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Geography
19 facts about Mount Vesuvius
The most dangerous volcano in Europe
Trevi Fountain
Another initiator of the fountain reconstruction was Pope Clement XIII, who in 1732 announced a competition for a new fountain design.
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Animals
13 facts about Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
Lake Baikal
In winter, Baikal freezes and the ice cover can be up to 2 m thick.
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Geography
14 facts about Stromboli volcano
The volcano has been active for several thousand years.
Animals
18 facts about Black-headed python
Aspidites melanocephalus
Lake Tanganyika
It has three main tributaries: Ruzizi River, Malagarasi River and Kalambo River.
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Animals
What's the difference between Salamanders and Lizards?
Very similar but completely different vertebrates
Asia
The first Asian Nobel laureate was Rabindranath Tagore.
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Culture
38 facts about Mona Lisa
Probably the most recognizable painting in the world
Temple of Artemis
The second temple was much more significant, built with greater splendor, and it's supposed to be the first marble-made Greek temple.
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Countries
47 facts about Cuba
El Caiman or El Cocodrilo
Narwhal
They feed mainly on squids, shrimps and fish.
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Turkey
Despite being a Muslim country, polygamy in Turkey is forbidden.
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Animals
15 facts about Yellow spotted lizard
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum
Baobab tree
In mature trees the leaves are palmately compound, but seedlings and regenerating shoots may have simple leaves.
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European pine marten
They live in dense forests where they occupy hollows, burrows and clefts.
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Animals
What's the difference between Llamas and Alpacas?
Very similar and therefore often confused
Sloth
Their body temperature varies from 86 to 95 Fahrenheit.
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Southern cassowary
They live in northeastern Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia.
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Plants
17 facts about California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Biography
18 facts about John Sutter
An unfulfilled pioneer
Lake Baikal
In 1996, Lake Baikal and adjacent protected areas were enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List as areas of exceptional value for evolutionary sciences.
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Animals
26 facts about Brittle stars
Also known as serpent stars, or ophiuroids
Sycamore maple tree
In the village of Tolpuddle in Dorset, England grows a sycamore tree, under which six English farmers, known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, formed a trade union in 1834.
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Animals
19 facts about Goblin shark
Mitsukurina owstoni
Axum Empire
The golden era of Axum falls between the 2nd and 6th centuries AD.
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Biography
26 facts about Christopher Columbus
An Italian explorer in the service of the Spanish Crown
England
England has given birth to great musicians.
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Animals
20 facts about Leeches
Animals with unusual properties
Tawny frogmouth
Tawny frogmouths life span in wild is approximately 10 years.
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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
Their skin is yellowish brown or creamy with dark brown or reddish brown blotches. Bottom of their body is pale yellow.
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Carrot
Carrot usually refers to one of the varieties of this plant - it belongs to the celery family Aplaceae, and is considered to be the best-know species of it.
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Glass frogs
Most of glass frog species are not endangered.
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Countries
26 facts about Russia
A fascinating and mysterious land