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Country Facts: There is only one gun shop in Mexico. 90% of the country's firearms are smuggled in from the USA.


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Country Fact: In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km).


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Facts about Country: The tradition of exchanging wedding rings goes back to ancient Egyptian times.


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Fact about Country: The average U.S. worker stays at each of its jobs for 4.4 years.


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Country Information: A heartbroken Argentine farmer spent decades cultivating a guitar-shaped forest to honor his late wife.


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Information about Country: Chinese checkers was invented in Germany.


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Country Facts: From 1989 to 2009, about 2,000 schools were closed in Germany because of a scarcity of children.


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Country Fact: Brazilian athletes funded their trip to the 1932 Olympics by selling coffee along the way.


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Facts about Country: The first Canadian casualties of the Afghanistan war were from an American pilot bombing a training exercise.


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Fact about Country: 'Anal' is a language spoken in India and Burma by 23,000 people.


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Country Information: In 2013, the world's 7th richest person, Brazilian Eike Batista, lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.


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Information about Country: There's a river in Australia called the 'Never Never River.'


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Country Facts: India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.


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Country Fact: 98% of all adoptions in Japan are of male adults, so that family businesses can remain within the family.


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Facts about Country: Italy has the eighth-largest economy in the world.


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Fact about Country: Married women among the Dogon people of West Africa would publicly pursue extramarital relationships with encouragement from their mothers.


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Country Information: In France, it's illegal to name a pig 'Napoleon'.


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Information about Country: Nelson Mandela was not removed from the U.S. terror watchlist until 2008.


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Country Facts: Japan has just 2 gun-related homicides per year


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Country Fact: The courts in New Zealand allowed a child to be named 'Number 16 Bus Shelter.'


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Facts about Country: Aborting a child because of its gender is legal in Sweden.


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Fact about Country: 71% of people in China measure success by the things they own, making it the world's most materialistic country.


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Country Information: China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year.


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Information about Country: An Indian man claims he hasn't eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don't know how it's possible.


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Country Facts: In 1997, an Israeli court charged and prosecuted a Jew for depicting Islam's prophet Muhammad as a pig.


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Country Fact: Sweden has ran out of trash so it's importing garbage from Norway


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Facts about Country: The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia.


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Fact about Country: In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people.


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Country Information: The Aztecs used Cacao seeds as a form of currency.


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Information about Country: Mexico City boasts the largest taxi fleet in the world with 100,000 taxis running every day.


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Country Facts: The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.


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Country Fact: In China, it's illegal to use a wordplay or a pun in advertising or on television.


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Facts about Country: Centenarians are the fastest-growing demographic in the UK.


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Fact about Country: 60,000 plastic bags are being used in the U.S. every 5 seconds.


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Country Information: U.S. former presidents John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other, on the 4th of July in 1826.


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Information about Country: Japan has more than 50,000 people who are over 100 years old.


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