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EP 16 ANIMAL FACTS

 Panda’s must eat 25 – 90 pounds (12-38 kg) of bamboo every day to meet their energy needs. This is because bamboo contains very little nutritional value, so they have to eat it in vast quantities to survive. Although the giant panda possesses the digestive system of a carnivore, they have evolved to depend almost …

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COSMOS FACTS

A black hole is created when big stars explode. Its gravitational force is so strong that nothing can escape from it – luckily the closest black hole is about 10,000 light-years from Earth. 2. The Earth is tiny in comparison with the rest of the universe – it could fit into the sun 1.3 million …

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EPISODE 10 (RANDOM FACTS )

Some fungi create zombies, then control their minds The tropical fungus Ophiocordyceps infects ants’ central nervous systems. By the time the fungi been in the insect bodies for nine days, they have complete control over the host’s movements. They force the ants to climb trees, then convulse and fall into the cool, moist soil below, where fungi …

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EPISODE 8 (RANDOM FACTS)

Ninety percent of Libya is desert. “Happy Birthday” was the first song ever played on Mars. Mars Rover Curiosity played the song to itself on its first anniversary on the planet. China didn’t win its first Olympic medal until 1984. More than 100 baseballs are used during a typical professional baseball game. 🐝 the way …

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TERROR TALES WITH MB (Poveglia Island, Venice, Italy)

POVEGLIA WAS CONSTRUCTED ON A permanent fortification built by the Venetian government and from 1793-1814 was used as a plague quarantine station, or “lazaretto”—one of many in the Venetian lagoon. The tiny island is said to have hosted over 160,000 infected souls living out their final days and hours there—so many that there are whispers …

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EPISODE 7 (animal facts)

Giraffes don’t just have long necks: They have long tongues! Their tongues are between 18 and 20 inches long. Sea otters like to hold each other’s paws when they sleep, so they don’t drift apart while dreaming. How sweet is that?! Mice have pretty funny names: A female mouse is a doe and a male mouse is a buck. …

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Episode 3 ( cosmos facts)

Lucy in the sky with diamonds. A star in the constellation of Centaurus has a secret at its heart. At first it appeared to be a dim white dwarf, but it subsequently turned out to be incredibly dense, with the mass of the Sun crammed into an object only a third the diameter of Earth. …

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Episode 7 (random facts)

The human body contains enough fat to make about seven bars of soap. Babies are born with more bones than adults. (Babies have 300 bones while adults only have 206.) Goosebumps developed to make our ancestors’ hair stand up, making them appear more threatening to predators. Did you know apples come from the same plant …

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