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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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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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Are you hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic?

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.

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English proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

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Kung Free?

In Chinese, Kung Fu means “Freedom” (literally “achievement of the human effort”).

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Papua New Guinea has more than 800 languages. It is actually more than any other country.

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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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Peace and World

Mir (Мир) means “peace” and “world” in russian.

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Titles on the spines of books are oriented differently whether the print is French or English.

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Banzaï !

Before becoming a battle cry in the mouth of kamikaze, “Banzai” was used to express respect for the emperor, wishing him happiness and longevity, and it is still in use today.

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Help needed!

As you can see, we have very few DYK in english! But anyone can help!

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There is no official language in the United States.

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