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01. In order to wash sand [particles] out of her eyes, and rid her body of excess salt, the female green turtle sheds tears as she lays her eggs on the beach.
02. Comets are surrounded by tiny dust [particles], which are swept into a long tail by the solar wind.
03. The [particles] are not visible to the naked eye, and can only be seen under a very powerful microscope.
04. He has only the tiniest [particle] of brain in his stupid, pointed head.
05. Tests have shown that the air around the industrial site is full of [particles] of toxic materials.
06. The [particles] were smashed in a special machine which separated the electrons, protons and neutrons.
07. The air is full of minute [particles] of dust from the volcano eruption.
08. The hairs in your nose help to filter out any tiny [particles] that are breathed in.
09. A photon is a tiny [particle] of light.
10. Pigeons and hummingbirds have tiny magnetic [particles] in their heads that respond to the Earth's magnetic fields, and help the birds in navigation.
11. John Tyndall once observed that life is a wave which in no two consecutive moments of existence is composed of the same [particles].
12. The rings around Saturn are made up of billions of [particles].
13. Isaac Newton believed that light is made up of [particles], but we now know that light can behave both as [particles] and waves.
14. Dust [particles] on the camera lens may appear as spots on your photos.
15. Dave Barry once joked that electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny [particles] called electrons, which you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.
16. Gustave Flaubert once suggested that there is not a [particle] of life which does not bear poetry within it.
17. Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid contamination by airborne [particles] resulting from the flush.
18. Most dust [particles] in your house are composed of dead skin.
19. Small hairs in your nose work to trap dust [particles] and then expel them by inducing a sneeze.
20. In any gas, [particles] are constantly in random motion.

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