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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

It's a big and beautiful world, and after 5,000 years of civilization we still don't understand it. But we have learned some incredible facts that fascinate and amaze.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment."

HINT: (1926-), English broadcaster and naturalist, best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

It takes the Sun between 225 million and 240 million years to complete one orbit around the galaxy. That's moving at a breakneck 137 miles per second.

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Parts of the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado tower to 700 feet above the floor of the San Luis Valley.

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Sand from storms in the Sahara can travel thousands of miles. Mineral dust from these storms has been found in huge concentrations in South America and the Caribbean.

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The deepest place on Earth is Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench, with a depth of 35,840 feet below sea level.

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You'll need to travel at 6.96 miles per second in order to escape Earth's gravity. The escape velocity of the Moon is 1.5 miles per second.

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The oldest known European cave drawings are found in Chauvet Cave in southern France. The 416 drawings are estimated to be 32,000 to 35,000 years old. They feature horses, rhinos, buffalo, lions, and mammoths.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment."

ANSWER: David Attenborough.

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