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Ted Turner owns about 2% of New Mexico.
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.
The average temperature at 40,000 feet above sea level is -60 F.
The average U.S. farm has 467 acres; the average Japanese farm has 3 acres.
The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs!
The Chinese ideogram for 'trouble'depicts two women living under one roof.
The city of Houston, Texas is built on a swamp and is slowly sinking!
The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
The country of Brazil is named after the brazil nut.
The Dallas/Ft. Worth airport is larger than New York City's Manhattan Island.
The great wall of China is 1,400 miles long!
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado!
The longest cave in the world is the 'Mammoth Cave System'in the USA at 560,000 mtrs deep!
The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.
The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia.
The state of Florida is bigger than England!
The state of Florida is bigger than England.
The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan.
The United States Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world's mail volume.
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