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A cosmic year is the amount of time it takes the Sun to revolve around the center of the Milky Way, about 225 million years.
The Earth-Moon size ratio is the largest in our solar system, excepting Pluto-Charon.
The world's densest wood, the Black Ironwood (Olea laurifolia), does not float on water and therefore sinks.
A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.
The oldest and largest clearly visible meteorite crater site in the world is The Vredefort Dome in Free State, South Africa. It is 380km across
If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. In fact, the water level will go down.
Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards.
Instead of drinking water, frogs soak it into their body through their skin.
Elephants can hear through their feet.
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