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Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world.
An ant can lift things 10 times its own weight, and ants do not sleep.
If an item moves very, very fast, it becomes smaller and heavier.
Every four days the world's population increases by one million people.
Great whites are the deadliest shark in the ocean. These powerful predators can race through the water at 30 km per hour.
One of Jupiter's moons is believed to grow and shrink because of the water beneath its frozen surface.
The Earth is the densest planet in the solar system.
Hummingbirds are the only animals able to fly backwards.
The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.
An Astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
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