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Why do ducks quack?

Female mallard ducks can only relax when in constant contact with their families. Why? These fowl are the number one menu choice for foxes and many other predators. But as long as they keep quacking, they can call their young and keep their families together. But doesn’t that get exhausting?

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How high can a fly fly?

The majority of flies can fly as long as the air temperature is 10°C or warmer. Imagining that the air temperature on the ground is 21°C, flies could in theory ascend to 1,000 metres before the air becomes too cold.

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Why do elephants have wrinkles?

The reason behind their rough, tough and wizened look…

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How do fish see people?

So, you’re a Napoleon wrasse, swimming around a reef in a leisurely manner… when suddenly, you spot a scuba diver paddling towards you with a net. The panicked ocean-dweller tries to escape, without losing sight of its pursuer. But what do fish actually see?

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Where is the deepest place on Earth?

The Mariana Trench, the deepest place on Earth, is located just east of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an inconceivable seven miles down – over 11,000 metres deep.

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Are ants addicted to drugs?

Acacia trees provide food and shelter for ants in Africa and South America, and in return, the insects protect the trees from climbing plants and plagues of grasshoppers. Sounds like a perfect case of symbiosis – but in reality the relationship is more like that of a drug dealer and his junkies.

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5 Seconds Without Oxygen?

What if oxygen simply disappeared? For, let’s say, just five seconds.

The world as we know it is the result of billions of years of evolution. A single element was its architect: oxygen. But what if this element simply disappeared? For, let’s say, just five seconds. The answer is simple: oxygen plays more key roles for humans, the planet and technology than you might expect. If it disappeared, nothing would be the same. Nothing at all. A catastrophic chain reaction would be set in motion; a series of vast global disasters would occur almost instantaneously. Wonderpedia presents the film script for the most shocking – and shortest – disaster movie of all time...

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