Frank Murphy, Martha Brenner's George, Thomas, and Abe! PDF

By Frank Murphy, Martha Brenner

This assortment beneficial properties 3 of our hottest biographies: Washington, the stoic basic with a smooth spot for animals; Jefferson, the bright statesman who was once a foodie at center, and Lincoln, the absentminded attorney whose compassionate caseload foretold his presidency. starting readers will find out about little-known, illuminating occasions within the past years of those impressive males and the way, lengthy sooner than coming into the White condo, they lived lives jam-packed with intelligence, braveness, and kindness--the hallmarks of a superb president.

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You’re more likely to get ill from kissing another person than a dog. Even though a dog’s mouth has as many germs as a human’s, not as many of them are harmful to us. A rare response to a virus that normally causes warts can also lead people to develop brown growths, which make them look as though they are covered with tree bark. Before they are born, developing human babies have a tail, and some developing snake babies have legs. Perhaps we have more in common with snakes than we think! In one day, your blood travels 19,312 kilometres (12,000 miles)!

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Some sharks can detect the smell of fish at concentrations as low as one part in ten billion. 8 kilometres (half a mile) by a tornado and landed safely in a field. Five years later, another tornado carried her over a bus! Shocking Animal Facts A crocodile can’t stick its tongue out. Some fish live so deep in the sea that it is permanently dark. Many make their own light by a process of bioluminescence, using chemical reactions to produce light. qxd 16/4/08 17:13 Page 64 64 1001 Shocking Science Facts More than half of all creatures brought up from the deep sea by scientists are unknown species.

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