Giant Isopods and Other Crafty Crustceans

: The wood eating crab really eats wood.

:When they cut open the wood eating crab they really found pieces of wood inside it.

:The ghost crab is a scavenger it feeds on dead animals.

:The Giant crab is the biggest crab in the world.

:The giant isopod can curl up into a ball just like a pill bug.

:The giant isopod is the biggest isopod in the world

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I will tell you some facts about sharks

:If every shark raced each other the Mako shark would win

:Mako sharks can swim up to 60 mph

:As a shark swims its tail moves from side to side

:Sharks are cartilaginous fish. The term cartilaginous fish means that the structure of the animals body is formed of cartilage,instead of bone. Unlike the fins of bony fishes,the fins of cartilaginous fishes cannot change shape or fold along side their body.

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Shark facts

:The biggest shark that ever lived was called the Megladon.

:It was nearly 100 feet long!

:But now the shark is extinct.

:The biggest shark now is the Whale Shark

:There are over 400 species of sharks. Sharks come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and even colors. The smallest shark is said to be the dwarf lanternshark which is about 6-8 inches long.

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Natural disaster facts

:If an earthquake happened in the water it would cause the biggest tsunami ever!

:If a tornado happened in the water it would also cause the biggest tsunami ever!

:A natural disaster happens every month

:Every natural disaster destroys stuff

:Over the past decade, about 258 million people have been affected by natural disasters worldwide every year.

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Mammal facts

:Every mammal has to breathe air

:Every mammal except for water mammals have fur or hair

:Out of all the types of animals mammals have the most animals

:Mammals in general are warm-blooded animals.

:Every mammal has to produce milk to be a mammal.

:Mammals are divided into 21 groups.

:There are between 4,500 and 5,000 species of mammals.

:The first mammals appeared approximately 200 million years ago during the jurassic period.

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Reptile facts

:Every reptile has to have scales on them

:Every reptile has to lay eggs to give birth

:Every reptile has to be cold- blooded to be a reptile

:There are more than 8,000 species of reptiles on the planet, and they live on every continent except Antarctica (where its too cold)

:Reptiles are divided into four groups

:There are about 8,000 species of known reptiles alive today

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Bird facts

:Every bird has to have a beak to be a bird

:Every bird has to have feathers to be a bird

:You might think a bird is a mammal but it isn't

:Every bird has to have claws to be a bird

:Some birds even mimic what you say to them or to another person.

:Approximately ten thousand bird species share the world with humans.

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Facts about Fish

:A fish is a water-dwelling animal that breathes through gills and has a backbone, fins and a two chambered heart. If your the incurious sort, that may be all you care to know about them other perhaps which ones taste better with cocktail or tarter sauce. But for those of us who fancy fish, there endlessly fascinating creatures, about whom we cant learn enough of.

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Facts about Insects

:The number of insect species is believed to be between six and ten million

:Insect bodies have three parts, the thorax, abdomen and head.

l:Some insects, such as gerridae (water striders), are able to walk on the surface of water.

:Bees, termites and ants live in well organized social colonies.

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Facts about Rodents

:Rodents cause extensive damage all over the world because they destroy both human food and feed for animals.

:Both rats and mice are responsible for these kinds of losses.

:The damage rodents cause is not just a loss of food.

:The animals gnaw and contaminate goods and make them un-appetizing and unsaleable (three times the amount of stored products eaten by rodents is contaminated by them).

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Facts about The Sun

:The Sun is a low mass star on the outer reaches of the Milky Way galaxy.

:The Sun is some 30,000 light years from the center of the Milky Way and lies on one of the spiral arms.

:At this distance, it takes about 250 million years to complete an orbit around the galaxy.

:One light year is the distance travelled by light in one year.

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Facts about the Moon

:The Moon is the Earth's only natural satellite. A natural satellite is a space body that orbits a planet, a planet like object or an asteroid.

:It is the fifth largest moon in the Solar System. Learn more about the moons in the Solar System.

:Mons Huygens is the tallest mountain on the Moon, it is 4700 meters tall, just over half the height of Mt Everest (8848).

:The far side of the Moon looks quite different due to its lack of maria (ancient pools of solidified lava).

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Facts about King Tut

:When King Tut was born in 1343 BC in Amarna, and his birth name was Tutankhaten, meaning "the living image of Aten

:His father was Akhenaten, known as the Heretic King, changed the religion of Egypt during his time as Pharoah. He forced his religious beliefs on the people that Aten was the sole god and none other was to be worshiped.

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Facts about the Earth

:Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the fifth largest planet out of the eight of them.

:Earth is the only planet whose English name does not derive from Greek/Roman mythology.

:The name derives from Old English and Germanic. There are, of course, hundreds of other names for the planet in other languages.

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Facts about Rocks and Minerals

:Minerals are naturally occurring substances formed by geological processes. They are usually solid and feature a crystal structure as well as specific physical properties and chemical composition.

:For example, diamond is made up of just carbon, while fluorite is made up of a compound of calcium and fluorine.

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Facts about Plants

:Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world it can grow 35 inches in a single day.

:Vanilla flavoring comes from the pod of an orchid, Vanilla planifolia. Though the pods are called vanilla beans, they're more closely related to corn than green beans.

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Facts about Whales

:The Harbor porpoise is one of the smallest whales. They grow to only about 1.5 meters in length.

:Whales do not have gills, so they cannot breathe under water. They must come up to the surface of the water to get air. The air is breathed in and out through there blow hole which is on there back.

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