Nearly 70 percent of the Earth's fresh-water supply is locked up in the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland. The remaining fresh-water supply exists in the atmosphere, streams, lakes, or groundwater and accounts for a mere 1 percent of the Earth's total.

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A housefly can transport germs as far as 15 miles away from the original source of contamination.

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When hunting alone, the wolf catches small animals such as squirrels, hares, chipmunks, raccoons or rabbits. However, a pack of wolves can hunt very large animals like moose, caribou and yaks.

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There are about 600 kernels on each ear of corn.

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Earth's atmosphere is actually about 80 percent nitrogen. Most of the rest is oxygen, with tiny amounts of other stuff thrown in.

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Trees and other plants make their food through a process called photosynthesis.

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Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.

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Bees have been known to cure rheumatism.

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Leaves capture energy from light and change it into energy that plants can use.

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At 39 degrees Fahrenheit (3.89 degrees Celsius), the temperature of almost all of the deep ocean is only a few degrees above freezing.

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