Humans share 50% DNA with bananas.. and other fascinating facts

In the UK, in order to inspire youngsters to pick a career in science and engineering, a group of teachers has chosen some amazing and amusing facts facts, posting them up in parks, chippies and skate parks.

The project has been organised with The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair to be held at Birmingham NEC on March 13-16 next year.

Amongst the fascinating facts, there are also the following:
  • Humans share 50% of our DNA with a banana.
  • The entire internet weighs about the same as one large strawberry.
  • The Inca measurement of time was based on how long it took to boil a potato.
  • Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
  • There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people alive on Earth.


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