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Did You Know? - Places

  • Did you know Perth is Australia's windiest city
  • Did you know Tennessee is bordered by 8 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia - more than any other in the US
  • Did you know M&M's chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie
  • Did you know the longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles)
  • Did you know the fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco
  • Did you know the first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954
  • Did you know In eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas
  • Did you know 'Lonely Planet' for travelers is based in Melbourne Australia
  • Did you know the Arctic Ocean is the smallest in the world
  • Did you know the coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy are collected for charity
  • Did you know the Amazon rainforest produces half the world's oxygen supply
  • Did you know the brand Nokia is named after a place in Southern Finland
  • Did you know 42% of men and women 25% don’t wash their hands after using a public toilet
  • Did you know Scotland has the most redheads
  • Did you know Bali has the worlds largest variety of flora
  • Did you know the Titanic was built in Belfast
  • Did you know Hawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands
  • Did you know New York was the first capital of the United States
  • Did you know Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee
  • Did you know the Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific
  • Did you know the first city to reach 1 million was London
  • Did you know Tokyo was once known as Edo
  • Did you know 1 billion snails are served in restaurants each year
  • Did you know after Hawaii, New York is the state surrounded by the most water
  • Did you know ice skating rinks always go counter clock wise (for the majority of people that are right handed needing to hang onto the rail)
  • Did you know crocodiles are responsible for over a 1,000 deaths each year by the Banks of the Nile river
  • Did you know New York was once called New Amsterdam
  • Did you know Hawaii officially became apart of the US in 1900
  • Did you know the D.C. in Washington D.C. stands for District of Columbia
  • Did you know New York contains 920km (571miles) of shoreline
  • Did you know The Dead Sea is actually an inland lake
  • Did you know the water in the Dead Sea is so salty that its easier to float than sink
  • Did you know Rio de Janeiro translates to river of January
  • Did you know all of the cobble stones used to line the streets in New York were originally stones found in the hulls of Belgian ships ballast
  • Did you know Britain was the first country to use postage stamps
  • Did you know the oldest exposed surface on Earth is New Zealand's south island
  • Did you know hypnotism is banned in public schools in San Diego (U.S.)
  • Did you know over a third of all pineapples come from Hawaii
  • Did you know the largest island in the Mediterranean sea is Sicily
  • Did you know the first taxi service began in New York in 1907
  • Did you know Antarctica is 98% ice and 2% barren rock
  • Did you know the world's first paved streets were laid in Rome in 170 B.C.
  • Did you know 80% of the world's rose species come from Asia
  • Did you know 8.5 million tons of water evaporates from the Dead Sea every day
  • Did you know the Pacific Ocean is the world's largest
  • Did you know 2/3 of the world's eggplants are grown in the US New Jersey
  • Did you know 30% of people refuse to sit on a public toilet seats
  • Did you know the word denim comes from 'de Nimes' or from Nimes which is a town in France
  • Did you know Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans which go into the production of chocolate
  • Did you know Disneyland opened in 1955
  • Did you know Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14 1900
  • Did you know flushable toilets were in use in ancient Rome
  • Did you know the world's first roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island New York
  • Did you know an office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet
  • Did you know from space the brightest man made place is Las Vegas