Hawaii is moving toward Japan 10 centimetres (4 inches) every year.

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Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.

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In a life time, your heart will pump about 50,000,000 gallons. That's enough to fill 2,500 rail road cars 21 miles long.

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Termites can't digest wood, the protozoa in their stomach (they eat them when they are younger) actually are the devourers of the wood.

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Saturn's moon Titan has hundreds of times more oil and natural gas than all the known reserves on Earth.

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The right lung takes in more air than the left.

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A leech can drink up to eight time its weight in blood at one sitting.

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Since 1959, more than 6,000 pieces of 'space junk' (abandoned rocket and satellite parts) have fallen out of orbit - many of these have hit the earth's surface.

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Lake BaikalLake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world.

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US Route 66 ran from Chicago to Los Angeles, approximating the course of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, a railroad which, we might mention, no longer goes to any of those three towns.

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