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    Saint Augustine, Florida, is the oldest European settlement in North America.
  • 82
    Singapore has only one train station.
  • 83
    Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States' national income.
  • 84
    Suicide is the leading cause of death among South Koreans in their 20s and 30s.
  • 85
    The United States consumes 25% of all the world's energy.
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    Iceland has the most Internet users per capita of any country in the world with over 86 percent of people using the Web, compared with only 69 percent of Americans.
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    Somalia boasts the highest percentage growth of Internet users in the world going from a mere 200 in 2000 to 90,000 in 2007
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    Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.
  • 89
    Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
  • 90
    Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!
  • 91
    Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!
  • 92
    Three Mile Island is only 2 1/2 miles long.
  • 93
    There is a town called Paradise and a town called Hell in Michigan!
  • 94
    There is a city called Rome on every continent.
  • 95
    There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
  • 96
    There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.
  • 97
    There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States.
  • 98
    There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States!
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  • 99
    The Zip Code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
  • 100
    The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones.
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  • 101
    The United States produces more tobacco than it does wheat.
  • 102
    The United States Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world's mail volume.
  • 103
    The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world.
  • 104
    The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
  • 105
    The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania.
  • 106
    The state of Florida is bigger than England.
  • 107
    The Pacific island of Nauru's economy is almost entirely based on bird droppings.
  • 108
    The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado!
  • 109
    The Greek National anthem has 158 verses!
  • 110
    The country of Brazil is named after the brazil nut.
  • 111
    The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
  • 112
    The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs!
  • 113
    The average U.S. farm has 467 acres; the average Japanese farm has 3 acres.
  • 114
    Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.
  • 115
    Sweden has more telephones per capita than any country on earth.
  • 116
    Streets in Japan do not have names.
  • 117
    St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called 'Pigs Eye'.
  • 118
    Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.
  • 119
    Only 51% of South Carolina high school students will graduate, the lowest of any state.
  • 120
    One percent of Greenland's population lives in a single apartment building!

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