The name Brazil comes from the Portuguese word for brazilwood, a tree that once grew along the Brazilian coast.
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The largest known prime number has 17,425,170 digits. The new prime number is 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, minus 1.
He set up a national banking system while he was president. He also established the Department of Agriculture.
Mating season of guinea fowls takes place at the end of the rainy season.
Guinea fowls were first domesticated by Ancient Romans and are still farmed to this day.
The world’s fastest airplane is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, flying at
2,193 miles per hour. It has held the record for nearly 40 years.
There are iron meteorites and stony meteorites. Iron meteorites have a
typical composition of 91% iron, 8.5% nickel and 0.5% cobalt. Stony
meteorites on the other hand have 36% oxygen, 26% iron, 18% silicon, 14%
magnesium, 1.5% aluminum, 1.4% nickel and 1.3% calcium.
The famous line in Titanic from Leonardo DiCaprio, “I’m king of the world!” was improvised.
Although asteroids are believed to be smaller objects, scientists
believe that there are nearing 200 asteroids that are known to be larger
than 100 km in diameter.
There are currently over 700,000 known asteroids in our solar system.