Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile.

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Egypt's High Aswan Dam, built in the 1960s to provide electricity and irrigation water, diverts up to 95 percent of the Nile River's normal flow. It has since trapped more than one million tons of nutrient rich silt and caused a sharp decline in Mediterranean sardine and shrimp fisheries.

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Wolves in the Arctic have to travel much longer distances than wolves in the forest to find food and will sometimes go for several days without eating.

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Belcher's sea snakeThe most poisonous snake in the world is Belcher's Sea Snake or the Faint-banded Sea Snake (Hydrophis belcheri).

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There is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.

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Baikal Lake in Russian Fed. is the deepest lake (5315 ft) in the world.

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The silkworm moth has lost the ability of flight due to domestication.

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Dr. Joel Poinsett, the 1st US ambassador to Mexico, brought the poinsettia to US in 1828. The plant, called 'flower of the blessed night' in Mexico was renamed in Poinsett's honor.

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The Persian Gulf is the warmest sea. In the summer its temperature reaches 35.6 degrees centigrade.

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The lowest dry point on earth is the Dead Sea in the Middle East is about 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level.

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