Science trivia can be fun to learn and share with your friends. There is
all types of science trivia out there – chemistry, biology, botany,
physics, earth science, etc. When reading science trivia, you may come across
some interesting facts you never knew!
Do you know the name of the person credited with inventing the classification
system of all the animals and plants on the planet? It was Carl Linnaeus.
What was the name of the manuscript Charles Darwin published in 1859? It
was called On the Origin of Species. You probably already knew that bit
of science trivia. But do you know on what islands Charles Darwin the discrepancy
between the developments of different species of finches? It was the Galapagos
What was the name of the scientist in charge of the Manhattan Project during
World War II? His name was J. Robert Oppenheimer. How about the man who
was credited with discovering the geocentric theory of the universe? That
distinction was given to philosopher Ptolemy.
Do you like astronomy, the study of the stars and planets? Have you ever
heard of the Dresden Codex? It shows early records of solar eclipse tables,
comet movement and planets documented by members of the Mayan civilization.
The Egyptians were also known as early astronomers. They were the first
ones to set up the 24-hour day and our calendar with 365 days. It is also
believed that the alignment of the great Pyramids allowed the Egyptians
to make observations of the stars and planets. Do know what civilization
was the first to record a solar eclipse? It was the Chinese in 2136 BC.
They were also the first ones to record a supernova and the first to record
a comet. The Chaldeans of Mesopotamia were the first people to set up the
star alignment that is now used in the Zodiac.