El Azizia in Libya recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) on Sept. 13, 1922 - the hottest ever measured.

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Wolves have two layers of fur, an undercoat and a top coat, which allow them to survive in temperatures as low at minus 40 degrees Celsius! In warmer weather they flatten their fur to keep cool.

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The world's oldest trees are 4,600 year old Bristlecone pines in the USA

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Grapes and clematis have stems that climb with tendrils, which hold onto a surface, as the stems get longer.

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There are more than 700 species of plants that grow in the United States that have been identified as dangerous if eaten. Among them are some that are commonly favored by gardeners: buttercups, daffodils, lily of the valley, sweet peas, oleander, azalea, bleeding heart, delphinium, rhododendron.

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The Giant cricket of Africa enjoys eating human hair.

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Flowers come in many sizes and shapes. Click this link to see some flowers!

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An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment.

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The most frequently found item in beach cleanups are pieces of plastic. The next four items are plastic foam, plastic utensils, pieces of glass and cigarette butts.

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At the current rate of tropical forest loss, 5-10 percent of tropical rainforest species will be lost per decade.

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