The sun is about 149 million kms (93 million miles) from earth, yet it's 270,000 times closer than the next nearest star, which is 4.3 light years away.

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By some estimates, there are about a million earthquakes a day, although most are too small to be felt by even the most sensitive.

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Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the capital" in the Korean language.

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The rocket engine has to supply its own oxygen so it can burn its fuel in outer space.

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A flies taste buds are on its feet.

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An ostrichs eye is bigger than it's brain.

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Babies are born far sighted - their eyes start to focus properly between 3 to 6 months of age.

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A hedgehogs heart beats 300 times a minute on average.

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Over 1000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.

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When the queen of a clownfish school dies, a male clownfish changes its gender to become female and takes her place.

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