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15 hours ago
In Japan, there are more pets than there are children.
12 days ago
In 2001, the island country of Niue featured Pikachu and other Pokemon on their currency.
13 days ago
There's a wife-carrying championship that takes place in Finland every year where the winner receives his wife's weight in beer.
19 days ago
In Czech Republic, women are entitled to up to 4 years of paid maternity leave, increasing to 7 years if the child is disabled.
1 month ago
In 1964, in Holland's embassy in Moscow, two Siamese cats kept meowing and clawing at the walls of the building. Their owners finally investigated, thinking they would find mice. Instead, they discovered microphones hidden by Russian spies.
2 months ago
Oktoberfest started off as a wedding reception for a Prince in Bavaria in 1810, and the newlyweds enjoyed it so much, they suggested making it an annual event.
2 months ago
When the current King of Thailand was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the hospital room in which he was born was declared Thai territory for the duration of the birth so that he could be born on 'Thai soil'.
2 months ago
The town of Villa Las Estrellas in Antarctica is the most remote town on Earth, and there's only three computers with internet access!
3 months ago
Most streets in Japan do not have names.
3 months ago
American school children rank 25th in math and 21st in science out of the top 30 developed countries, but ranked 1st in confidence that they outperformed everyone else.
3 months ago
In Mexico, artists can pay their taxes using artwork that they create.
3 months ago
Norway has a penguin as Colonel in Chief of their royal guard.
4 months ago
In North Korea, you are forced to choose one of 28 government-approved haircuts.
4 months ago
Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.
4 months ago
In Finland, you are given a top hat and a sword when you get a PhD diploma.
5 months ago
Rio de Janeiro was once capital of Portugal, making it the only European capital outside of Europe.
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