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Facts About Elephants

Elephants are gentle creatures that captivate our hearts and imaginations. There are two elephant species on the Earth today—African elephants and Asian elephants. However, some genetic studies suggest that the African elephant is two separate species—savannah elephants and forest elephants.1 All elephants are at risk. Asian elephants roam forests and grasslands in India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast …

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Facts About Earth

1. Earth is not a perfect sphere. Yes, we’ve all been taught that the Earth is not flat, but it may shock you to learn that it’s not perfectly spherical either. As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) points out, Earth spins while gravity pushes toward the center and a centrifugal force, perpendicular to Earth’s axis, …

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Facts About Dead Sea

Located on the border between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is one of the most intriguing natural phenomena on Earth. Aside for some microorganisms and algae, this salt water lake is completely devoid of life. There’s no seaweed, fish or any other creatures found in or around its turquoise waters. Find out more with these interesting facts about the …

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Facts About DNA

Friedrich Meischer isolated the nucleic acid (the DNA, but the name wasn’t invented yet) in 1859 from the Pus-cells. But it wasn’t until the 20th century when Rosalind Franklin perfected the X-ray crystallography that helped James D. Watson and Francis Crick identify and propose the currently famous three-dimensional, double-helix structure of the DNA. Since then, there has …

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Facts About Dolphins

They’re clever, they’re dexterous, they’re oh-so very playful. Dolphins might be (arguably!) the most loveable creatures to grace our waves. So, what is it about dolphins that humans find so darn endearing? For World Dolphin Day on April 14th, we’re raising our flippers in celebration of these charismatic mammals. Here are 10 fin-tastic facts that …

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Facts About Dogs

We all know dogs have been ‘man’s best friend’ for thousands of years, but there’s loads more to our four-legged friends which makes them really amazing. We’ve put together some of our favourite canine facts so you can learn a little more about your pooch.   1. Their sense of smell is at least 40x …

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