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Bizarre Fact #1:
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A cesium atom in an atomic clock that beats over nine billion times a second.

Bizarre Fact #2:
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A Chinese Scientist discovered that the Earth is round during the Han Dynasty by measuring the sun and moon's path in the sky. He recorded this fact down in the imperial records but went unnoticed until it was unearthed recently but Chinese archaeologists.

Bizarre Fact #3:
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A cubic yard of air weighs about 2 pounds at sea level.

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A galactic year is 250 million Earth-years. This is the time it takes for our solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy.

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A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.

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A meteor has only destroyed one satellite, which was the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.

Bizarre Fact #7:
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African Baobab tree's circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk is hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it.

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At lift off, US space shuttles weight about 4.5 million pounds.

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Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996 they used a special technology to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals.

Bizarre Fact #10:
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Automobile building is the largest manufacturing industry in the world.


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