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The Daily Wildcat

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Fast Facts

  • An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second.
  • The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground.
  • Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
  • In the moist rainforests of South America, sloth move so slowly that algae are able to grow in their fur.
  • When opossums are “”playing possum,”” they are not “”playing,”” they’ve actually passed out from sheer terror
  • Some rainforest monkeys are omnivores, eating both animals and plants.
  • More than 2,000 different species of butterflies are found in the rainforests of South America.
  • The forests of Central Africa are home to more than 8,000 different species of plants.
  • Bats are essential for the pollination of many tropical foodstuffs such as bananas and mangoes.
  • On average, 61,000 people are traveling airborne over the United States at any given hour.
  • The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  • Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.
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