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  • The hottest place in the world is El Azizia, Libya.

  • The most massive star known is the Pistol Star, which has a mass about 100-150 times that of the Sun.

  • The Sahara is the largest desert in the world at 3,500,000 square miles.

  • Russia is the largest country at 17,075,400 square miles.

  • Mount Everest in Nepal is the largest mountain at 29,035 feet (8,850 meters).

  • The area between your nose and mouth with the two vertical lines is called the "philtrum."

  • Pretzels without salt are called "baldies."

  • "Pennsylvania" is missing an "n" and thus misspelled on the Liberty Bell.

  • The Sand Swimmer snake swims through loose sand like water.

  • The Collared Lizard can run on its two hind legs.

  • The Road Runner is a bird that can run up to 17 mph.

  • The Archer Fish spits at bugs up to 6 feet away to knock them into the water to eat.

  • The Velvet Worm fires lassos of glue up to 3 feet to ensnare insect prey.

  • The Pistol Shrimp "shoots" water and sound from its pincher to stun its prey.

  • The Frogfish can expand the volume of its mouth by 12 times in less than six-thousandths of a second, making it one of the fastest feeding vertebrates known to science.

  • The Chameleon's tongue is longer than its body.