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Did you know?

  • ‘Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu’ is the longest place in an English-speaking country. It is a hill in New Zealand close to Poranghau, in southern Hawke’s Bay and is 85 letters long.
  • The smallest bone in the human body is smaller than a grain of rice! This is stirrup or stapes bone, found in your inner ear.
  • The Peregrine Falcon is a bird of prey that is renowned for its speed, reaching speeds of over 320km/h during its characteristics hunting stoop (a dive from mid-air/high perch to catch its prey). This makes it the fastest living member of the known animal kingdom.
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