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out of every 100 robins hatched each year, only 28 are likely to survive until the following spring?

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

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some birds travel for more than 40,000 km per year?

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birdsong is generally the male declaring that he has found a nesting site?

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a drop of blood has about 100 million red blood cells?

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lobster's blood is pale blue?

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a deer's antlers are bones that grow from the skull?

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the first printed book was printed in China in 868 AD?

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it takes 3 years to paint the Forth Bridge in Scotland? As soon as the painting is finished, it's time to start again!

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more    than    1    trillion    dollars    were    lost    in    World    War    2?

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there are 20,000 species of butterfly?

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birdwing butterfly have a wingspan of up to 28 cm?

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female butterflies die after laying their eggs?

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the words Kaiser (the name of the King of Germany before 1918) and Tsar (the name of the King Russia before 1917) both come from Julius Caesar's name?

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camels can go for weeks without drinking anything and lose up to 40% of their weight? When a camel does reach water it can drink up to 57 litres without a pause.

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the first modern cassette was made in 1963?

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sausages    are    made    out    of    intestines?

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the largest cat is the Siberian tiger which weighs more than 360 kg?

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the Canterbury Tales was the first important book written in English?

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chemicals from coal are used to make nylon, explosives, medicines and fertilizers?

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