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Dynamite contains peanuts as an ingredient. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Manaal - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

talcTalc is the softest known substance. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Laine - United States

galliumGallium is a metal which melts on palm of the hand, due to its low melting point (29.76 °C). Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Karanpal Singh - Amritsar, India

Twenty percent of Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon forest. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Jassim - Salem, India

The noble gas Xenon lasers can cut through materials that are so tough even diamond tipped blades will not cut. Submitted by: Josh Davies - Llanelli, Wales

gold and copperGold and Copper are the only two non-white metals. Sciensational.com

chilli peppersThe burning sensation we get from chilli peppers is because of a chemical called Capsaicin. Submitted by: Cam - England.

The lighter was invented before the match (in 1816 by J.W. Dobereiner). Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Leah Hopson - Denver, United States

lightningEach time lightning strikes, some Ozone gas is produced, thus strengthening the Ozone Layer in the Earth's atmosphere.

honeyHoney does not spoil. Sciensational.comSubmitted by: Ashalaya - Racine, Wisconsin, United States

pure goldThere's enough gold in the Earth's crust to cover the entire land surface knee-deep. Sciensational.com

An average adult body contains around 250g (1/2lb) of salt. Sciensational.com

tungstenThe metal with the highest melting point is tungsten, at 3410 degrees Celsius (6170F).

One inch (2.5cm) of rain is equal to 10 inches (25cm) of snow. Sciensational.com

mosquitoMosquitoes like the scent of estrogen, hence, women get bitten by mosquitoes more often than men do. Sciensational.com

An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 80 km (50 mi) long.

Natural gas has no odour. The smell is added artificially so that leaks can be detected. Sciensational.com

Air becomes liquid at about minus 190 degrees Celsius.

Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. Sciensational.com

pure goldAbsolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be moulded with the hands. Sciensational.com