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An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 80 kms (50 miles) long.
Avocados have the highest fiber and calories of any fruit.
If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5...) the total is 5050.
From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
A car travelling at 80 km/h uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance.
Eighty-five percent of all the plants and animals live in the sea.
A goldfish (like most marine fish) can survive in a tank full of human blood.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
The lighter was invented before the match (in 1816 by J.W. Dobereiner).
The deepest location on Earth is Mariana Trench, about 11km deep in the North Pacific Ocean.
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