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Road rage

In Switzerland, if you fail too many times your driving test you might have to consult a psychologist to check your ability to drive.

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Tapestry Shmatestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry (and was not made in Bayeux).

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Like LOST, except it makes sense

Castaways from the ship Utile have survived 15 years on the small Tromelin Island, which is only 200 acres almost without any vegetation.

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Russian Mountains… or not!

The forerunners of roller coasters were called “Russian Mountains”. In Russia, they were and are still called “American Mountains”.

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Best before:

Honey never goes bad!

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Censorship “On Air”

In 1964, the French TV anchorwoman, Noëlle Noblecourt, was fired for showing her knees.

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Bubble gum

In Singapore, the import and the sale of chewing gum are prohibited.

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France – Brazil

The country with which France shares the longest border is… Brazil!

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Egg head

The greek playwright Aeschylus was killed by a tortoise, dropped on his head by an eagle.

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Bare-Foot

In 1950 India wanted to attend the soccer world cup… barefoot !

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Jack says: “I’m not there”

Selling Jack Daniel’s is illegal in the county where it is produced.

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The longest night

Teresa of Ávila died in the night of the 4th to the 15th of October, 1582.

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Absent of indicative

Le Train de Nulle Part (The Train from Nowhere) is a French novel written without a single verb by Michel Dansel in 2004.

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Non Nation state

The only state which does not want to join the U.N. is Vatican City.

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Centralia on fire !

In Centralia, Pennsylvania, a fire has been burning since 1962.

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Sargasso Sea

There is a sea which has no coasts and no shores!

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Nickname

The full name of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is : Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.

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Cocaine Cola

Cocaine was an ingredient of Coca-Cola until 1929.

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Bros

Hippopotamuses are genetically closer to whales than to pigs.

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Look into the past

While watching at the sun, you will see it as it was 8 minutes ago.

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