• DNA is composed of four nucleobases: adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine.
  • The Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the completion of the Chrysler Building in 1930.
  • Pythagoras’ theorem states that in a right-angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
  • The piano has 88 keys.
  • Antarctica is the coldest continent; it once reached -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • William Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets and 39 plays.
  • The Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, has no eyebrows. The longest river in the world is the Nile in Africa.
  • The Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs.
  • The loudest animal in the world is the sperm whale.
  • The largest desert on earth is the Antarctic desert.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth.
  • The sun is approximately 93 million miles away from the earth.
  • The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans.
  • The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
  • The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing, Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
  • Queen Elizabeth II is currently the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
  • Avocado has the highest protein content of all fruit.
  • Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” has been translated into every major language and is performed more often than any other play.
  • The Maunder Minimum is the name given to the period roughly from 1645 to 1715, when sunspots became exceedingly rare.
  • The world’s largest diamond, the Cullinan, was found in South Africa in 1905.
  • The universe is believed to be approximately 13.8 billion years old.

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