Our Top Ten things are getting warmed up for Spring, and this week we look at the interesting facts that are apart of countries we know and love. There are 195 independent countries in the world today and 192 countries are members of the United Nations. The vast array of cultures are decorated with many wonderful practices and events throughout the year, be sure to research countries that interest you.
These 10 facts will give you some insight about these countries, some are funny, some alarming but mostly these will make you ponder over how many other cool facts are out there.
- The average Japanese watches an average of 4 hours and 29 minutes of television every day, which is the highest in the world.
- In New Zealand, students are allowed to use text-messaging language in their exams. Teachers must treat these abbreviations as standard English and may not penalize students.
- In 2008 the wealthy son of the ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, bought what was apparently the best camel in the country. The price for it was $2.7 million.
- Austria was the first country to use postcards.
- Canada has no president. Canada’s government is a Parliamentary democracy whose Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II.
- Burma (in South East Asia) is the only country where cars are right hand-driven and driven on the right side of the road.
- Russia has the most movie theaters in the world.
- France has the highest per capita consumption of cheese.
- The Greek National anthem has 158 verses!
- Washington. DC. Has one lawyer for every 19 residents.
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