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The North Atlantic gets 2.5 centimetres (1in) wider every year.
The bark of the redwood tree is fireproof.
Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.
Dolphins cannot stay long underwater because they breathe through their blowholes above water.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Due to its size, Pluto's moon Charon is also considered to be a double dwarf planet (two planets orbiting each other), rather than a moon orbiting its planet.
As an adult, you have more than 20 square feet of skin on your body--about the same square footage as a blanket for a queen-sized bed.
Despite being closest to the sun, Mercury is not the hottest planet. The hottest planet is Venus (at 462 Celsius).
The acceleration rate of a flea's jump is 20 times that of a space shuttle during launch.
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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