Countries

  1. The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
  2. ‘Topolino’ is the name for Mickey Mouse Italy
  3. Perth is Australia’s windiest city
  4. Switzerland eats the most chocolate.
  5. Tennessee is bordered by 8 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia – more than any other in the US
  6. The only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia
  7. The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,178 miles
  8. The croissant was invented in Austria
  9. Australia was originally called New Holland
  10. The coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy are collected for charity
  11. French fries are originally from Belgium
  12. Venetian blinds were invented in Japan
  13. The first sailing boats were built in Egypt
  14. Brazil is named after a tree
  15. Brazil covers 50% of the South American continent
  16. brazil borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador
  17. Jamaica has 120 rivers
  18. China manufacturers 70% of the worlds toys
  19. The Great Wall of China is approximately 3,995 miles
  20. Paper originated from China
  21. The wheelbarrow was invented in China
  22. India has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000)
  23. The Taj Mahal in India is made entirely out of marble
  24. New York was the first capital of the United States
  25. Americans eat 35,000 tons of pasta a year
  26. Americans throw away 44 million newspapers a day
  27. Germany borders 9 other countries
  28. Peru has more pyramids than Egypt
  29. Christmas trees originated from Germany
  30. Americas top selling ice cream flavor is vanilla
  31. Every day 7% of the US eats at McDonalds
  32. More than 75% of all countries are north of the equator
  33. There are no rivers in Saudi Arabia
  34. The largest exporter of sugar is Cuba
  35. Icelandic phone books are listed by first names (not surnames)
  36. The subject of the first printed book in England was about chess
  37. The yo-yo was originally used as a weapon for hunting the in the Philippines
  38. Orienteering originated from Sweden
  39. The Chinese used fingerprints as a method of identification as far back as AD 700
  40. Paper money was first used in China
  41. the US shreds 7,000 tons of worn out currency each year
  42. All of the cobble stones used to line the streets in New York were originally stones found in the hulls of Belgian ships ballast
  43. A Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes
  44. 32% of all land in the U.S. is owned by the government
  45. Pinocchio is Italian for ‘pine head’
  46. You can buy square watermelons in Japan (developed to stack better in supermarkets)
  47. Everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury
  48. American’s eat 18 billion hot dogs a year
  49. In 75% of American households women manage the money and pay the bills
  50. Hypnotism is banned in public schools in San Diego (U.S.)
  51. The most eaten fruit in America is the banana
  52. Dairy products account for 29% of all food consumed in the U.S.
  53. Canada has more lakes than any other country
  54. Spain’s largest source of income is from tourism
  55. The first parachute jump from plane was in 1918 over France
  56. The first US coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days
  57. Before 1863 the postal service in the US was free
  58. The number 1 cause of blindness in the US is diabetes
  59. The US produces 19% of the world’s trash
  60. 45% of Americans don’t know that the sun is a star
  61. The Greek national anthem has 158 verses
  62. Finland has the largest number of islands in the world (over 179,550)
  63. All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English regardless of their country of origin
  64. Diamonds mined in Brazil are much harder than those found in Africa
  65. The first city to mint its own gold coins was Florence, Italy in 1252
  66. Japanese people don’t have middle names
  67. Some playing cards in India are round
  68. The national anthems of Japan, Jordan, and San Marino each have only 4 lines
  69. 20% of China’s plants are used in medicine
  70. 2/3 of the world’s eggplants are grown in the US New Jersey
  71. It was once illegal to slam your car door in Switzerland
  72. People in Iceland read more books per capita than any other country
  73. England’s Stonehenge is over 5,000 years old
  74. There are 132 rooms in the US White House
  75. Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans which go into the production of chocolate
  76. 52% of Americans drink coffee
  77. Brazil accounts for 1/3 of the world’s coffee production
  78. Coffee is grown commercially in over 45 countries around the world
  79. Coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the US
  80. Japan is the 3rd largest consumer of coffee
  81. Over 5 million people in Brazil are employed in the coffee industry
  82. The US is the world’s largest consumer of coffee
  83. Australia is the only country that is also a continent
  84. In 1872 Yellowstone in the US was the world’s first national park
  85. The Cambodian alphabet has 74 letters
  86. In American supermarkets peanut butter is one of the most frequently purchased items
  87. 40% of Amsterdam commuters get to work by bicycle

 

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