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Maybe – what you didn’t know about Lego

We all love Lego – but I don’t think many of us realised the following facts about how long it takes for a lego brick to disintegrate.

A Lego Brick That Falls in The Ocean Could Still Be Found 1,000 Years From Now –

The world’s oceans are awash with millions of tiny plastic Lego pieces, and these toys-turned-pollutants are not going anywhere anytime soon.

New research has found those classic Lego bricks take between 100 and 1,300 years to fully disintegrate at sea, depending on variations in the plastic’s composition and the marine weathering it experiences.

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Will Jellyfish take over the world?

Scientists Find The First-Ever Animal That Doesn’t Need Oxygen to Survive

Michelle Starr 25 Feb 2020

Scientists have just discovered that a jellyfish-like parasite doesn’t have a mitochondrial genome – the first multicellular organism known to have this absence. That means it doesn’t breathe; in fact, it lives its life completely free of oxygen dependency.

This discovery isn’t just changing our understanding of how life can work here on Earth – it could also have implications for the search for extra-terrestrial life.


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