7 Tiny Wonders of the World

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    A snowflake can take as long as two hours to fall from a cloud to the ground.

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    The sound of waves crashing comes mostly from air bubbles. Each exploding bubble has its own signature note.

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    Peacock feathers and butterfly wings get their shimmer from rows and rows of tiny, precisely aligned crystals.

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    Spider silk is one of the toughest substances around. By weight, it’s five times stronger than steel and much more flexible.

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    Every year, 40,000 tons of cosmic dust rain down onto our planet, mostly as microscopic debris. Everything we are and everything on Earth originated from stardust.

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    With wings that flutter as fast as 80 times each second, hummingbirds are able to fly forward, backward, sideways, and even upside down.

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    Gleaming blue tides and incandescent waters aren’t a trick of photography. They’re the work of billions of tiny, glowing organisms called dinoflagellates.

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