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A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
The surface area of a human lung is equal to that of a tennis court.
The Reticulated Pythons are the world's longest snake and also the longest reptile.
The shark has to keep moving to stay alive.
The number of neuron cells in our brain is more than the total number of stars in our galaxy.
Armadillos can walk underwater.
Gallium is a metal which melts on palm of the hand, due to its low melting point (29.76° C).
One of Jupiter's moons is believed to grow and shrink because of the water beneath its frozen surface.
There are more insects in a single square mile of fertile soil than there are people on the entire earth.
Most gemstones contain several elements, except diamond which is all carbon.
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