In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.

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Lloro, Colombia is the wettest place on Earth, averages 523.6 inches of rainfall a year, or more than 40 feet (13 meters). That's about 10 times more than fairly wet major cities in Europe or the United States.

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Buds are small swellings on a plant from which a shoot, leaf, or flower usually develops.

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The ichneumon fly has a sense of smell so keen that it can locate a caterpillar deep inside a tree trunk.

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Little Miss Muffet was arachnaphobic.

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The world's largest island is Greenland, it covers 840,000 square miles (2,176,000 square kilometers).

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Certain fireflies emit a light so penetrating that it can pass through flesh and wood.

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The natural diet of Lady Beetles consists of soft bodied insects such as aphids, spider mites, and young caterpillars. Adults can consume up to 100 aphids a day.

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Trees located along streets act as a glare and reflection control.

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Every year in the United States each person uses the equivalent of one tree, 100 feet tall and 16 inches in diameter, to fulfill their wood and paper needs.

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