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Which is the highest mountain peak in the world?
Mount Everest is called the world's highest mountain because it has the highest elevation above sea level. We could also say that it has the "highest altitude". The peak of Mount Everest is 8,850 meters (29,035 feet) above sea level. Read Full Article
Why does water boil faster with salt?
If you look at the heat capacity of salt water, you will find that it is less than pure water. In other words, it takes less energy to raise the temperature of the salt water 1°C than pure water. This means that the salt water heats up faster and eventually gets to its boiling point first.
Which animal has the fastest metabolism?
In fact, no animal has a faster metabolism—roughly 100 times that of an elephant. Hummingbirds burn food so fast they often eat 1-1/2 to 3 times their weight in nectar and insects per day. Read Full Article
How many species of fish are in the great barrier reef?
More than 1,500 fish species live on the reef, including the clownfish, red bass, red-throat emperor, and several species of snapper and coral trout. About 5,000 species of mollusks live on the reef. Read Full Article
Who was the first president of the United States to live in the White House?
Although President Washington oversaw the construction of the house, he never lived in it. It was not until 1800, when the White House was nearly completed, that its first residents, President John Adams and his wife Abigail, moved in. Read Full Article
Are polar bears left handed?
Scientists observing the animals haven't noticed a preference. In fact, polar bears seem to use their right and left paws equally. Use of tools. Polar bears do not use tools, including blocks of ice, to kill their prey. Read Full Article