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  • [The Eiffel Tower]: The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer due to thermal expansion of the iron.

  • [Elephants]: Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

  • [Diamonds]: Diamonds are not made from compressed coal; they are formed deep within the Earth's mantle.

  • [Jupiter]: Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets in our solar system, lasting only about 9.9 hours.

  • [Giraffes]: Giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae as humans: seven.

  • [Fingernails]: Human fingernails grow faster than toenails, and nails grow faster on the dominant hand.

  • [DNA]: Humans share about 50% of their DNA with bananas.

  • [Mount Everest]: Mount Everest's height is still increasing by about 0.1576 inches (4 mm) per year.

  • [Penguins]: Penguins can jump up to 6 feet in the air.

  • [Sunflowers]: Sunflowers can help to clean radioactive soil. They were used to remove toxins after the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters.

  • [Speed of Light]: Light from the Sun takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach Earth.

  • [Honey]: Honey never spoils. Archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3000 years old and still perfectly edible.

  • [Tigers]: Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. Even if you shaved a tiger, you would still see its stripes.

  • [Moon]: The Moon is drifting away from Earth at a rate of about 1.48 inches (3.78 cm) per year.

  • [Bananas]: Bananas are berries, but strawberries are not.

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