World’s Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spoken

This beautifully illustrated infographic (below), designed by South China Morning Post graphic director Alberto Lucas Lopéz, shows the most widely spoken known languages ​​in the world and the places where they are spoken by the 6.3 billion people included in the study. Based on documents collected from the Ethnologue database, the infographic illustrates the many … Read more

This 400-Year-Old Greenland Shark Was Likely Born Around 1620

Greenland sharks are now the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, according to scientists. The researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine the age of 28 of the animals and estimated that a female was around 400 years old. Lead author Julius Nielsen, a marine biologist from the University of Copenhagen, said: “We had our expectations that we … Read more

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

The internal mechanism of Patek Philippe watches Naturally occurring perfect cubes of Pyrite Melted glass in a fire damaged building This is what a child’s skull looks like before losing its baby teeth The symmetry of this cabbage Ground after a lightning strike Bridge over icy water Cross-section of an undersea cable A bottle of … Read more

The 8 Most Expensive Materials On Earth

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8. LSD – $3,000 per gram 7. Plutonium – $4,000 per gram 6. Painite – $9,000 per gram 5. Taaffeite – $20,000 per gram or $4,000 per carat 4. Tritium – $30,000 per gram 3. Diamond – $55,000 per gram 2. Californium – $25-27 million per gram 1. Antimatter – $62.5 trillion per gram Bonus: … Read more