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The full moon always rises at sunset and sets at sunrise.
The moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days.
The largest prime number is 9,808,358 digits long; more than the number of atoms in the universe.
Armadillos can walk underwater.
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin
Ants do not sleep.
If Mount Everest were placed at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean, its peak would still be a mile underwater.
The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away.
Female elephants are called cows. They start to have calves when they are about 12 years old and they are pregnant for 22 months.
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