The banana introduced to the American public the late 19th century was a different variety than the one we eat now.

That fruit, called the Gros Michel, was better-tasting, bigger, and tougher (no bags or boxes in this scene!) than the Cavendish variety we now eat. But the banana industry’s reliance on a Gros Michel monoculture—and poor environmental practices—led to that variety’s total extinction as a commercial product by about 1960.

The same fate now awaits the Cavendish, as a new disease devastates global crops once again. Lesson not learned.

Hubble Space Telescope spots the most distant galaxy yet, existed just 400 million years after the Big Bang, breaking cosmic distance record.

Troll A is the tallest structure ever moved by mankind.

The Troll A platform has an overall height of 472 metres (1,549 ft) and weighs 683,600 tons (1.2 million tons with ballast).

The platform stands on the sea floor 303 metres (994 feet) below the surface of the sea and one of the continuous-slip-formed concrete cylindrical legs (the leg containing the import and export risers) has an elevator that takes over nine minutes to travel from the platform above the waves to the sea floor.

Who are the smartest people on earth?

An intelligence quotient, or IQ, is a score derived from one of several standardized tests designed to assess intelligence.

When current IQ tests are developed, the median raw score of the norming sample is defined as IQ 100 and scores each standard deviation (SD) up or down are defined as 15 IQ points greater or less, although this was not always so historically. By this definition, approximately 95 percent of the population scores an IQ between 70 and 130, which is within two standard deviations of the mean.

IQ scores are used as predictors of educational achievement, special needs, job performance and income. They are also used to study IQ distributions in populations and the correlations between IQ and other variables.

What happens after you die?

Take a look at this video by AsapSCIENCE, to find out according to science, what happens after we die…