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Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on this planet!-A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.-A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.-A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.-About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.-A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.-A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both handsand feet-A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.-A zebra is white with black stripes.- Porpoises and dolphins communicate with each other by squeaking, growling, moaning,and whistling. Porpoises and dolphins are mammals. There are about 40 species or kindsof porpoises and dolphins. Most porpoises and dolphins navigate by using "echolocation".The largest member of the dolphin family is called an orca or killer whale.-The hippopotamus gives birth under water and nurses its young in the river as well,though the young hippos do come up periodically for air.-A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetimeThe world's largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons at birth. Fully grown, itweighs as much as 150 tons.The world's largest rodent is the Capybara. An Amazon water hog that looks like a guineapig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds.The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than apenny.-
- How the wind blows. As the sun warms the earth’s surface, the atmosphere warms too.Some parts of the earth receive direct rays from the sun all year and are always warm.Other places receive indirect rays, so the climate is colder. Warm air, which weighs less than cool air, rises. Then cool air moves in and replaces the rising warm air. This movement of air is what makes the wind blow.- Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
--Why do we might feel warmer wearing a dark-colored jacket than a light-colored one? .Dark colors
light energy. Light colors and white
light energy. When lightshines on your dark jacket, the jacket fabric absorbs light energy. The absorbed lightenergy causes electrons in the atoms of the jacket to vibrate. This activity releases heatenergy, which makes the jacket—and you—warmer. That's why we like to wear more darkcolors in winter and more light colors in summer.-While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.