Ain’t the world a remarkable place? These 10 facts sound a little crazy, but trust us, they’re all true.
#1 This Hill’s Name
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the Maori name for a hill in southern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. You can simply call it Taumata for short. Phew.
#2 Closer Than You Think…
North Korea and Finland are separated by only one country. And that country? It’s Russia.
#3 Girl Power in Russia
Speaking of, there are 9 million more females than males in Russia.
#4 There World’s Deepest Underwater Mailbox
Is of course, in Japan. The underwater mailbox is located in 10 meters below the surface of Susami, Wakayama. It was created in 1999 as an attraction for the quiet fishing village. It worked, as it’s now in the Guinness World Book of Records.
#5 Queen of the Seas
Queen Elizabeth II owns all the sturgeons, whales and dolphins in the waters within 5 kilometers from the UK.
#6 Saudi’s Big Secret
Saudi Arabia imports its camels from Australia!
#7 Sweden Imports Garbage
For good reason — the Swedes are so good at recycling, that they actually run out of garbage and have to import more from Norway to fuel their energy programs.
#8 What Are You Saying?
Believe it or not, only 4% of the world’s languages are spoken by 96% of the population. The most widely spoken language is Mandarin with over 1 billion speakers, followed by the English language with 508 million speakers.
#9 O Canada
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. That’s 2 million lakes, but then again, Canada is the second largest country in the world behind Russia.
#10 The Sea and The Stars
There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world. And if you’re wondering, there are 100 billion stars in the universe.