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Just some random facts about countries, cities and the world because why not!

by Vibhuti Gupta, Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The world is a huge place and we’re just an average human being who is living in a small house, on a small corner in a small city but still there’s so much going on with us and around us. Just like the same, there’s a lot going on in the world too.

You might be thinking of traveling or you might do in the coming future; so there’s nothing really harmful in knowing what you can about the world and the different countries and cities it withholds.

Are you in the mood of simple extra knowledge about the perks of being a traveler because HELLO! You have the chance to witness everything- the different culture, people, views, and rituals.

Here we go!

In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin.

Argentineans eat more meat than any other nation in the world, an average of 10 ounces per person every day.

Tower Bridge was painted red, white and blue in 1977, as a part of the Queen’s Silver Jubliee celebrations.

A single pond in Brazil can sustain a greater variety of fish than are found in all of Europe’s rivers.

The Latvian flag is one of the oldest in the world.

The Statue of Liberty was shipped as 350 pieces in 214 crates and took 4 months to assemble at its current home on New York’s Ellis Island.

Los Angeles’ full name is ‘El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula’.

The Howrah Bridge that runs across the Hoogly (Ganga) river in Calcutta, India has no nuts and bolts.

Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages a century ago!

India has a Bill of Rights for Cows.

Mexico City sinks ten inches (25 cm) per year.

Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting.

Despite a population of over a billion, China has only about 200 family names.

Diamonds mined in Brazil are much harder than those found in Africa.

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