Friday, October 19, 2012

Interesting and weird facts from around the world

1. More than 25% of the world's forests are in Siberia, as the area is covered by 40% of large coniferous trees.
2. More than 800 different languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea. 
3. New Zealand was the first country in the world to allow women to vote in 1893.
4. The population in the small nation of Nauru is 100% overweight, making it the obese nation.
5. In the Falkland Islands there are more sheep than humans.
6. Singapore is merely a large city.

7. Almost half of Nigeria's population (49%) have not yet reached puberty, so the country has the youngest age population.
8. In Australia the number of kangaroos that live there are twice that of men.
9. The 60% of the lakes in the world are located in Canada.
10. In Italy, most notably in Milan, there is in force an old law (on paper, at least) which obliges citizens in public spaces to smile all the time; except for those who attend funerals or visit patients in hospitals.
11. The Canary Islands owes its name to the dogs and not the birds, as some people think. In Roman times, the islands were known for wild dogs that roamed there. And since the Latin word for "dog" is «canis», they are named Canary Islands. When explorers visited the islands in the 16th century, they returned to their home countries bringing with them small yellow birds from the Canary Islands, which are constantly singing, called canaries.
12. New Zealand is the only country that combines all the climates of the world.
13. In Turkey black is not the colour of mourning but purple.
14. In Saudi Arabia there is no natural river.

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