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  • Flowers have patterns of lines on their petals this guide the insects to move towards the glands which produce nectar, these glands are at the base of the petals. Some flowers display these patterns in the UV Rays they reflect. the insects have ultraviolet vision. These insects see these nectar guides,we only see plain-coloured petals.
  • There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times.
  • At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.
  • The risk of being struck by a falling meteorite for a human is one occurrence every 9,300 years.
  • A thimbleful of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons.
  • A typical hurricane produces the energy equivalent of 8,000 one megaton bomb
  • Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide
  • The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph, by Fred Rompelberg
  • We can produce laser light a million times brighter than sunshine
  • 65% of those with autism are left handed
  • The combined length of the roots of a Finnish pine tree is over 30 miles
  • Take a deep breath, then thank your lucky stars you weren't in Mumbai (unless you are, in which case, stop breathing so deeply). Breathing for a single day during Diwali, the ancient Hindu “festival of lights”, is the equivalent to smoking 113 cigarettes.

    That's like smoking five packs a day for an entire week. The rise in pollution comes from the residue of firecrackers burst that happens throughout the week of Diwali. In this case, pollution is measured by the presence of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) that is small enough to get stuck in your lungs and provide all the nastiness that smoking causes.

    A single cigarette emits 2 units of RSPM (SPM that is small enough to breathe in). An acceptable amount, according to the Pollution Control Board, is 100 units. On a Replica Rolex Daytona normal day, without the extra firecrackers and smoke, the air contains 200 units of RSPM, equivalent to 100 cigarettes a day.

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