The largest plant in the world is said to be the General Sherman Tree, a giant sequoia in Sequoia National Park, California.
The tree is about 272 feet tall and more than 100 feet in circumference.
It is about 3,500 years old.
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- Which U.S. state has the highest per-capita personal income? Connecticut was number one in 1987 with $20,980. At the bottom was Mississippi with $10,204. The average per-capita personal income in the United States as a whole was $15,340.
- How old is the species of fish known as the coelacanth? This ancient creature called the coelacanth existed 350 million years ago. Scientists had believed that the fish became extinct 60 million years ago, until a living specimen was caught in the Indian Ocean…
- How slow is a crab? A crab of the species Neptunus pelagines took 29 years to walk 101.5 miles underwater from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, an average speed of 3.5 miles per year.
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- How far can a frog jump? The world record for a jump by a frog is 33 feet 5.5 inches over the course of three consecutive leaps. It was achieved in May 1977 by a South African sharp-nosed frog…