12 Little-known Facts

  1. Liechtenstein had only 80 soldiers go off to their last military engagement (which was in 1886) but came back with 81 because they made a new Italian friend.
  2. People in Bulgaria move their heads up and down to say no and shake their heads side to side to say yes.
  3. North Korea and Norway are separated by just one country: Russia.
  4. The UK has the shortest regularly scheduled commercial flight, which is Westray to Papa Westray. It’s in air for 53 seconds and travels only 1.7 miles.
  5. The Panama Canal has the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east.
  6. It’s impossible to drive between North and South America.
  7. Winter and Summer happen at the same time in Ecuador.
  8. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
  9. It is not illegal to escape from prison in Germany.
  10. It is impossible to be more than 30 miles from the ocean in Denmark.
  11. Australia has a 3500 mile long fence to keep wild dogs out of the southest part of the country.
  12. There is one section of railroad track in Australia that runs exactly straight for 297 miles.