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We’ve all grown up on Earth, but how much do we know about our home planet? Here are 10 awesome facts about the third rock from the sun.

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Via Business Insider

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This guy is 69 years old, but half of his face looks much, much older than that. He was a trucker and, for 28 years, his face received much more sunlight on the left side, resulting on premature aging. We all knew that being exposed to the sun makes you age prematurely, but seeing the dramatic difference in a single face is just stunning.

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The sun can be seen as the universal icon for all life on planet earth. Without it, there would be no life on earth. The sun is one of the most fascinating mysteries of the universe and its beauty is unparallel. However, not many of us take the time to appreciate its beauty and all it offers us. The sun could be a source of great inspiration, if we’d only stop for a moment to realize it.

Via Onextrapixel

If solar energy is eventually going to matter — that is, generate a significant portion of the nation’s electricity — the industry must overcome a major stumbling block, experts say: finding a way to store it for use when the sun isn’t shining.

Full story at The New York Times

There are some startlingly simple questions that science can’t answer. And then there are the special occasions where the universe up and does a freaking magic trick that seems to be designed by an unjust, all-powerful entity dedicated to making scientists slowly pull off their glasses while saying, “What in the hell?”

Via Cracked

Preeti Bhatia

Interesting Fact Of The Day

Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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