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Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on our planet.
An average adult body contains around 1/2 pound (250g) of salt.
A female giraffe gives birth while standing up. The calf drops approximately 6 feet to the ground, but it is not hurt from the fall.
Chalk is made of trillions of microscopic skeleton fossils of plankton (a tiny sea creature).
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
Diamonds are the hardest known substance, which contain only the element carbon.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Jupiter is so big that twice the mass of the rest of our Solar System's planets combined would still not be enough to equal its mass.
The lighter was invented before the match (in 1816 by J.W. Dobereiner).
The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.
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