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A bee sting is acidic and a wasp sting is alkali. To treat a sting by one of these you should use the opposite type of chemical.
Rats can swim for half a mile (0.8 km) without rest, and can tread water for three straight days.
While only 2% in weight, the human brain requires 15% of the body's heart work, 20% of oxygen and 25% of all glucose.
Gallium is a metal which melts on palm of the hand, due to its low melting point (29.76° C).
There are more than 1000 chemicals in every cup of coffee.
The largest known star Canis Majoris is so big that if our Sun were a ball 117 centimeters in diameter, Canis Majoris would be 2.25 kilometers.
It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50,000 years.
The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.
The sky is blue because when sunlight collides with our atmosphere, colours of the shortest wavelengths (violet and blue) are scattered - and our eyes are more sensitive to see blue.
Drinking is one of the most dangerous times for a giraffe. While it is getting a drink it cannot keep a look out for predators and is vulnerable to attack.
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