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Did You Know? - Countries

  • Did you know 'Topolino' is the name for Mickey Mouse Italy
  • Did you know Perth is Australia's windiest city
  • Did you know the flag for Libya is unlike any other being a solid green color
  • Did you know Switzerland eats the most chocolate equating to 10 kilos per person per year
  • 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 the only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia
  • 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 croissant was invented in Austria
  • Did you know In eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas
  • Did you know African Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words
  • Did you know Australia was originally called New Holland
  • Did you know 'Lonely Planet' for travelers is based in Melbourne Australia
  • Did you know hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal
  • Did you know the coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy are collected for charity
  • Did you know french fries are originally from Belgium
  • Did you know Venetian blinds were invented in Japan
  • Did you know the first sailing boats were built in Egypt
  • Did you know Brazil is named after a tree
  • Did you know Brazil covers 50% of the South American continent
  • Did you know Brazil borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador
  • Did you know the brand Nokia is named after a place in Southern Finland
  • Did you know Jamaica has 120 rivers
  • Did you know China manufacturers 70% of the worlds toys
  • Did you know The Great Wall of China is approximately 6,430 Km long (3,995 miles)
  • Did you know paper originated from China
  • Did you know the wheelbarrow is invented in China
  • Did you know tree hugging is forbidden in china
  • Did you know India has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000)
  • Did you know India is home to over 200 million cows
  • Did you know the Taj Mahal in India is made entirely out of marble
  • Did you know New York was the first capital of the United States
  • Did you know Americans eat 35,000 tons of pasta a year
  • Did you know Americans throw away 44 million newspapers a day
  • Did you know Germany borders 9 other countries
  • Did you know Peru has more pyramids than Egypt
  • Did you know Christmas trees originated from Germany
  • Did you know Americas top selling ice cream flavour is vanilla
  • Did you know Iceland consumes more Coca Cola than any other country
  • Did you know there are 70 million sheep in New Zealand (with 4 million people)
  • Did you know the worlds smallest bird is the 'bee hummingbird' found in Cuba
  • Did you know the US flag has 13 stripes (representing the original 13 states)
  • Did you know every day 7% of the US eats at McDonalds
  • Did you know Brazil got its name from the Brazilian nut (not the other way around)
  • Did you know more than 75% of all countries are north of the equator
  • Did you know Yugoslavia is bordered by 7 other countries
  • Did you know Hawaii officially became apart of the US in 1900
  • Did you know there are no rivers in Saudi Arabia
  • Did you know the largest exporter of sugar is Cuba
  • Did you know Icelandic phone books are listed by first names (not surnames)
  • Did you know the subject of the first printed book in England was about chess
  • Did you know the yo-yo was originally used as a weapon for hunting the in the Philippines
  • Did you know orienteering originated from Sweden
  • Did you know New Zealands first hospital was opened in 1843
  • Did you know the Chinese used fingerprints as a method of identification as far back as AD 700
  • Did you know paper money was first used in China
  • Did you know The US shreds 7,000 tons of worn out currency each year
  • Did you know americans spend $10 million a day on potato chips
  • 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 a Chinese checkerboard has 121 holes
  • Did you know 32% of all land in the U.S. is owned by the government
  • Did you know Pinocchio is Italian for 'pine head'
  • Did you know the oldest exposed surface on Earth is New Zealand's south island
  • Did you know you can buy square watermelons in Japan (developed to stack better in supermarkets)
  • Did you know everyday, more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury
  • Did you know American's eat 18 billion hot dogs a year
  • Did you know India has over 50 million monkeys
  • Did you know Iceland was the first country to legalise abortion in 1935
  • Did you know Japan is the largest exporter of frog legs
  • Did you know the average American eats 263 eggs a year
  • Did you know in 75% of American households women manage the money and pay the bills
  • Did you know hypnotism is banned in public schools in San Diego (U.S.)
  • Did you know a third of Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it
  • Did you know Iceland consumes more Coca Cola per capita than any other country
  • Did you know Australia has the largest sheep population
  • Did you know the most eaten fruit in America is the banana
  • Did you know Italy and France produce over 40% of all wine
  • Did you know dairy products account for 29% of all food consumed in the U.S.
  • Did you know Canada has more lakes than any other country
  • Did you know Spain's largest source of income is from tourism
  • Did you know the first place in the world to allow women to vote New Zealand
  • Did you know the first parachute jump from plane was in 1918 over France
  • Did you know the first US coast to coast aeroplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days
  • Did you know before 1863 the postal service in the US was free
  • Did you know the number 1 cause of blindness in the US is diabetes
  • Did you know the most common Spanish surname is Garcia
  • Did you know the US produces 19% of the world's trash
  • Did you know per person France consumes the most cheese
  • Did you know 45% of Americans don't know that the sun is a star
  • Did you know the Greek national anthem has 158 verses
  • Did you know in Africa more people are killed by crocodiles than lions
  • Did you know 93% of households in Denmark consume wine (the highest % in the world with France second with 85% of households)
  • Did you know Americans consume over 10 billion bowls of soup each year
  • Did you know Finland has the largest number of islands in the world (over 179,550)
  • Did you know the average Americans diet consists of 55% junk food
  • Did you know Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than any other country
  • Did you know before beginning his movie career Keanu Reeves managed a pasta shop in Toronto Canada
  • Did you know all pilots on international flights identify themselves in English regardless of their country of origin
  • Did you know diamonds mined in Brazil are much harder than those found in Africa
  • Did you know the first city to mint its own gold coins was Florence, Italy in 1252
  • Did you know Japanese people don’t have middle names
  • Did you know some playing cards in India are round
  • Did you know the national anthems of Japan, Jordan, and San Marino each have only 4 lines
  • Did you know women were not allowed to vote in France until 1944
  • Did you know the fastest insect is the Australian dragon fly (its top speed is 57 km/h (35mp/h))
  • Did you know 20% of China's plants are used in medicine
  • Did you know 2/3 of the world's eggplants are grown in the US New Jersey
  • Did you know it was once illegal to slam your car door in Switzerland
  • Did you know people in Iceland read more books per capita than any other country
  • Did you know the word denim comes from 'de Nimes' or from Nimes which is a town in France
  • Did you know the world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand
  • Did you know England's Stonehenge is over 5,000 years old
  • Did you know there are 132 rooms in the US White House
  • Did you know over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once a month
  • Did you know Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans which go into the production of chocolate
  • Did you know 52% of Americans drink coffee
  • Did you know Brazil accounts for 1/3 of the world's coffee production
  • Did you know coffee is grown commercially in over 45 countries around the world
  • Did you know coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the US
  • Did you know Japan is the 3rd largest consumer of coffee
  • Did you know over 5 million people in Brazil are employed in the coffee industry
  • Did you know the US is the world's largest consumer of coffee
  • Did you know Australia is the only country that is also a continent
  • Did you know Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14 1900
  • Did you know the dollar was established as the official currency of the US in 1785
  • Did you know in 1872 Yellowstone in the US was the world's first national park
  • Did you know in 1900 the average life span in the US was 47
  • Did you know the Cambodian alphabet has 74 letters
  • Did you know the average American will consume over 465 trees worth of paper over their lifetime
  • Did you know over 550 hot dogs are eaten every second in the United States
  • Did you know instant mashed potatoes (dehydrated potato flakes) were invented in Canadian in 1962
  • Did you know in American supermarkets peanut butter is one of the most frequently purchased items
  • Did you know England's first great industry was wool
  • Did you know the average age at which America's presidents have taken office is 54
  • Did you know there are 2 credit cards for every person in the US
  • Did you know 40% of Amsterdam commuters get to work by bicycle

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