Honeybees have hair on their eyes.

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Spend time watching a spider and you will see that they painstakingly avoid the sticky silk and walk on the spokes. Should the spider be startled and walk in the sticky silk it will affix to the spider the same as it would you or any thing else.

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Covering less than 2 percent of the Earth's total surface area, the world's rainforests are home to 50 percent of the Earth's plants and animals.

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Mars has two satellites, Phobos and Deimos. The Earth has only one natural satellite, but it's the Moon.

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99% of the pumpkins sold in the US end up as jack-o-lanterns.

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The ocean is a source of mineral deposits, including oil and gas.

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Some of the oldest mountains in the world are the Highlands in Scotland . They are estimated to be about 400 million years old.

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Lost or discarded fishing nets keep on fishing. Called "ghost nets," this gear entangles fish, marine mammals, and sea birds, preventing them from feeding or causing them to drown. As many as 20,000 northern fur seals may die each year from becoming entangled in netting.

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About one-third surface of the Earth's land is desert.

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A nest in which insects or spiders deposit their eggs is called a "nidus".

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