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Kindergate

Kinder Surprises are banned in the USA.

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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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Bare-Foot

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

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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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12 letters for Hawaii

There are only twelve letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

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Highest peak

The highest point of Maldives is lower than a basket on a basketball court.

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German time

France has been using the German time zone since the German occupation during WWII.

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Great Wall from space

It’s usually said that the Great Wall of China is “the only human building that can be seen from space”...actually it’s false.

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Tsutomu, the survivor

Tsutomu Yamaguchi is the only man who survived both atomic bombs (at least the only that was officially recognised)...

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Packed in Paradise

80 billion human beings have been born on the planet since the first humans, and half of them in the last two millennia !

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“My tailor is French…”

The motto of the former British Empire (England / United Kingdom) is in French, not in English!

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City of Angels

The full name of the city of Los Angeles is “El pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Rio de Porciuncula”.

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Persepenis

Iran comes second in number of gender reassignment surgery (first is Thailand).

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Mine is the longest !

The longest swimming pool in the world is located in Algarrobo, Chile, and is 1,013 meters long.

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Chinese are everywhere

Apricots originally came from the northeast of China.

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Kids and grown-ups love it so…

HARIBO comes from “HAns RIegel, BOnn”, creator of the company, followed by the name of the city where he created it.

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