Added on: 24th Jun 2015
In India pregnant women are sometimes kept indoors during an eclipse
for fear that their babies will be born with cleft lips.
The same men who discovered the sun’s source of power helped
build the atomic bomb.
IT WILL MAKE YOU SNEEZE
25% of people sneeze when exposed to sunlight.
THE ATTISHOO SYNDROME
That sneezing thing we just talked about? Well, it’s a real problem to
people like fighter pilots. In fact, it has been dubbed the attishoo syndrome.
Tromso, in the far north of Norway, receives the same amount of
annual sunlight as the tropics except all within a 10 week period.
IT IS HEAVY
Well, technically it’s massive. In fact, it accounts for about 99%
of the mass of the entire solar system.
If it weren’t for the sun, then comets wouldn’t leave a trail of icy particles
that always point away from the sun. Why away?
It’s a celestial breeze made up of electrons and protons that have
escaped from the Sun’s gravity and it is responsible for blowing
those comet tails away from the sun.