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Check your map! The Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal is farther East than the Atlantic entrance.
Check your map! Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
China has more English speakers than the United States.
Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
Diamonds mined in Brazil are harder than those found in Africa.
Europe is the only continent without a desert.
Even Antarctica has an area code. It’s 672.
Every workday, 6.7 million people commute to Manhattan!
Hong Kong has more Rolls Royces per person than anywhere else in the world.
Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace.
Iceland has no railway system or army!
If China imported just 10% of it's rice needs- the price on the world market would increase by 80%.
If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be 15 people living there.
In Albania, nodding your head means 'no'and shaking your head means 'yes'.
In an average hour, there are over 61,000 Americans airborne over the United States.
In ancient Japan, public contests were held to see who could fart the loudest and longest!
In Brazil, Christmas is celebrated with fireworks.
In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car.
In India, Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.
In Japan, condoms are commonly sold 'door to door'!
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