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    Every day, plants convert sunlight into energy equivalent to six times the entire power consumption of human civilization.
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    Sound travels fifteen times faster through steel than through air.
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    At 15 years old, Jack Andraka invented a method of diagnosing pancreatic cancer, thus helping to save the lives of millions of people around the world. It is 168 times faster, 26,000 times cheaper, 400 times more sensitive, and has a 99% success rate.
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    Pure water (H2O) does not conduct electricity on its own.
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    Most dust particles in your house come from dead skin.
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    The smell of freshly cut grass is actually a plant distress call.
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    The bark of an older redwood tree is fireproof.
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    Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory.
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    The force of a suction cup is calculated using F=AP.
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    Optical illusions occur when what the eyes see conflicts with what the brain expects.
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    Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.
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    The Manchineel Tree is so poisonous, rainwater dripping off it’s leaves will burn your skin.
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    Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.
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    There are more atoms in one teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic Ocean.
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    The Earth's atmosphere weighs about 5.5 quadrillion tons.
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