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Geography
19 facts about Mount Vesuvius
The most dangerous volcano in Europe
Temple of Artemis
A medieval myth arose around Artemis Temple's columns.
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Animals
13 facts about Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
Michelangelo
Two funerals of Michelangelo took place in Florence.
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Salvador Dali
He was the first marquis of Dali de Pubol.
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Geography
14 facts about Stromboli volcano
The volcano has been active for several thousand years.
Luna moth
Adult forms have vestigial mouthparts, which means they cannot eat.
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Animals
18 facts about Black-headed python
Aspidites melanocephalus
Platypus
Until the early 20th century, platypuses were eagerly hunted for their fur.
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Animals
What's the difference between Salamanders and Lizards?
Very similar but completely different vertebrates
Sloth
The hair of the three-toed sloth grows in ventral to dorsal direction, undoubtedly due to the “hanging” lifestyle and the climate in which it lives.
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Culture
38 facts about Mona Lisa
Probably the most recognizable painting in the world
Countries
47 facts about Cuba
El Caiman or El Cocodrilo
Avocado
Because of persin – a fungicidal toxin produced by the plant for self-protection – avocados are highly poisonous to many organisms.
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Sloth
The animals mate at the end of the dry season, and at the beginning of a rainy season (from August to October).
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Animals
15 facts about Yellow spotted lizard
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum
Bird of Paradise
Fortunately, most birds of paradise are not threatened with extinction.
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Black-headed python
They are terrestrial snakes, which seek shelter in self-dug or abandoned burrows.
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Animals
What's the difference between Llamas and Alpacas?
Very similar and therefore often confused
England
England is one of the 76 countries with left-hand traffic.
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Sycamore maple tree
Sycamore leaves are lobed, single.
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Plants
17 facts about California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Lake Superior
During storms, waves may exceed 6 m (20 ft) in height.
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Biography
18 facts about John Sutter
An unfulfilled pioneer
Narwhal
The narwhal males are larger than the females.
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Animals
26 facts about Brittle stars
Also known as serpent stars, or ophiuroids
Clownfish
Young clownfish hatch in 6 to 10 days after laying eggs.
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Animals
19 facts about Goblin shark
Mitsukurina owstoni
Liechtenstein
German is the official language according to the constitution.
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Biography
26 facts about Christopher Columbus
An Italian explorer in the service of the Spanish Crown
Animals
20 facts about Leeches
Animals with unusual properties
Saguaro cactus
Don’t mess with a cactus.
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Architecture
21 facts about Spanish Steps
One of the longest and widest staircases in Europe and one of the most famous in Rome
Bull snake
They fall prey to most birds of prey, coyotes, foxes, weasels an other snakes.
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Countries
26 facts about Russia
A fascinating and mysterious land