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Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is the only fresh water lake in the world that has sharks.
Louisiana is the only state that grows in land area every year (Due to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River).
Many people in parts of China eat insects. Some common insects are bean worms, scoprions, and locusts.
Marlboro cigarettes sold in New York contain more tar and nicotine than those sold in all other states!
Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 18 inches per year!
Mexico has more American residents than any other country except the United States.
More people in China speak English than in the United States.
More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world.
More than 25% of the world's forests are in Siberia.
More than half the population of Kenya is under the age of 15.
Muhammad is the most common name in the world.
No one has ever been able to domesticate the African elephant. Only the Indian elephant can be trained by man.
One percent of Greenland's population lives in a single apartment building!
Only 51% of South Carolina high school students will graduate, the lowest of any state.
Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere.
Over one million stray dogs live in the New York City metropolitan area.
Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold.
Roughly a quarter of the world's people live in China.
Snowiest city in the U.S.: Blue canyon, California.
Streets in Japan do not have names.
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