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More than 1.5 million seeds of various plants from around the world are stored at the Svalbard global seed vault in Norway. To ensure the safety of the seeds, it was built inside a tunnel carved under a mountain.
The world fastest unassisted swim across the English Channel is 6 hours and 58 minutes. The distance is approximately 33km (21 miles). Due to the currents, the actual swimming distance is much longer.
Titan Arum (the Corpse flower) in Sumatra is the world's tallest flower, growing up to 10 feet tall (3 meters). It flowers every 10 years and smells like rotten eggs combined with moth balls and rotten meat.
Japan is the "vending machine capital of the world." Beer, whiskey, cigarettes, underwear, sausages, rice, eggs and potted plants are just a few of the many items you'd find in Japanese vending machines.