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Despite being closest to the sun, Mercury is not the hottest planet. The hottest planet is Venus (at 462 Celsius).
The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert.
Lake Baikal in Russia contains more water than all the North American Great Lakes combined.
We share 98.4% of our DNA with a chimp- and 70% with a slug.
95% of all animals are invertebrates (without a backbone or spinal column).
Lionesses are better hunters than males and do most of the hunting for a pride.
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
There are more than 1000 chemicals in every cup of coffee.
Liquid air looks like water with a bluish tint.
Hummingbirds can't walk.