50 Insane Mind-blowing Facts About Countries of The World

Alright, strap in folks, because we’re about to embark on a whirlwind tour of the world, one hilarious fact at a time! Get ready to have your mind blown faster than a toupee in a hurricane. Let’s dive into 50 fascinating facts about countries that’ll make you say, “Who knew?!”

  1. United States: Ever wonder why the White House is white? It’s not because they ran out of paint options at Home Depot. The original builders used white paint to cover up the fire damage caused by British troops during the War of 1812. Talk about making a statement!
  2. Canada: Did you know that Canada has the longest coastline in the world? Yep, you could swim, kayak, or paddleboard your way from coast to coast and still have time for a Tim Hortons pit stop.
  3. Mexico: Forget about Taco Tuesday, because in Mexico, they take their tacos seriously every day of the week. But did you know that Mexico City holds the record for the largest taco ever made? It weighed a whopping 1,654 kilograms (3,647 pounds)! That’s a whole lot of salsa.
  4. Brazil: When it comes to biodiversity, Brazil is a real MVP. The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil is home to around 390 billion individual trees! That’s more trees than there are stars in the Milky Way. Talk about green goals!
  5. United Kingdom: Brace yourself for a royal fact! In the United Kingdom, all unmarked mute swans in open water belong to the Queen. Yes, you heard that right. Queen Elizabeth II owns all the swans that are just out there, doing their graceful swan thing. Who knew her Majesty was the ultimate birdwatcher?
 
White Hous captred By British
White Hous captred By British
Coldest Inhabitable Place on Earth
  1. France: Ah, France, the land of romance, baguettes, and… a hidden apartment. That’s right, beneath the Eiffel Tower lies a secret apartment that was built for Gustave Eiffel himself. It’s like the ultimate Airbnb, except you can’t book it for your next Parisian getaway.
  2. Italy: Pizza lovers, rejoice! Italy holds the record for the longest pizza ever made. Clocking in at 1.8 kilometers (about 1.1 miles) long, this cheesy masterpiece was crafted in Naples. Just imagine the size of the delivery bill!
  3. Germany: Germans are known for their engineering prowess, but did you know they’re also experts at recycling? In Germany, it’s illegal to recycle improperly. Get caught tossing your glass in the paper bin, and you might find yourself in a sticky situation. Talk about taking eco-friendliness to the next level!
  4. Spain: Siesta time! In Spain, the tradition of taking a midday nap is deeply ingrained in the culture. But did you know that the siesta was originally introduced to allow farmers to rest during the hottest part of the day? It’s like they say, “When in Spain, nap as the Spaniards do!”
  5. Australia: Down under, everything seems to be upside down, including the toilets. That’s right, in Australia, toilets flush counterclockwise due to the Coriolis effect. Just don’t try to flush yourself down one to test it out.
  6. Russia: Get ready to bundle up, because Russia is home to the coldest inhabited place on Earth. Oymyakon, Russia, holds the record with temperatures dropping to a bone-chilling -67.7 degrees Celsius (-89.9 degrees Fahrenheit). That’s colder than your ex’s heart.
  7. China: You’ve probably heard of the Great Wall of China, but did you know that it’s not just one continuous wall? It’s actually a series of walls and fortifications built over centuries. Talk about commitment to keeping those Mongol invaders out!
  8. India: India is a land of many wonders, including the world’s largest family. No, seriously. Ziona Chana, the head of a religious sect in Mizoram, India, has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. That’s one big, happy family reunion!
The Great Wall of China
Ziona Chana, the head of a religious sect in Mizoram, India, has 39 wives,
Ziona Chana, the head of a religious sect in Mizoram, India, has 39 wives,
Largest Pizza in The World
Largest Pizza in The World
  1. Japan: Get ready to bow down to Japan’s vending machine game. With over 5.5 million vending machines scattered across the country, Japan has the highest density of vending machines in the world. You can literally buy anything from a vending machine in Japan, from hot meals to underwear. Talk about convenience!
  2. South Korea: K-pop fans, listen up! South Korea takes their pop music seriously, so seriously in fact, that there’s a law prohibiting K-pop idols from dating. That’s right, forget about finding love when you’re too busy perfecting your choreography.
  3. South Africa: Ever heard of a town with no roads? Welcome to Giethoorn, South Africa, where the only way to get around is by boat. It’s like the Venice of South Africa, minus the gondolas and Italian accents.
  4. Egypt: Prepare to be amazed by Egypt’s architectural feats. The Great Pyramid of Giza was originally covered in smooth, white Tura limestone casing stones, making it shine like a beacon in the desert. Too bad those stones were “reappropriated” over the centuries for other buildings. Talk about recycling gone wrong!
  5. Kenya: Kenya is home to some of the fastest runners in the world, but did you know they also excel at long-distance running? The Maasai people of Kenya regularly run up to 32 kilometers (20 miles) a day to hunt for food. Talk about putting your cardio to shame!
  6. Nigeria: Nigeria is not only the most populous country in Africa, but it’s also home to the richest person of African descent. Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian business magnate, is worth over $11 billion. That’s a whole lot of Naira!
  7. Argentina: Tango your way into this fact! Argentina is the birthplace of the tango, but did you know it was originally danced by men? That’s right, the tango was considered too scandalous for women to perform, so men would practice with each other. Talk about a dance revolution!
  8. Peru: Machu Picchu may steal the spotlight, but Peru is also home to the world’s highest sand dune. Cerro Blanco, located in the Sechura Desert, stands at a staggering 1,176 meters (3,858 feet) tall. That’s one dune you definitely don’t want to wipe out on!
  9. Chile: Get ready to raise your glass, because Chile is home to the oldest winery in the Americas. Casa Silva Winery, founded in 1892, has been producing award-winning wines for over a century. Salud!
  10. Saudi Arabia: Hold on to your hats, because in Saudi Arabia, there are no rivers. That’s right, the largest country in the world without a river is Saudi Arabia. Better pack extra water bottles for that desert trek!
  11. Iran: Calling all cat lovers! Iran is home to one of the largest populations of stray cats in the world. These furry felines roam the streets like they own the place, and let’s be honest, they probably do.
  12. Turkey: Ever wonder where Santa Claus calls home? Look no further than Turkey. The town of Demre, located in southern Turkey, is believed to be the birthplace of the jolly old man himself, Saint Nicholas. Looks like Christmas came early this year!
Stray Cats In Iran
Largest Bornfire in The World - Norway
  1. Greece: Opa! Greece is home to over 6,000 islands, but only 227 of them are inhabited. That’s a whole lot of island hopping potential!
  2. Norway: Get ready to light up your life, because Norway is home to the world’s largest public bonfire. Slinningsbålet, held annually in Alesund, Norway, towers over 40 meters (131 feet) tall. Just make sure to bring marshmallows!
  3. Sweden: Ever heard of the freedom to roam? In Sweden, it’s called “Allemansrätten,” and it gives everyone the right to roam freely in nature, even on private land. Just don’t forget to pick up after yourself, or you might find yourself in a sticky situation with the locals.
  4. Denmark: Denmark is home to the happiest people on Earth, according to numerous studies. Maybe it’s because they have one of the highest consumption rates of chocolate in the world. Coincidence? I think not.
  5. Finland: Prepare to strip down, because in Finland, there’s a tradition called “Avantouinti,” or ice swimming. Finns take a dip in frozen lakes or the icy sea to invigorate their minds and bodies. Just make sure to thaw out those toes afterward!
  6. Netherlands: Say cheese! The Netherlands is the world’s largest exporter of cheese, producing over 800 million kilograms (1.8 billion pounds) annually. That’s a whole lot of Gouda!
  7. Belgium: Belgium is not only famous for its waffles and chocolates but also for having the most castles per square kilometer in the world. With over 3,000 castles, Belgium is a real-life fairy tale waiting to be explored.
  8. Switzerland: Get ready to yodel your heart out, because Switzerland is home to the world’s shortest national anthem. “L’Inno Nazionale Svizzero” clocks in at just under 10 seconds long. Talk about making every note count!
World Oldest Bookstore
World Oldest Bookstore
Bumblebee bat
Bumblebee bat
  1. Austria: The hills are alive with the sound of… cowbells? In Austria, it’s tradition for cows to wear bells around their necks while grazing in the Alps. It’s like a bovine orchestra up there!
  2. Portugal: Portugal is home to the world’s oldest bookstore, Bertrand Bookstore, which has been open since 1732. That’s over 200 years of literary history just waiting to be explored.
  3. Ireland: Get ready to kiss the Blarney Stone, because legend has it that anyone who kisses it will be blessed with the gift of gab. Just make sure to hold on tight, or you might find yourself falling head over heels for Ireland.
  4. Scotland: Scotland is not only famous for kilts and bagpipes but also for having more ginger-haired people per capita than anywhere else in the world. Looks like the Highlands are truly alive with the fiery spirit of the redheads!
  5. Wales: Wales may be small, but it’s mighty when it comes to language preservation. Welsh, the native language of Wales, is one of the oldest languages in Europe and is still spoken by over 870,000 people today.
  6. New Zealand: Hold on to your sheep, because New Zealand is home to more sheep than people. With over 29 million sheep and a population of just under 5 million people, it’s like a woolly wonderland down there.
  7. Thailand: Thailand is not only famous for its spicy cuisine but also for having the world’s smallest mammal. The bumblebee bat, also known as Kitti’s hog-nosed bat, weighs less than a penny. Talk about tiny!
Colorful halo-halo dessert
Floating Market
  1. Vietnam: Brace yourself for some egg-citing news, because in Vietnam, they have a special type of coffee called “egg coffee.” It’s made by beating egg yolks with sweetened condensed milk and coffee, resulting in a creamy, decadent drink that’s sure to wake you up.
  2. Cambodia: Ever heard of a temple swallowed by the jungle? Welcome to Ta Prohm in Cambodia, where massive trees have grown through the ruins, creating a breathtaking scene straight out of a fantasy novel.
  3. Indonesia: Indonesia is home to the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia arnoldii. This monstrous flower can grow up to three feet in diameter and smells like rotting flesh. Talk about beauty being in the nose of the beholder!
  4. Philippines: Hold on to your halo-halo, because in the Philippines, they take dessert to a whole new level. Halo-halo, which translates to “mix-mix,” is a colorful concoction of shaved ice, sweet beans, fruits, and evaporated milk. It’s like a party in your mouth!
  5. Singapore: Singapore may be small, but it’s mighty when it comes to cleanliness. In fact, Singapore has strict laws against littering, spitting, and even chewing gum. Looks like cleanliness is next to Singaporean-ness!
  6. Malaysia: Get ready to take flight, because Malaysia is home to the world’s largest cave chamber. Sarawak Chamber, located in Gunung Mulu National Park, is so big that it could fit several Boeing 747s side by side. Talk about a room with a view!
  7. Myanmar: Myanmar is home to the world’s largest book, the Kuthodaw Pagoda. This massive stone inscription contains the entire Buddhist canon, inscribed on 729 marble slabs. That’s one heavy read!
  8. Bangladesh: Get ready to float, because in Bangladesh, they have floating markets where vendors sell their goods from boats. It’s like a waterborne shopping spree!
  9. Pakistan: Pakistan is home to the second-highest mountain in the world, K2. Standing at a towering 8,611 meters (28,251 feet), K2 is not for the faint of heart.
  10. Afghanistan: Last but not least, Afghanistan is home to the world’s oldest oil paintings. The murals in the caves of Bamiyan date back to the 5th century AD and depict scenes of daily life, religious rituals, and mythical creatures.
City With Most Vending Machine
Oldest oil paintings

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