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The lightning bolt is 3 times hotter than the sun.
If your mouth was completely dry, you would not be able to distinguish the taste of anything.
The pressure at the centre of the Earth is 27,000 tons per square inch.
A solar panel 100 miles by 100 miles (161x161km) in the Mojave Desert (USA) could replace all the coal now burned to generate electricity in the entire U.S.
Wolves in the Arctic have to travel much longer distances than wolves in the forest to find food and will sometimes go for several days without eating.
Natural gas has no odour. The smell is added artificially so that leaks can be detected.
Some species of Bamboo can grow at the rate of 1 metres in 24 hours.
Voyager 1 spacecraft is the farthest human-made object in the universe.
The common pond frog is ready to breed when it is only three years old.
If a pulsar's (small star made up of densely packed neutrons) piece the size of a small coin landed on Earth, it would weigh approximately 100 million tons.
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