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While only 2% in weight, the human brain requires 15% of the body's heart work, 20% of oxygen and 25% of all glucose.
A day on Mercury, from sunrise to sunset, lasts about six Earth months.
95% of all animals are invertebrates (without a backbone or spinal column).
Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest volcano in our solar system, almost three times taller than Mount Everest on Earth.
There are more tigers held privately as pets than there are in the wild.
The tongue of a blue whale is bigger than a taxi cab, and can weigh as much as an elephant.
1 inch (25mm) of rain water is equivalent to 15 inches (381mm) of dry, powdery snow.
Fish are the only vertebrates that outnumber birds.
You can figure out which way is south if you are near a tree stump. The growth rings are wider on the south side.
There is a high and low tide because of our moon and the Sun.
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