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    Koalas are the longest sleeping mammals (about 22 hours/day) and Giraffes sleeps the least of all mammals (about 1 - 2 hours/day)
    Kangaroos cannot walk backwards
    Olympus Mons, a volcano on planet Mars, the tallest mountain in our solar system
    Most babies are born with 350 bones and as they grow, some of the bones fuse together to become 206 bones
    India is world's richest country until British colonized it in the 17th century
    he first novel written with the help of a typewriter was 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'
    'uncopyrightable' is the longest common word without any letter repeating
    Besides humans, the only animal that suffer sunburn is the pig
    An adult mouse has 225 bones, adult humans have only 206 bones
    Ostrich is the fastest animal on two legs
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    African lungfish can survive on land (without water) for months
    Captain Cook was the first person to set foot on all six habitable continents of the Earth
    Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area
    The human brain accounts for about 2% of body weight, but it uses about 20% of the oxygen in our blood and 25% of the glucose (sugars) circulating in our bloodstream
    At 3,810 meters (12,500 feet) above mean sea level, Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake.
    Mercury is the only metal to exist in liquid form at room temperature
    Though Nile river is the longest river in the world, Amazon river is the biggest river by water volume
    Our Sun is the biggest object in our Solar System and makes up 99% of its mass.
    The fastest projectile speed in any moving ball game is 302km/h (188mph) in Jai-Alai (Pelota). Badminton is the fastest racquet sport in the world with shuttles reaching speeds of up to 332 km/h (206 mph)
    A Great Basin bristlecone pine tree in White Mountains, California is Oldest known currently living tree. Its age was determined to be 5062 years.


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    Butterflies taste with their feet
    Potato is the most cultivated vegetable in the world today
    Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world's highest waterfall with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft)
    The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world
    Maize is the most cultivated cereal in the world
    The fastest moving land snake is the Black Mamba, which can move up to 7 miles per ho
    The first sport to have a world championship was billiards in 1873
    Australia is the smallest of the world's continents. It is also the lowest, the flattest and (apart from Antarctica) the driest.
    The first product to have a barcode was Wrigley's chewing gum
    Tomato is the most cultivated fruit in the world
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    Basenjis are the only breed of dogs that cannot bark (they have flat larynxes)
    Scallops have up to 100 eyes arranged around the edges of their mantles like a string of beads
    www.symbolics.com is the first ever internet domain name registered
    The first person to reach the summit of Mt Everest twice was the Nepali Sherpa Nawang Gombu
    Kiwis lay the largest eggs relative to their body size (their eggs weigh about one-fifth of their body weight)
    The last Olympic gold medal that was made completely out of gold was awarded during the 1912 Olympics.
    A lightning strike is almost 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun! A bolt of lightning can reach temperatures of 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit
    Cows and horses can sleep with their eyes open and standing up
    Sir Nils Olav, a penguin at Edinburgh Zoo, was knighted with the approval of King Harald V of Norway in 2008. He was made a corporal in 1982, a sergeant in 1987, a regimental sergeant Major in 1993, honourable regimental sergeant major in 2001 and colonel-in-chief in 2005. Sir Nils Olav was promoted as a brigadier in 2016
    99.9% of all the species that have lived on Earth are now extinct.
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    On top of the continental USA

    Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Its most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 feet summit.

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