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GK Facts

1-Venus is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Sky.” Because of the greenhouse effect, it is hotter than Mercury, even though it’s not as close to the sun. Venus does not have a moon but it does have clouds of sulfuric acid! If you’re gonna visit Venus, pack your gas mask!

2-Mars is nicknamed the “Red Planet,” because it looks reddish in the night sky. Mars has 2 moons.

3-The Wright Brothers invented one of the first airplanes. It was called the Kitty Hawk.

4-1.7 litres of saliva is produced each day

5-The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

6-Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.

7-Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.

8-Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

9-Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible

10-The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!

11-Dragonflies can flap their wings 28 times per second and they can fly up to 60 miles per hour

12-Neptune takes 165 Earth years to get around the sun. It appears blue because it is made of methane gas.

13-Uranus is the third largest planet, and is also made of gas. It’s tilted on its side and spins north-south rather than east-west. Uranus has 15 moons.

14-Antarctica is COLDEST continent, averaging minus 76 degrees in the winter

15-The world’s largest mammal, the blue whale, weighs 50 tons i.e. 50000 Kg at birth. Fully grown, it weighs as much as 150 tons i.e. 150000 Kg.

16-An elephant can smell water three miles away

17-Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.

18-Snakes have no external ears. Therefore, they do not hear the music of a “snake charmer”. Instead, they are probably responding to the movements of the snake charmer and the flute.

19-Fish scales are an ingredient in most lipsticks

20-More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.

21-Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand

22-Queen ants can live to be 30 years old

23-Neptune also has a big Spot like Jupiter. Winds on Neptune get up to 1,200 mile per hour! Neptune has 8 moons.

24-The most famous feature on Jupiter is its Red Spot, which is actually an enormous hurricane that has been raging on Jupiter for hundreds of years! Sixteen moons orbit Jupiter.

25-90 % of all the ice in the world in on Antarctica

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