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It typically takes twelve years and close to billion dollars to develop a new medicine.
We share 98.4% of our DNA with a chimp- and 70% with a slug.
Elephants can't jump.
It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50,000 years.
From 0 to 1,000, the letter "A" only appears in 1,000 ("one thousand").
A hippopotamus may seem huge but it can still run faster than a man.
The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.
The noise that is thunder is created when the air around lightning gets rapidly heated and expands at a rate faster than the speed of sound.
The Stegosaurus dinosaur measured up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) long but had a brain the size of a walnut.
The star "Lucy" in constellation Centaurus is actually a huge cosmic diamond of 10 billion trillion trillion carats.
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