Country Facts

Country Facts: The first great civilization in Mexico were the Olmec, established from 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C.


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Country Fact: Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812. They lost both times.


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Facts about Country: The PlayStation is illegal in China.


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Fact about Country: There's a town in Norway called Hell.


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Country Information: Africa is home to the world's largest living land animal , the African elephant , and the tallest, the Giraffe.


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Information about Country: Soccer player Didier Drogba is credited with brokering a cease-fire in his home country of Ivory Coast that brought a five year civil war to an end.


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Country Facts: The UK is smaller than the U.S. state of Oregon.


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Country Fact: Rio de Janeiro means 'January River' and it was called that by mistake. A portuguese explorer thought the bay was the mouth of a river.


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Facts about Country: Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.


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Fact about Country: Between 1974 and 1983, up to 30,000 people went 'missing' in Argentina. Most were killed by the military junta running the country.


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Country Information: Tanzania, Africa, has one of the world's highest rates of Albinism. Albinos are often hunted by witch doctors to make potions.


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Information about Country: Every year, residents of Naco, Arizona, join residents of Naco, Mexico, for a volleyball match at the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico.


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Country Facts: In France, you can marry a dead person.


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Country Fact: In 1913, Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.


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Facts about Country: There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.


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Fact about Country: In 1960, two of The Beatles got deported from Germany for lighting a condom on fire.


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Country Information: Japanese Trains are among the world's most punctual: their average delay is just 18 seconds.


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Information about Country: 41% of children in Africa aged 5 to 14 are involved in child labour.


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


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Country Fact: In 1943, the U.S. banned sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.


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Facts about Country: If you have $10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.


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Fact about Country: Norway's public Universities are free for students from anywhere in the world.


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Country Information: Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and a big part of Europe combined.


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


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


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


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


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Country Information: Chinese checkers was invented in Germany.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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