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By Steve Jenkins

How tremendous is a crocodile? What a couple of tiger, or the world’s greatest spider? are you able to think a tongue that's toes lengthy or a watch that’s higher than your head?

Sometimes evidence and figures don’t inform the full tale. occasionally you must see issues for yourself—at their real measurement.

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W i t h its trunk, an elephant can tear d o w n a tree o r pick up an egg w i t h o u t b r e a k i n g it. G i a n t w a l k i n g s t i c k i n s e c t s a r e f o u n d in m a n y p a r t s o f the w o r l d . T h e l a r g e s t k i n d of g i a n t w a l k i n g stick i s f o u n d in I n d o n e s i a , a g r o u p o f i s l a n d s in the w e s t e r n Pacific O c e a n . O n e o f t h e s e m e a s u r e d 2 2 i n c h e s l o n g , e a s i l y m a k i n g it the l o n g e s t insect in the T h e w o r l d ' s l a r g e s t e a r t h w o r m can be f o u n d in one s m a l l p a r t of w o r l d .

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T h e y a r e attentive p a r e n t s , p l a y i n g w i t h their b a b i e s and teaching them h o w to find food a n d get a l o n g w i t h o t h e r s in their g r o u p . G o r i l l a s a r e v e g e t a r i a n s , eating l e a v e s , fruit, nuts, a n d r o o t s . T h e G o l i a t h b e e t l e i s the w o r l d ' s h e a v i e s t insect. F o u n d in the r a i n f o r e s t s of central A f r i c a , it i s a s long a s s i x inches a n d can w e i g h n e a r l y a q u a r t e r of a p o u n d .

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