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Bizarre Fact #51:
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Soil that is heated by geysers are now making it possible to produce bananas in Iceland.

Bizarre Fact #52:
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Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them.

Bizarre Fact #53:
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St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man named Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant who set up the first business there.

Bizarre Fact #54:
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Stalks of sugar cane can reach up to 30 feet.

Bizarre Fact #55:
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Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.

Bizarre Fact #56:
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Thailand used to be called Siam.

Bizarre Fact #57:
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The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.

Bizarre Fact #58:
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The age of a saguaro cactus is calculated by its height.

Bizarre Fact #59:
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The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.

Bizarre Fact #60:
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The Angel Falls in Venezuela were named after an American pilot, Jimmy Angel, whose plane got stuck on top of the mountain while searching for gold.


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