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11/01/2005 - In Wales, there are more sheep than people. (In 1996, the human population for Wales was 2,921,000, with approximately 5,000,000 sheep).

The Great Lakes contain 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water, one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world.

According to experts, large caves tend to "breathe"; they inhale and exhale great quantities of air when the barometric pressure on the surface changes, and air rushes in or out seeking equilibrium.

A dog was killed by a meteor at Nakhla, Egypt, in 1911. The unlucky canine is the only creature known to have been killed by a meteor.

The Earth moves in its 585-million-mile orbit around the Sun approximately eight times faster than a bullet travels.

The only part of the human body that has no blood supply is the cornea. It takes its oxygen directly from the air.

Thomas Edison originally formed the Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. Through several mergers and acquisitions over the decades, the company has grown into what we now know as General Electric.

On a clear day, you can see five states from atop the Empire State Building in New York City: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

Cats purr at 26 cycles per second, the same as an idling diesel engine.

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