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Human eyes can distinguish as many as 10 million distinct color variations.
A solar panel 100 miles by 100 miles (161x161km) in the Mojave Desert (USA) could replace all the coal now burned to generate electricity in the entire U.S.
The heart of giraffe is two feet long, and can weigh as much as twenty four pounds.
The shark has to keep moving to stay alive.
There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
The Reticulated Pythons are the world's longest snake and also the longest reptile.
A single bacteria cell, given all the food it needs, could divide into a ball of cells the size of the Earth in 24 hours.
The life of an eyelash is about 5 months.
Instead of drinking water, frogs soak it into their body through their skin.
The nerves in our body are most concentrated in our fingertips.
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