Give me a list of 20 exciting but very esoteric and widely unknown facts.
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Give me a list of 20 exciting but very esoteric and widely unknown facts.

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  1. The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.

  2. The world's largest organism is a fungus called Armillaria ostoyae, which covers 2,200 acres in Oregon.

  3. The world's deepest postbox is located 10 meters undervwater in Susami Bay, Japan.

  4. The world's oldest known sample of the smallpox virus was found in the teeth of a 17th-century Lithuanian woman.

  5. The world's tallest mammal is the giraffe, which can reach up to 18 feet in height.

  6. The world's largest volcano is the Tamu Massif, located in the Pacific Ocean.

  7. The world's oldest known sample of DNA is from a horse that lived around 700,000 years.

  8. The world's largest living organism is a fungus called the Humongous Fungus, which covers 2,200 acres in Oregon.

  9. The world's oldest known sample of the common cold virus was found in the nose of a 17th-century Lithuanian woman.

  10. The world's largest amphibian is the Chinese giant salamander, which can grow up to 6 feet in length.

  11. The world's oldest known sample of the influenza virus was found in the lungs of a 17th-century Lithuanian woman.

  12. The world's largest bird is the ostrich, which can weigh up to 345 pounds.

  13. The world's oldest known sample of the herpes virus was found in the saliva of a 17th-century Lithuanian woman.

  14. The world's tallest tree isa coast redwood called Hyperion, which stands at 379.7 feet.

  15. The world's oldest known sample of the HPV virus was found in the cervical cells of a 17th-century Lithuanian woman.

  16. The world's deepest fish is the Mariana snailfish, which lives at a depth of 8,178 meters.

  17. The world's largest insect is the goliath beetle, which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces.

  18. The world's oldest known sample of the rabies virus was found in the brain of a 17th-century Lithuanian woman.

  19. The world's largest reptile is the saltwater crocodile, which can grow up to 23 feet in length.

  20. The world's oldest known sample of the rotavirus was found in the feces ofa 17th-century Lithuanian woman.

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