26 Interesting International Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

26 Interesting international facts

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1. The name of the TIME magazine actually stands for "The International Magazine of Events".
2. An astronaut threw a boomerang while visiting the International Space Station and it came back to him, even in the absence of gravity.
3. Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study.
4. Today is International Dance Day!
5. "Armageddon, " "Apollo 13, " and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies that NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
6. 51 countries have joint international control over Antarctica, since there is no permanent human population.
7. According to the International Narcotics Control Board, more people in Britain have tried cocaine than anywhere else in the world.
8. In 2015, the International Space Station installed the first Italian espresso maker built to work in microgravity conditions.
9. The international Space Station is as roomy as a five bedroom house and travels at 17, 500 mph.
10. Today is International DNA Day. Scientific papers documenting the discovery of DNA were published on 4/25/1953. Happy DNA Day!
11. Happy International Day of Happiness!
12. Pizza Hut made a delivery to the International Space Station in 2001. They paid the Russians $1 million to transport the Pizza.
13. The International Space Station is estimated to be the most expensive thing ever built ($160 billion)
14. The cost of the International Space Station is funded by the USA 81%, Russia 8%, Europe 3%, Japan 3%, and Canada 1%.
15. North Korea is the only country that has been caught cheating at the International Mathematical Olympiad—twice.
16. After six months on the International Space Station, astronauts are .0007 seconds younger than people on Earth.
17. The name of the TIME magazine actually stands for "The International Magazine of Events"
18. An international study found that people are least happy at the age of 46.
19. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station can see about 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets a day.
20. For a price of $20 million to $40 million, Space Adventures will take you to the International Space Station.
21. During the Mohammed Cartoon controversy in 2005, Iran threatened to start an International Holocaust Cartoon competition.
22. Tear gas is banned for use in international warfare, but is still legal to use in the U.S.
23. The United Nations has declared 2015 to be the International Year of Light and the International Year of Soils.
24. October 1 marks the start of sake brewing season in Japan and is designated International Sake Day.
25. The modern world's first international sporting fixture was a cricket match played in 1844 between Canada and the USA. Canada won by 23 runs.
26. Duracell, the battery maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.
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