Amazing Facts in the World

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The world is filled with mysteries. Some solved, some you can’t fathom and some that remain completely unknown. But then, there comes a time when the unknown becomes known, and once verified, it becomes fact. So, here are some amazing facts from around the world that will really leave you amazed.

1. The national flag with the most colors in it is Belize (1981), with 12.
2. The first hand-held mobile phone call was made on April 3rd, 1973, in NYC.
3. The largest contiguous land empire in history is The Mongol Empire (13th & 14th centuries).
4. “Avengers: Endgame” is the top-grossing film of all time, making over $2.7B!
5. The name “sandwich” comes from an 18th-century aristocrat called the 4th Earl of Sandwich.
6. 92% of the world’s currency is digital.
7. China is the world’s most populous country, with around 1.4 billion people living there.
8. Russia is the most forested country in the world, with 815 million hectares.
9. A tiger’s roar can be heard up to two miles away.
10. The deepest place on Earth is the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. It’s 36,201 feet (11,034m) deep. That’s almost seven miles!
11. The longest river in the world is the River Nile, clocking 6,853km in length. Its water resources are shared by 11 different countries, too.
12. The Anglo-Zanzibar War (1896) was the shortest war ever – lasting just 38 minutes!
13. Tim Berners-Lee created the first ever web browser (World Wide Web), in 1990.
14. The American Revolution (1765-1783) came before the French Revolution (1789-1799).
15. Marie Curie was the first person ever to win TWO Nobel Prizes – one for physics in 1903, the other for chemistry in 1911 for her work on radioactivity.
16. There are almost 5 billion internet users in the world.
17. The median age of the world’s population is around 30 years, as of 2019.
18. McDonald’s once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli.
19. Samsung tests phone durability with a butt-shaped robot.
20. Canada is south of Detroit (just look at a map).
21. Bats are the only mammal that can actually fly.
22. Octopuses have three hearts.
23. Skin is the body’s largest organ.
24. Greenland is the largest island in the world.
25. Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself.
26. Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.
27. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime
28. A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth.
29. Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
30. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
31. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
32. For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants.
33. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
34. Cats have 32 muscles in each of their ears.
35. The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than most elephants!
36. Gorillas burp when they are happy.
37. You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning
38. In Japan, crooked teeth are considered cute and attractive.
39. The number of animals killed for meat every hour in the U.S. is 500,000.
40. Canada, the most lakes in the world.
41. The world’s oldest country is in Europe.
42. France’s longest land border is in Brazil.
43. Apples float because they are one-quarter air!
44. There are 2,000 thunderstorms on Earth every minute.
45. Rain contains vitamin B12.
46. Venus spins clockwise. It’s the only planet that does!
47. Neptune’s days are 16 hours long.
48. The largest living animal is the blue whale, which can measure as much as 100 feet.
49. In 1948, before Pakistan had the facilities, The Reserve Bank of India issued provisional notes for the Pakistani Rupee.
50. Saddam Hussein was the author of a romantic novel called Zabiba and the King.
51. In Taiwan, there is a restaurant that serves food on miniature toilets.
52. Las Vegas casinos have no clocks.
53. Everyday, 20 banks are robbed. The average amount stolen is ₹1,72,100.
54. As a kid, Adolf Hitler wanted to be a priest.
55. Butterflies were originally called flutterflies.
56. The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
57. James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them.
58. Worldwide, women earn US$18 trillion but spend US$28 trillion.
59. However, it has less population than the small country of Bangladesh.
60. The world’s largest family stays in India. The husband has 39 wives and 94 children.

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