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12 Interesting Things That Happen Every Second

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1. Every second, lightning strikes the ground 100 times.

2. Every second, four babies are born.

3. Every second, the sun is shooting one million tons of matter into space.

4. Every second, 350 slices of pizza are eaten.

5. Every second, 60 lipsticks are manufactured.

6. Every second, 100,000 chemical reactions take place in a single cell in the human body.

7. Every second, 16 million tons of water evaporates from the Earth's surface.

8. Every second, the universe expands 46 miles.

9. Every second, a bee can flap its wings 11,000 times.

10. Every second, around 2.8 million emails are sent.

11. Every second, 550 hot dogs are consumed in America.

12. Every 60 seconds, someone in Canada requires blood.