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    • The impressionist painter Claude Monet painted more than 300 pictures of the same lily pads. The now-famous plants grew in a pond behind his house.

  • The lens of the eye continues to grow throughout a person’s life.
  • Four million tons of hydrogen dust are destroyed in the sun every second.
  • The actual playing time in a big league baseball game, which lasts 2 1/2 hours, has been clocked at nine minutes, 55 seconds, in some cases.
  • It takes a person 15 to 20 minutes to walk once around the Pentagon.
  • If your eyes are 6 feet above the surface of the ocean, the horizon will be about three statute miles away.
  • There was once a town named “”6″” in West Virginia.
  • The surface area of Antarctica is 14 million kilometers. Its lowest point is the Bentley Subglacial Trench at 2,555 meters below sea level. The lowest known land point in Antarctica is hidden in the Bentley Subglacial Trench; at its surface, it is the deepest ice yet discovered and the world’s lowest elevation not under seawater, according to the CIA World Factbook.
  • Smokey the Bear’s original name was Hot Foot Teddy.
  • The onion is a lily, botanically speaking.
  • To mathematicians, the Earth shapes up as an “”oblate spheroid.””
  • The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • There are 22 stars surrounding the mountain on the Paramount Pictures symbol.
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