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Recent studies of Earth’s geological and geophysical features have revealed evidence of ancient continents in the Indian and Pacific Oceans!

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Before 1980 only six species of Bush Baby were recognised, but studies have resulted in the identification of as many as 20 species. #funfact #animalfact

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Except for one subspecies of grizzly bear, the polar bear is the largest and most powerful carnivore on land. It has no natural predators and knows no fear of humans, making it an extremely dangerous animal. #FunFact

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Has pink always been a “girly” colour?

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Captain Kidd, a British privateer and semi-legendary pirate celebrated in literature as one of the most colourful outlaws of all time, was hanged in London #onthisday in 1701 after being found guilty of murder and piracy.

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China formally annexed Tibet as an autonomous region #onthisday in 1951, giving rise to a Tibetan independence movement—led by the Dalai Lama, winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize—that continued into the early 21st century.

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Did you know that sharks have no swim bladder and must swim perpetually to keep from sinking to the bottom?

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EUROPEAN HISTORY
What was the name of Franz Ferdinand’s assassin? Who was known as the Iron Chancellor? From the Irish famine to Lady Godiva, journey through European history in this #quiz.

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#Onthisday in 1980, following an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted in one of the greatest volcanic explosions ever recorded in North America.

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Did you know that although most are quite small, the biggest jellyfish can reach a diameter of up to 2 metres!

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