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Nature is always amazing and full of surprising facts…..Did you know these Facts?

Butterflies taste food by standing on top of it! But how ?? The facts is that their taste receptors are in their feet unlike humans who have most on their tongue.

1. Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads!

2. The volcanic rock known as pumice is the only rock that can float in water.

3. Sneezing with your eyes open is impossible.

4. The trickiest tongue twister in the English language is apparently “Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick”. Give it a try and see for yourself !! Is it a facts ??

5. The official distance of a marathon is 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles).

6. Despite it name, the Killer Whale (Orca) is actually a type of dolphin.

7. Giant water lilies in the Amazon can grow over 6 feet in diameter.

8. The largest individual flower on Earth is from a plant called Rafflesia arnoldii. Its flowers reach up to 1 metre (3 feet) in diameter and weigh around 10kg.

9. Certain plants are carivorous in nature. They trap and feed on insects for nutrients.

10. The term google itself is a creative spelling of googol, a number equal to 10 to the 100th power, or more colloquially, an unfathomable number.

11. The little hard pieces that appear to be seeds on a strawberry are actually a type of dry fruit (called achene)….that contain their own seeds!

12. Strawberries are edible (and rather tasty) but technically they are receptacles (the thickened part of a stem) rather than berries.

13. When traveling through water, sound moves around four times faster than when it travels through air.

14. The sound of thunder is produced by rapidly heated air surrounding lightning which expands faster than the speed of sound.

15. Electric eels can stun both predators and prey with electric shocks of around 500 volts.

16. Light from the Earth takes just 1.255 seconds to reach the Moon.

17. When traveling at 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour), cars use around half of their fuel just to overcome wind resistance.

18. Some animals can see parts of the spectrum that humans can’t. For example, a large number of insects can see ultraviolet (UV) light.

19. Sunlight can reach a depth of around 80 metres (262 feet) in the ocean.

20. At room temperature, mercury is the only metal that is in liquid form.

21. Cranberries can be tested for ripeness by bouncing them, if they are ripe they should have a bouncing quality.

22. Sand is a compound of silicon known as silicon dioxide (silica) and glass is made by heating sand to a very high temperature.

23. Mars has many massive volcanoes and is home to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in our solar system, it stands 21km high and is 600km across the base.

24. There are green birds, reptiles, fish, and insects—but no green mammals.

25. Electric eels can leap from the water to attack.

26. Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth.

27. Sharks range in size from the largest fish on the planet to the length of your palm.

28. The Basenji, a dog from Africa, yodels instead of barking.

29. Woodpeckers have tiny brains—just 0.07 ounce. The facts  it has such small brain is to prevent from brain injury from pecking.

30. Did you know  the facts about koala bears?? They are not bears at all but marsupials, or pouched mammals (like kangaroos).

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