There are microorganisms living on the seafloor that reproduce only once every 10,000 years and have been alive for millions. These are likely the oldest living things on Earth.
Your life really does flash before your eyes when you die. A study interviewing participants with “near death” experiences found that they re-witnessed very emotional experiences again, and lost all sense of time. One subject said “It was like being there for centuries.”
In 1990, the Galileo spacecraft did a search for life on planet Earth during a flyby. It didn’t find any actual life but it did find evidence ‘strongly suggestive of life on Earth’.
Some scientists theorize that the origin of life is just the inevitable outcome of thermodynamics as a middle-step to increase overall entropy in the universe.
In 2008 a guy named Mike Merrill sold shares of his life for $1 and gives up decisions to his shareholders. He’s up to $4.50 a share.
According to a 2007 study by the University of Southern Denmark, the secret to happiness is to have low expectations of life.
One of the top things people regret when they are dying is that they worked too hard.
Four sisters have their picture taken together every year for 40 years (1975-2014).
Life is so much easier and better if you have good looks. There’s a significant correlation between height and salary for guys in the same job with the same qualifications.
Never mind aliens in outer space. Some scientists believe we may be sharing the planet with ‘weird’ lifeforms that are so different from our own they’re invisible to us: Prof Cleland calls this ethereal dimension the shadow biosphere.