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Fact 6 | The water in the Dead Sea is so salty that it’s easier to float than sink

Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. It is the lowest point on the face of the earth. This vast stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, …

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Fact 1 | You can’t taste food unless it’s mixed with your saliva

The gustatory system creates the human sense of taste, allowing us to perceive different flavors from substances that we consume as food and drink. Gustation, along with olfaction (the sense of smell), is classified as chemoreception. Because it functions by reacting with molecular chemical compounds in a given substance. Specialized …

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