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Geography
19 facts about Mount Vesuvius
The most dangerous volcano in Europe
Black-headed python
They are native to northern Australia.
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Animals
13 facts about Zebra mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
Spanish Steps
In 2015-2016, the Spanish Steps underwent a restoration.
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Geography
14 facts about Stromboli volcano
The volcano has been active for several thousand years.
Housefly
Housefly eggs are about 2.5 mm in diameter.
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Animals
18 facts about Black-headed python
Aspidites melanocephalus
Mona Lisa
Leonardo da Vinci met Francesco del Giocondo when he returned to Florence from Milan in the spring of 1500.
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Animals
What's the difference between Salamanders and Lizards?
Very similar but completely different vertebrates
Laughing kookaburra
Their population is stable, listed as the least-concern species on the IUCN Red List.
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Culture
38 facts about Mona Lisa
Probably the most recognizable painting in the world
Empire State Building
The original spire was 20.5 meters high and was intended for the mooring of airships.
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Countries
47 facts about Cuba
El Caiman or El Cocodrilo
Argentina
At the turn of 2001 and 2002, Argentina had as many as five presidents within two weeks.
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Empire State Building
There are two open to the public observation decks in the building.
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Spinosaurus
Fossils of BSP 1912 VIII 19 specimen discovered in 1912 were destroyed during WWII.
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Animals
15 facts about Yellow spotted lizard
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum
Common cuckoo
It is difficult to determine the maximum lifespan of the cuckoo.
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Göbekli Tepe
The excavated area comprises a cluster of stone circles, each surrounded by a high wall intersected by pillars.
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Animals
What's the difference between Llamas and Alpacas?
Very similar and therefore often confused
Zebra mussel
They are medium size clams, which adult forms can grow up to 5,1 cm.
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Lake Baikal
The name of the lake comes from the Mongolian language and means "Lake of Nature".
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Plants
17 facts about California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Biography
18 facts about John Sutter
An unfulfilled pioneer
Lighthouse of Alexandria
The lighthouse was repeatedly damaged by earthquakes that occurred in the area. Around the 2nd century AD its upper part collapsed.
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Animals
26 facts about Brittle stars
Also known as serpent stars, or ophiuroids
Platypus
Platypuses spend about 12 hours a day foraging for food.
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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
Michelangelo
Michelangelo left Florence for Rome in 1496.
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Animals
20 facts about Leeches
Animals with unusual properties
Salvador Dali
He never graduated.
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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
Petra
In the Middle Ages, Petra was occupied by the Crusaders, who built two citadels there.
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California poppy
The plant is densely branched, rather limp, and blue-green in color.
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Nan Madol
According to the calculations of the scientists, the structures were erected by the effort of a huge number of workers during several hundred years.
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Countries
26 facts about Russia
A fascinating and mysterious land