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TIL that there were no ponies used in the Pony Express, just horses.
TIL that the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere are the opposite of those in the Southern Hemisphere. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June.
TIL there is no official difference between a hill and a mountain
TIL the Mariana Trench, the deepest ocean trench on earth, has been found to be more polluted than some of the most polluted rivers in China. Plastic bags and other plastic waste have been found throughout the trench, often entangling sea life.
TIL of "Hammer" Simwinga, a Zambian man who has helped stop poaching in North Luangwa Nat'l Park. Most villages near the park relied on poaching for income. Simwinga eliminated the need for poaching for 35K+ people in 60 villages by teaching sunflower planting, beekeeping, & sustainable farming.
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