Creation Facts that Preach

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20

God is great enough to have created the universe, and good enough to love mercy. Talk about awesome.

My wife is a middle school science teacher for a local Christian school, so I am always fascinated by her knowledge of creation and, therefore her love for it and her Maker. So, this post – Creation Facts that Preach – honors her and the Maker of Heaven and earth, particularly in light of our anniversary coming up!

The human eye is so sensitive that, if the Earth were flat, you could spot a candle in the dark from 20 miles away.

Babies are always born with blue eyes.

Babies start dreaming even before they’re born.

Our lungs are large enough in surface area to cover a tennis court.

There are more stars in our universe than grains of sand on all our beaches.

There are more nerve connections in your brain than there are stars in the galaxy.

The deepest part of the ocean is so deep that if Mount Everest were placed at the very bottom, the peak would still be submerged by a mile of water.


A recreation of the famous 1968 “Earthrise” photo taken by astronaut William Anders on the Apollo 8 mission. In the new image, the Moon’s surface is based on data from the Lunar Reconaissance Mission, the clouds on Earth are based on the Environmental Science Services Administration 7 satellite from December 24, 1968, and the land surface comes from the Earth Observatory’s Terra MODIS Blue Marble. (NASA) [High resolution version]

If the sun were hollow, it could hold a million earths.

If you shrunk the Sun down to the size of a white blood cell and shrunk the Milky Way Galaxy down using the same scale, it would be the size of the continental United States.

The sun gives off more energy every second than one billion major cities would produce in one year.

To get blood up to its head, a giraffe’s blood pressure is 360 over 210 in human terms. That means it has to have a complex system of valves to keep it from passing out every time it bends over to eat.

Each watermelon has an even number of strips on the rind. Each orange has an even number of segments. Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.

What Jupiter would look like if it were the same distance from the earth as the moon:


Pluto never made a full orbit around the sun from the time it was discovered to when it was declassified as a planet.

The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute.

If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, BlueGene, can manage only .002% of that.

(Despite what we were taught as kids), neurons continue to grow throughout human life.

Human bone is as strong as granite. A block of bone the size of a matchbox could support nine tons of weight.

The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. (You get a new stomach lining every three to four days.)

Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.