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There are around 10 billion bats on Earth, and they account for approximately one fifth of all mammals. 00:43
Earth's 7 billion humans weigh around 287 million tons, but we're outweighed by just one species of krill. 02:04
There are around 3 septillion bacteria in all the cow stomachs on Earth. 03:09