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Here are 10 amazing facts for you:

  1. The world’s largest snowflake on record was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
  2. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the observable universe.
  3. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
  4. The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896. It lasted only 38 minutes.
  5. In China, there is a bridge made entirely of glass that is 984 feet long and 590 feet high.
  6. The longest name of a place is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in New Zealand.
  7. The world’s largest underwater volcano is Mauna Loa in Hawaii. It rises 30,000 feet from the ocean floor to its summit.
  8. In ancient Egypt, people used crocodile dung as a contraceptive.
  9. The world’s largest diamond, the Cullinan, was discovered in South Africa in 1905. It weighed 3,106 carats.
  10. The shortest complete sentence in the English language is “I am.”

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