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The Oilbird (oil bird) is the loudest bird.

Flying fish actually glide on wind currents above the surface of the water, sometimes up to 20 feet above the surface.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

A snail can sleep for 3 years straight.

It gets as cold as minus 160 degrees F. ten miles above the ground on earth.

Where do comets come from? There is a huge cloud of objects made of ice and rock encircling our solar system, called the Oort Cloud. It lies beyond Pluto and extends half way out to the next star. These objects occasionally bump into each other, sending one in towards the sun to become a comet like the recent Hale-Bopp comet.

The Hindus of India once believed that the Earth was a huge bowl (to keep the oceans from falling off) held up by giant elephants standing on long pillars. No one back then ever thought to ask what the pillars were standing on.

It took 55 years before the telephone, invented in 1820, was put to use in society.

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