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Eighty-five percent of all the plants and animals live in the sea.
A solar panel 100 miles by 100 miles (161x161km) in the Mojave Desert (USA) could replace all the coal now burned to generate electricity in the entire U.S.
Chalk is made of trillions of microscopic skeleton fossils of plankton (a tiny sea creature).
Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in our solar system, almost three times taller than Mount Everest on Earth.
1 inch (25mm) of rain water is equivalent to 15 inches (381mm) of dry, powdery snow.
The Earth weighs 6.6 sextillion tons, or 5.97 x 1024 kg.
Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.
A space vehicle must move at a rate of at least 27.35km (17 miles) per second to escape Earth's gravity.
The acceleration rate of a flea's jump is 20 times that of a space shuttle during launch.
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