"I didn't know that!" at least 5 times.
Really neat stuff here:
More than half of the coastline of the
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that,
more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river,
one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.
The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater
than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined
and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States .
Antarctica is the only land on our planet
Brazil got its name from the nut,
Canada has more lakes than the rest
Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village '.
Next to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest
Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan,
so named because it was the
first paved road anywhere.
Damascus , Syria
Damascus, Syria, was flourishing
before Rome was founded in 753 BC,
making it the oldest continuously
inhabited city in existence.
Istanbul , Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city
located on two continents.
Los Angeles ' full name is:
-- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
New York City
The term 'The Big Apple' was coined
who used the slang expression
'apple' for any town or city.
Therefore, to play New York City
is to play the big time - The Big Apple.
There are more Irish in New York City
than in Dublin, Ireland ;
more Italians in New York City
than in Rome, Italy ;
and more Jews in New York City
than in Tel Aviv, Israel ..
There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio,
The smallest island with country status is
at just 1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq. km.
of 1 million people was Rome, Italy
in 133 B.C.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.
The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M).
has an area of two tennis courts
and, as of 2001, has a population of 80
-- 20 less people than the Vatican ...
It is a sovereign entity under international law,
just as the Vatican is.
which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years. Technically though, the driest place on Earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island. There has been no rainfall there for two million years.
Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits'.
St. Paul , Minnesota
St. Paul , Minnesota , was originally called Pig's Eye after a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant who set up the first business there.
Chances that a road is unpaved:
in Canada = ...75%
The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the
It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles) It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen - so massive that the mud coming from the hole was boiling with it.
drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).
They are 15 times higher
you should learn something new every day. Unfortunately, many of us are at that age where what we learn today, we forget tomorrow.