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The solar eclipse of November 3 2013, as observed from space
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The solar eclipse of November 3 2013, as observed from space


This eclipse was classified as a hybrid eclipse because it started out as an annular eclipse and became a total eclipse over equatorial Africa

 



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Divers dwarfed by an enormous sunfish!


The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. Adults typically weigh between 247 and 1,000 kg (545–2,205 lb)

 



Tuna, champion of thermal regulation!
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Tuna, champion of thermal regulation!


With mackerel sharks, tunas are the only species able to maintain a body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water... even when it's 43 °F!

 



This rock sculpture is the tallest in Europe
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This rock sculpture is the tallest in Europe


It's 40 meters tall, is located in Romania, and was created between 1994 and 2004 to commemorate King Decebalus, who fought against the Roman armies

 



Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Olympic Marathon with no shoes
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Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Olympic Marathon with no shoes


 



The largest beaver dam known to exist is 850 m long
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The largest beaver dam known to exist is 850 m long


While beaver dams typically range in length from a few meters to about 100 metres (330 ft), this record-breaking 850-meter long dam is located in Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta, Canada (Coordinates: 58°16'15"N 112°15'6"W). This combination of two original dams first appeared on satellite images in 1975

 



The oldest operating university in the World is in Morocco
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The oldest operating university in the World is in Morocco


Founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859, the school was incorporated into Morocco's modern state university system in 1963

 



A Lego model built with over 5 million bricks!
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A Lego model built with over 5 million bricks!


Lego has built a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter using 5,335,200 bricks! It is the biggest Lego model ever created; big enough to fit the real Luke Skywalker

 



This is the strongest biological material
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This is the strongest biological material


Limpet teeth (yes, they have teeth), are the strongest known biological material, stronger even than spider silk

 



This insect only lives for 5 minutes
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This insect only lives for 5 minutes


The female Dolania americana lays its eggs and dies 5 minutes after being born. Its digestive system is not even functional; no time to waste!

 



Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world!
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Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world!


This sequoia is 115m tall (379 ft), and might be 800 years old

 



Human is the only species to like spicy food
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Human is the only species to like spicy food


 



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One of the biggest insects in the World!


Arachnacris corporalis can reach 15 cm long and a 25 cm wingspan.

 



This woman survived a 2,600 ft fall without a parachute
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This woman survived a 2,600 ft fall without a parachute


Vesna Vulović is a Serbian former flight attendant. She holds the world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute, when her plane exploded during flight in 1972. She fell approximately 33,333 ft (10,160 meters). She was in a coma for 27 days and suffered a fractured skull, three broken vertebrae, and both legs broken

 



You don't want to mess with Mount Erebus!
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You don’t want to mess with Mount Erebus!


Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the southernmost active volcano on earth. It is in a continuous eruption since 1972.