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Muddiest river in the world

The muddiest river in the world is the Hwang Ho in China. It carries so much silt you could build a vast wall 40m (131ft) high and 6 m (20ft) wide all round the world.

 

Muscles in the Human Body

Did you know that there are 639 muscles in the human body?

They contain six thousand million muscle fibers and each fiber consists of 1000 separate minute threads called fibrils.

 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are friut – it carries spores that blow away in the wind to grow into new plants. The rest of the plant is underground. Mushrooms are fungi and they have no flowers. It feeds on nutrients of rotting plants and animals.

 

Mysterious decline

The rusty numbat is rare Australian mammal. Its other mname is banded anteater, although its favourite food is termites. At night, it shelters in a hollow log. It is not clear why these animals are dying out. Perhaps they are eaten by foxes, or perhaps they die in bush fires.

 

Name India

The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus

 

Namib Desert in Namibia

The foggiest desert is the Namib Desert in Namibia, South-West Africa. Most of the moisture it receives drifts in as fog from the Atlantic Ocean.

 

No Pepper – Only Salt

The saltiest seas are in the Middle East where the hot sun beats down evaporating the water and making it saltier and saltier. The Red Sea is so salty you cannot sink- the salt keeps you floating!

 

No Teeth

Turtles have no teeth.

 

Non-Vegetarian Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs didn’t eat grass? There was no grass in the days of the dinosaurs.

 

Ocean Trenches

In places the floor plunges even deeper, into cracks and trenches. The deepest trench is the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The bottom is 11,000m (36,091ft) below the surface, deep enough to sink Mount Everest, the world’s highest Mountain and still have nearly 2,200m (7,218ft) of water to spare.

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