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In Australia torn money are valued by the percentage of the banknote remaining. Half of a $20 bill is valued at $10. Banknotes must be greater than 20% of the original size to have any value. If a banknote is 80% or greater in size it is worth the full value.
The world's record for the longest pencil is held by the company BIC, set in October 2017. The pencil measures 3582.6 feet (1091 meters) long. It was made with a graphite core and polystyrene, allowing it to be bendable.
Each main cable in San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is made of 27,572 individual thinner wires. It took 80,000 miles (128,748km) of wire to make up each cable, which has a final diameter of 36.3 inches (92.4cm).
Cube shaped watermelons in Japan cost two to three times the normal price, about $90US. Their cube shape helps to save space in the fridge.
Sloths are the slowest animals on Earth. They also sleep a lot, 15 to 18 hours per day while hanging upside down.
The South American fish "Pacu" is the world's only fish that eats nuts. It's jaws are so powerful that it can crack open nuts underwater.
Wheel spiders can tuck their legs in and roll at 3.3ft/s (1m/s). When they're up on a dune and threatened, they just roll down to safety.
The world record holder for breaking wooden toilet seats with the head is Kevin Shelley, having broken 46 seats in one minute.
The Mako shark is the fastest shark on earth. It swims up to 60 miles per hour (96km/h) and it can jump almost 32ft (10m) out of the water.
Humans have 33 vertebrae in the spine. Snakes can have up to 400 vertebrae, with ribs attached to each one.
Snails can glide across razor blades and knives without being harmed. The mucus they secrete acts as a barrier between their body and the sharp object.