probably never will because like asbestos they cause cancer. It is outstanding what that stuff is capable of, but breathing in broken material will absolutely give you cancer.
I’m sure there are some others I’m forgetting.
7. There are ways to deal with it.
Trauma stays with you for the rest of your life.
There are ways to help overcome it but it never truly leaves and will always keep affecting you to a degree.
6. That sounds unpleasant for all involved.
Animals, like Hamsters, have more babies then their bodies (nipples) can feed.
In order to save the others from competing with each other, the mother will eat any additional young, alive.
5. Really? That’s the thing?
Friction does not depend on surface area but instead on normal force on that surface and friction coefficient.
Drives me mad. If I could ask god one thing it’d be to change this.
4. Not-so-fun facts.
“Increasing number of people are unknowingly spreading HIV because they don’t get regular STI check ups”
– Doctors when I get STI check ups.
3. That sounds terrible.
There have been only 3 people who had died out of the earth.
They were the crew of the Soyuz 11. There have been recorded details about the mission, mostly graphic.
You know something was very serious when even the USSR doesn’t even bother covering it.
Yep, even the USA learned about it the second they heard about it.
2. But only if you’re not blind.
That being blind is akin to trying to watch the back of your head, you simply can’t, blind people don’t see black, they literally see nothing.
It’s a terrifying thought.
1. This really is the worst.
Things that taste good are bad for you.
In 1948, the Framingham Heart Study enrolled more than 5,000 residents of Framingham, Massachusetts, to participate in a long-term study of risk factors for heart disease. (Very long term—the study is now enrolling the grandchildren of the original volunteers.)
It and subsequent ambitious and painstaking epidemiological studies have shown that one’s risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain kinds of cancer and other health problems increases in a dose-dependent manner upon exposure to delicious food.
Steak, salty French fries, eggs Benedict, triple-fudge brownies with whipped cream—turns out they’re killers. Sure, some tasty things are healthy—blueberries, snow peas, nuts and maybe even (oh, please) red wine.
But on balance, human taste preferences evolved during times of scarcity, when it made sense for our hunter-gatherer ancestors to gorge on as much salt and fat and sugar as possible. In the age of Hostess pies and sedentary lifestyles, those cravings aren’t so adaptive.
Me? Why can’t time travel actually work? I have things to do.
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