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163 A beam of light

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243 The Great Wall of China

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177 All planets in our solar system

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One Venus day is longer than one Venus year

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The one place where a flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, and does not get saluted, is the moon.

The largest iceberg ever recorded was 335km (208 miles) long and 97km (60 miles) wide.

There are 1040 islands around Britain, one of which is the smallest island in the world: Bishop’s Rock.

The magnetic south pole was discovered off the coast of Wilkes Land in Antarctica.

The Dead Sea is 365 m (1,200 ft) below sea level.

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A green diamond is the rarest diamond.

Hurricanes, tornadoes and bigger bodies of water always go clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere. This directional spinning has to do with the rotation of the earth and is called the Coriolis force.

All the planets in the solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

The magnetic north pole is near Ellef Ringes Island in northern Canada.

There is no record of a person being killed by a meteorite but animals are occasionally hit.

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