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The North Atlantic gets 2.5 centimetres (1in) wider every year.
There are more insects in a single square mile of fertile soil than there are people on the entire earth.
For every 1,000 red blood cells in a human body, there is only about one white cell.
The amount of water beneath our ground soil is 50 times as much as all the water in the rivers and lakes combined.
Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.
A large sunspot can last for about a week.
40 when written "forty" is the only number with letters in alphabetical order, while "one" is the only one with letters in reverse order.
The deepest location on Earth is Mariana Trench, about 11km deep in the North Pacific Ocean.
A hippopotamus may seem huge but it can still run faster than a man.
In seahorses, it's the male who gives birth to the young.
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