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Geography
19 facts about Mount Vesuvius
The most dangerous volcano in Europe
Santorini
The name of the island of Santorini comes from the thirteenth century from the character of St. Irene.
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Animals
13 facts about Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
Ocean sunfish
They are being mistaken for sharks.
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Geography
14 facts about Stromboli volcano
The volcano has been active for several thousand years.
Okapi
They are very alert and perceptive animals, when they find themselves in an emergency they hide in thickets, where it is difficult to spot them due to their masking color.
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Animals
18 facts about Black-headed python
Aspidites melanocephalus
Gobi Desert
The Gobi is a cold desert.
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Animals
What's the difference between Salamanders and Lizards?
Very similar but completely different vertebrates
Goblin shark
Typical goblin shark measures 3 to 4 meters in length.
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Arc de Triomphe
Ceremonies at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier take place every year in November.
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Culture
38 facts about Mona Lisa
Probably the most recognizable painting in the world
Horseshoe crab
Limulus is a genus of horseshoe crab, with one extant species, the Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). Limulus  first appeared on earth about 425 million years ago during the Silurian period.
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Countries
47 facts about Cuba
El Caiman or El Cocodrilo
Mount Elbrus
The western peak is higher and has 5642 m a.s.l. and eastern 5621 m a.s.l.
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Temple of Artemis
The temple has been rediscovered in 1869 thanks to John Turtle Wood.
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Animals
15 facts about Yellow spotted lizard
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum
Australia
90% of Australians live on the coast.
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Germany
Germany was the first country to implement daylight saving time (DST, summertime).
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Germany
One-third of Germany is covered in forests.
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Baobab tree
The oil extracted from the seeds is used in cosmetics industry, mainly in the production of moisturizing creams.
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Animals
What's the difference between Llamas and Alpacas?
Very similar and therefore often confused
Cuba
Fidel Castro - the symbol of Cuba - died on November 26, 2016.
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Plants
17 facts about California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Biography
18 facts about John Sutter
An unfulfilled pioneer
Michelangelo
After a year of apprenticeship in a painter's studio, he moved to the studio of the sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni.
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Animals
26 facts about Brittle stars
Also known as serpent stars, or ophiuroids
Avocado
Avocado trees grow up to 20 – 24 meters high.
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Animals
19 facts about Goblin shark
Mitsukurina owstoni
Biography
26 facts about Christopher Columbus
An Italian explorer in the service of the Spanish Crown
Germany
The world’s highest cathedral is located in Ulm.
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Animals
20 facts about Leeches
Animals with unusual properties
Trevi Fountain
It is supplied with water by an aqueduct built in 19 BC.
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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
England
For 20 years, there were no dustbins on the streets of London.
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Christopher Columbus
Isabella I of Castile allowed Columbus to organize an expedition to sail under the flag of the Spanish crown.
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Countries
26 facts about Russia
A fascinating and mysterious land
Germany
The last week of September in Munich is the world’s most famous beer festival – Oktoberfest.
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