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relatively small area of the Middle East has about 60% of the world's total
oil reserves. The biggest single producer of oil is Saudi Arabia. In 1993,
it produced 8,198 million barrels of oil a day.
Before life on Earth, the atmosphere contained chemicals such as methane, hydrogen, ammonia and water. Chemical reations took place in the sea, sugar molecules joined together to form starch and cellulose; amino acids formed proteins. When sugars and nitrogen compounds combined they formed DNA, an oganic chemical capable of reproducing itself.
Panama Canal, which opened in 1914, allows ships to travel between the
Atlantic and pacific Oceans without having to sail all the way around South
Mycoplasms are the smallest known free-living cells. They are related to bacteria but lack a cell wall, which means they can change their shape and can pass through fine filters that would retain bacteria. Some are saprophytic (they live on dead or decaying organic material), others are parasitic, living on mammals and causng pneumonia-like diseases.
Great wall of China, which can be seen from space, is over 3,400 km long
- three times the length of Great Britain. It was built over 2,000 years
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