• Mosquitoes survive collisions with raindrops by clinging to the droplet and riding it for a while.
  • The tallest tree in the world is located in a remote area of the Redwood National Park in California. It is a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), that goes by the name Hyperion. The tree stands at 379.7 feet or 115.72 m tall and was discovered in the year 2006 (month of August) by two naturalists going by the names Michael Taylor and Chris Atkins.
  • Humans and dogs are the only two species known to seek visual clues from another individual's eyes; and dogs only do this when interacting with humans.
  • Ants never sleep.
  • A honey bee strokes its wings about 11,500 times a minute.
  • UNESCO and the Kenyan government put together a team of scientists to find water in Kenya and they discovered Lotikipi Basin Aquifer, which is about 1000 feet underground, measures 62 miles by 41 miles and is significantly larger than other aquifers discovered in the region. In fact, it holds 900% more water than what's in Kenya's current reserves.
    The reserve is so large that it could meet the entire country's water needs for the next 70 years. Using satellite, radar and geological technology, scientists found an aquifer-an underground layer of water-bearing material-that contains 200 billion cubic meters of fresh water.
  • Sea Otters tend to have a 'favorite' rock, which they store and carry with them in a pouch usually under their left arm.
  • Lake Baikal is located in the south of Eastern Siberia, in the Buryat Autonomous Republic and the Region of Irkutsk, Russia. This lake is the deepest lake in the world. Its average depth is 730 m. And it's maximum depth in the middle is 1,620 m.
    It is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20 % of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water. It is also among the clearest of all lakes, and thought to be the world's oldest lake at 25 million years!
  • Blue whales are so big that a human being can swim through their largest veins and arteries.
  • Koalas do not drink. They get all the moisture they need from the leaves that they ingest.
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