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    Fast Facts: March 4

    •The longest cells in the human body are the motor neurons. They can be up to 4 1/2 feet long and run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe.

    •There are no poisonous snakes in Maine.

    •The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal and has been detected as far away as 530 miles.

    •The largest man-made lake in the U.S. is Lake Mead, which is created by the Hoover Dam.

    •The poison arrow frogs of South and Central America are the most poisonous animals in the world.

    •A newborn blue whale is 20-26 feet long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds.

    •The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.

    •The Virginia opossum has a gestation period of only 12 -13 days.

    •The Stegosaurus measured up to 30 feet long but had a brain the size of a walnut.

    •The largest meteorite crater in the world is in Winslow, Ariz. It is 4,150 feet wide and 150 feet deep.

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