Did you know...Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits.'

Did you know...The deepest hole ever made in the world is in Texas. It is as deep as 20 empire state buildings but only 3 inches wide.

Did you know...In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.

Did you know...Siberia contains more than 25 percent of the world's forests.

Did you know...St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called Pigs Eye after a man named Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant who set up the first business there.

Did you know...The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.

Did you know...The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Did you know...The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 sq. miles.

Did you know...There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio ~ every one is man-made.

Did you know...The percentage of Africa that is wilderness is 28%.  The percentage of North America that is wilderness is 38%.

Did you know...Los Angeles's full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula and can be abbreviated to 3.63 percent of its size: L.A.

Did you know...Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.

Did you know...Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years before Rome was founded in 753 BC, making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

Did you know...Detroit Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M - 1, named so because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Did you know...Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.

Did you know...Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Did you know...Detroit Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M - 1, named so because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Did you know...The deepest hole ever made in the world is in Texas. It is as deep as 20 empire state buildings but only 3 inches wide.

Did you know...The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.

Did you know...Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village."

Did you know...More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.

Did you know...The deepest hole ever made in the world is in Texas. It is as deep as 20 empire state buildings but only 3 inches wide.

Did you know...The chances that a road is unpaved in the USA is 1 percent.  The chances that a road is unpaved in Canada is 75 percent.

Did you know...The Eisenhower interstate system in the United States requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. The intent is that these straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

Did you know...The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20 percent of the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that more than one hundred miles at sea, off the mouth of the river one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon River is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.

Did you know...The term "The Big Apple" for New York City was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930's who used the slang expression "apple" for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time ~ The Big Apple. There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland, more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy, and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Did you know...Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country. Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica. This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert. The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches. Although covered with ice (all but 0.4 percent of it), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.


 

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