Lake with a monster
Is there a monster in Loch Ness? Several people say they have seen it, but whenever scientists investigate, Nessie hides. There is no scientific evidence that Nessie exists, but hundreds of tourists go every year to see for themselves.
Languages Spoken in Africa
More than 1,000 different languages are spoken on the continent of Africa.
Large elm tree
On a sunny day a large elm tree gives off vapour equal to 1,500 gallons of water.
Largest animal on Earth
The blue whale is the largest animal on earth. The heart of a blue whale is as big as a car, and its tongue is as long as an elephant.
Largest bird egg
The largest bird egg in the world today is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are from 6 to 8 inches long. Because of their size and the thickness of their shells, they take 40 minutes to hard-boil. The average adult male ostrich, the world’s largest living bird, weighs up to 345 pounds.
Largest cave in the world
The largest cave in the world is the Sarawak Chamber in Sarawak, Malaysia. Its floor area is 210,000sq. m (2,260,440sq. ft), about the same size as three soccer pitches put together. Its roof is at least 70m (230ft) high, about as high as a 23 storey building.
The longest system of caves is in Kentucky in the United States. You can walk under the ground here along passages and through caves for over 530km (329 miles), that is the same dstance as walking from Southampton to Carlisle – the whole length of England.
Largest freshwater lake
The largest freshwater lake in the world is Lake Superior in Canada. It is just over 80,000-sq. km (30,888 sq. miles).
Largest on Land
The massive size and strength of the African elephant, the largest land animal, has not saved it from the hunter’s gun. Elephants are now protected in the African game parks.
The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
Leaping the rapids
Salmon spend part of their lives in fresh water and pat in the sea. Adultsalmon leave the sea and move up-river, often leapingrapids on the way, to lay their eggs.