Since 1900, the United Kingdom has lost 13 species of bees, and a further 35 are
considered under threat of extinction. None are protected by law. Across
Europe nearly 1 in 10 wild bee species face extinction.
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The human nose can detect about 1 trillion smells.
Brazil was the first nation to bring people to work by force in the Americas and the last to set them free when, after centuries of hardship for the imported African slaves, it abolished slavery in 1888.
In Colorado, USA, there is still an active volcano. It last erupted about the same time as the pyramids were being built in Egypt.
More than 14,000 Gods and Goddesses were worshiped by the Egyptians in ancient times.
Dinosaurs lived on all the continents, including Antarctica.
According to Greek mythology, the olive tree was given to Athens by the goddess Athena, and Greece is now the world’s third leading producer of olives.
It’s a fact that a wild duck can live 20 years or more. The world record
is a Mallard Drake that lived to a ripe old age of 27 years. Domestic
ducks typically live 10-15 years or less in captivity.
Dinosaurs are divided into two groups, based on their hip structure –
the first one “Saurischia” (lizard-hipped), and the second