The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.

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Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.

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The dormant volcano Mauna Kea (on the Big Island of Hawaii) could be considered the tallest mountain in the world. If you measure it from its base in the Hawaiian Trough (3,300 fathoms deep) to its summit of 13,796 feet, it reaches a height of 33,476 feet.

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Bees have 5 eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a bee's head and 2 larger ones in front.

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If the ocean's total salt content were dried, it would cover the continents to a depth of 500 feet.

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Each winter there are about 1 septillion (1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 or a trillion trillion) snow crystals that drop from the sky.

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Oranges, lemons, watermelons, and tomatoes are berries.

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Lake Baikal is about 20 million years old and contains 20 percent of Earth's fresh liquid water.

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Every second, a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is mowed down. That's 86,400 football fields of rainforest per day, or over 31 million football fields of rainforest each year.

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Ninety percent of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans. In 1993, scientists located the largest known concentration of active volcanoes on the sea floor in the South Pacific. This area, the size of New York State, hosts 1,133 volcanic cones and seamounts. Two or three could erupt any moment.

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