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18 people die every minute from AIDS?

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yeast is actually a group of living fungi?

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golf has been played in Scotland since the 1400's?

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half of the people in the world have never touched a telephone?

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the first Olympic games were held by the Greeks in 776 BC to honour the god Zeus?

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the Irish Sea is one of the world's most reactive seas because of the radioactive water released into it?

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by recycling 75% of the world's paper, over 35 million trees could be saved each year?

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a typical Western family produces over 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year?

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the size of forest land destroyed every year is larger than Ireland and Wales?

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the Greeks and Romans used gymnastic exercises to train the soldiers?

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Coffee beans are more reactive than some equipment used in a nuclear power plant?

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Dick Turpin was hanged in York for horse stealing in 1793?

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the most recent ice age started about 1,800,000 years ago and ended about 11,000 years ago?

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the Incas had no system of writing? Messages were learned by heart and taken all through the empire by relays of runners.

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iron was in use in about 2,000 BC in Anatolia (now Turkey)?

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the largest jellyfish measures over 2 m across with tentacles over 65 m long?

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a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet with 4 engines uses 180,000 litres of fuel to fly from London to Hong Kong; a car can drive over 1.5 million km with that amount of fuel?

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most kings rule alone but ancient Sparta had 2 kings who ruled together?

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Elizabeth II is the 7th queen in Britain?

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if you drive for 35 km/h you will use up 35% less fuel if you drive the same distance at a speed of 80 km/h?

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