India and China account for more than half of the world's total production of peanuts. The United States grows about 10 percent of the world's peanut crop, mainly in such southern states as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carol
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A bird's eye takes up about 50 percent of its head, our eyes take up about 5 percent of our head. To be comparable to a bird's eyes, our eyes would have to be the size of baseballs.
At 12,000 feet above sea level, there is barely enough oxygen in La Paz, Bolivia to support combustion. The city is nearly fireproof.
Australia is the smallest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent in the world. It is the only country which is also a whole continent -- 18.6 million people live here.
The hummingbird's tiny brain, 4.2% of its body weight, is proportionately the largest in the bird kingdom.
The Viking alphabet was called the Futhark. The letters, called "runes," were made from straight lines, making them easier to carve on stone or wood. Stones with writing on them are called runestones.
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