Scientists have identified more than 300 viruses capable of bringing fatal diseases to insects. The organisms are believed to be entirely different than those that cause disease in humans, and are thus harmless to man.

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Monaco is the Highest Density Country of the world, 16,205 people per square k.m. live in Monaco.

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The Peregrine Falcon around 200mph (320 km/h) is the fastest bird on the planet, the top speed recorded is 242.3mph (390 km/h).

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An apple tree is at its prime when it is about 50 years old. The United States produces about 100 million barrels of apples a year. That's a lot of old trees.

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Spiders recycle their webbing, so a spider that gets stuck in its own web may eat its way out.

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Fifty-seven percent of the world?s forests, including most tropical forests, are located in developing countries.

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The leaf bug of ceylon (phyllum sicci folium) has legs and antennae the color and shape of leaves, has indentations on its body like the vein marks on a leaf, and hangs from branches, swaying in the breeze exactly like a leaf.

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Water and minerals flow upward through the roots into the stem of the plant and then into the leaves of the plant.

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Tea was so expensive when it was first brought to Europe in the early 17th century that it was kept in locked wooden boxes.

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The elephant's trunk is able to sense the size, shape and temperature of an object. An elephant uses its trunk to lift food and suck up water then pour it into its mouth.

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