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Country Facts: There's a 47-story skyscraper in Spain that has NO elevator.


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Country Fact: Fanta originated in Germany as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during WWII.


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Facts about Country: Some 5,500 WWII bombs are discovered in Germany every year and defused, an average of 15 per day.


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Fact about Country: San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848.


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Country Information: Almost 20% of Rio de Janeiro's males are gay or bisexual.


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Information about Country: By the time an average child leaves school in the U.S., he has seen 40,000 murders on TV.


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Country Facts: 77% of Russia is made up of Siberia.


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Country Fact: In 1938, 15,000 Argentines celebrated in Buenos Aires the NAZI annexation of Austria.


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Facts about Country: Concentration camps were first used by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War.


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Fact about Country: With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada, is the longest street in the world.


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Country Information: Many Hot springs and public bathhouses in Japan ban customers with tattoos from entering.


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Information about Country: 500,000 Italians visit an exorcist every year.


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Country Facts: In 2012, a court in Italy ruled that telling a man he has 'no balls' is a crime, punishable with a fine.


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


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Facts about Country: The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.


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Fact about Country: France once controlled more than 8% of the world's land.


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Country Information: There's only one STOP sign in the entire city of Paris.


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Information about Country: The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is 58.2F (14.5C).


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Country Facts: 63% of U.S. prison inmates can't read.


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Country Fact: The World's first paper money was created in China 1,400 years ago


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Facts about Country: Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt.


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Fact about Country: Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.


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Country Information: 97% of rapists in the U.S. never spend a day in jail for their crime.


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Information about Country: Every year, 1,000 letters arrive to Jerusalem, Israel, addressed to God.


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Country Facts: In the Land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer was the national currency.


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Country Fact: In Japan, there's a building with a highway passing through it.


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Facts about Country: If everyone lived as densely as the do in Manhattan, the human race could fit in New Zealand.


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Fact about Country: There's a building project in Berlin, Germany, where they want to build a Christian church, a mosque and a synagogue all in one.


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Country Information: 9 million people are in prisons around world, and a quarter of them are in the U.S.


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Information about Country: Israel is so small, you can run through it from west to east in 2 hours and from top to bottom in 9 days.


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Country Facts: Germany made its final reparations payment from the WWI Treaty of Versailles in 2010.


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Country Fact: The UK spent US$15.8 billion in a health service computer system that failed and was shutdown in 2013.


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Facts about Country: Brazil is the world's first country to ban tanning beds.


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Fact about Country: Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel which he politely declined.


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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: After World War I, there were so few men in Germany that only 1 in 3 women would find a husband.


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