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The human brain is approximately 75% water.
The noble gas Xenon lasers can cut through materials that are so tough even diamond tipped blades will not cut.
Jupiter is so big that twice the mass of the rest of our Solar System's planets combined would still not be enough to equal its mass.
The Horseshoe crab has blue blood.
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
If given the same mass, our body would actually be hotter than the sun.
Your blood vessels, if laid end to end, would encircle the globe twice over.
The right lung takes in more air than the left.
Dolphins and whales are mammals that don't drink water.
You can remember the value of Pi (3.1415926) by counting each word's letters in "May I have a large container of coffee?"
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