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A volcano has enough power to shoot ash as high as 50 km into the atmosphere.
It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water.
Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
The bark of an older redwood tree is fireproof.
10 of the tributaries flowing into the Amazon river are as big as the Mississippi river.
15 million gallons of wine were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas!
A coffee tree yields about one pound of coffee in a year.
A fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years!
A rainbow can only be seen in the morning or late afternoon.
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!
An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.
An olive tree can live up to 1,500 years!
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is 1,250 miles long!
Balsa wood is classified as a hard wood!
Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
Dandelion root can be roasted and ground as a coffee substitute.
Every year, Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes.
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