1. 20% of the Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest.
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  2. The Amazon
    represents more than
    half of the Earth's
    rainforests.
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  3. During the past 40 years, at least 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down.
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  4. The Amazon rainforest encompasses an area of 5,500,000 sq kilometres (2,100,000 sq mi), two times the size of Argentina.
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  5. The name "Amazon" comes from the "Amazons" of Greek mythology, a race of woman warriors. In many tribes of the area, women fought alongside the men.
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  6. Sand from the Sahara is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon, recharging its minerals. The desert literally fertilizes the rainforest.
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  7. Human inhabitants first settled in the Amazon rainforest at least 11,200 years ago.
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  8. The Amazon rainforest
    has been in existence
    for at least
    55 million years.
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  9. 1 in 10 known species in the world
    lives in the Amazon Rainforest.
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  10. There are no bridges over the Amazon River.
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  11. The Amazon River once flowed in the opposite direction, from east to west.
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  12. Almost four hundred billion trees
    belonging to 16,000 different species grow in the Amazon rainforest.
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  13. Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears.
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  14. While most of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil (60%), it's also in Peru (13%), Colombia (10%), Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and three countries.
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  15. There's an underground river 4 KM (2.4 mi) beneath the Amazon River in Brazil, that might be as long, but hundreds of times wider.
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  16. In 2008, Norway donated US$1 billion to help save the Amazon rainforest.
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  17. The Amazon River discharges 5 times as much water as any other river on the planet.
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  18. The Amazon Rainforest is home to about 2.5 million insect species.
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  19. Over 40,000 plant species, 2,200 fishes, 1,200 birds, 420 mammals, 420 amphibians, and 370 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the Amazon region.
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  20. Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. It's located deep in the Amazon rainforest and has over 400,000 people.
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  21. A study in 1999 found 1 sq kilometer (247 acres) of Amazon rainforest can contain about 90,790 tonnes of living plants.
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  22. As many as 60 tribes remain largely uncontacted in the Amazon, or live in voluntary isolation.
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