Trivia about the World
Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents. |
Japanese researchers have calculated Pi to 1.2411 trillion places.
Scotland exports sand to Saudi Arabia.
In ancient Egypt, the apricot was called the "egg of the sun."
In France, the Big Dipper is called the Casserole.
The Egyptians thought it was good luck to enter a house left foot first.
Despite what you might suspect, Italy imports most of its pasta from the U.S. and Canada.
Every year in France there is a "Thieves Fair" where people are encouraged to try to steal things from the stalls.
Finland has 187,888 lakes.
For more than 300 years (1655-1970), the British Navy administered a daily "tot" (two ounces) of rum to each sailor as a health ration.
It is often incorrectly assumed Chicken Kiev was invented by Russians. However, it was actually created by French chefs for Russian nobility.
It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
The Chunnel, the tunnel between England and France, is 31 miles long, 23 of which are under water.
The major export of Lichtenstein is false teeth.
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