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Sloths are the world’s slowest moving mammal

Sloths are the world's slowest moving mammal. In fact, sloths are so slow that their bodies provide an environment for other things to live on. A sloth's fur and...
Carbone_lewis

Carbon comprises 18 to 20 percent of all living organisms.

  Carbon is considered the building block of life because it is found in just about every cell of every living organism and is the main component of proteins, fats...
giant panda

Giant pandas go 50 times a day!

Giant pandas spend about 12 hours a day eating up to 15 kilograms of bamboo. Bamboos are rich in protein as well as fibre, which is why they poop...

Gossiping is encouraged among the Inuit people.

  Gossip serves an important role in Inuit society. It helps people become aware of their bad behavior, giving them a chance to change, and is only considered less disruptive...
Benitoite

Only in San Benito, California can benitoite be found in gemstone quality.

  Benitoite is a rare mineral which has also been called the blue diamond. While it can be found in various sites, only in San Benito, California can it be...
Apple

In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was a marriage proposal.

  This comes from the Greek myth wherein Eris, the goddess of mischief, threw a golden apple in the middle of the wedding banquet, saying that it was for the...
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If you fell into a black hole, you would be stretched like spaghetti.

  The closer you are to a black hole, the stronger the gravitational pull of the black hole so if you are sinking into a black hole, the pull of...

Mudskippers can breathe through their skin, mouth and throat.

  As long as the mudskipper is wet, it can survive out of the water, breathing through its skin, which is rich in blood vessels, its throat and a special...

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