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Bizarre Fact #21:
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In 1998, approximately 1.6 billion tree seedlings were planted in the United States. This amounts to about five trees per American.

Bizarre Fact #22:
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In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water.

Bizarre Fact #23:
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In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper.

Bizarre Fact #24:
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In Albania, nodding your head means "no" and shaking your head means "yes."

Bizarre Fact #25:
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In approximately 18 months, the papaya tree can grow to be 20 feet tall.

Bizarre Fact #26:
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In France, the Big Dipper is called the "casserole."

Bizarre Fact #27:
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In some parts of the Atacama Desert it has never rained.

Bizarre Fact #28:
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In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists

Bizarre Fact #29:
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In the early 1700's, Siberia became a place of exile for many criminals and political extremists.

Bizarre Fact #30:
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In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.


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