Top 100 Interesting Land Facts. - Random Facts

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

Top 100 Interesting land facts

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1. Iceland has no army and is also recognized as the worlds most peaceful country.
2. Pineapples were such a status symbol in 18th century England that you could rent one for the evening to take to a party.
3. Ireland just accidentally legalized ecstasy and magic mushrooms for the next 24 hours.
4. The NYC sized iceberg (Pine Island Glacier) about to break free will be the largest single contributor to sea level rise from Antarctica
5. Every night after closing, Disneyland releases 200 cats into the park to help keep the rodent population under control.
6. Castoreum, which is produced in the anal glands of beavers, is used in some chewing gums to enhance flavors
7. In 1903 the Wright brothers flew for 59 seconds. 38 years later Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. 28 years after that, the US landed on the moon.
8. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
9. There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2, 400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing
10. 40% of the world’s land is in 6 countries.
11. The Pirate Bay tried buying their own island in hopes of making their own country with no copyright laws.
12. In 1969, NASA possessed the technology to land on the moon but not the technology to fake the moon landings.
13. The Dominican Republic offered to take 100, 000 Jews in 1938. Only 645 made it. Everyone was given 80 acres of land, 10 cows, a mule & horse.
14. Baseball was invented in England.
15. The odds of you existing are the same as 2 million people rolling trillion sided dice and all landing on the same number.
16. Mobile Phone Throwing is an official sport in Finland.
17. It is illegal to race horses on the highway in Rhode Island.
18. You can buy land on eBay.
19. Mount Everest has around 200 dead bodies on it, which serve as landmarks on the way to the top.
20. You could eat at a Portland food cart every night for two years before you’d be forced to eat at the same place twice.
21. Portland is home to more strip clubs per capita than anywhere else in the country.
22. Portland has a higher percentage of literate people than any other major city in America.
23. There’s a volcano within Portland’s city limits.
24. Norway owns an island roughly halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
25. Ken Edwards of England holds the Guinness record for eating 36 cockroaches in one minute.
26. There is a fake village with fake shops and restaurants that is actually a care home for elderly dementia sufferers in the Netherlands.
27. A 10 year old boy in England had to undergo emergency surgery to reattach his testicle after a wedgie.
28. Native Americans lost their history, their land, their culture in one of the least discussed genocides in world history.
29. There is an Island in the Bahamas Inhabited Only by Swimming Pigs.
30. There are currently an estimated 2 million saunas in Finland and 99 percent of Finns take a sauna at least once a week.
31. In Switzerland, it is still legal to eat dog and cat meat, and some Swiss people still eat it regularly.
32. A survey found that 94% of people in Thailand are religious, making it the most religious country in the world — China is the least with 7%.
33. The bombardier beetle can shoot boiling hot, foul smelling liquid from a gland that can rotate 270 degrees.
34. There is a 500 year old statue of a man eating a sack of babies in Bern, Switzerland Nobody is sure why.
35. Bank robbers make 4 times as much money in England as they do in the US.
36. The Sami people of northern Finland use a measure called Poronkusema: the distance a reindeer can walk before needing to urinate.
37. In England, in the 1880’s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word.
38. There is a dog shaped building in New Zealand.
39. New Zealand has an official wizard.
40. French was the official language of England for over 300 years.
41. In 2006 an Australian attempted to sell New Zealand on eBay.
42. Genghis Khan killed enough people to cool the earth, 40 million people were killed and vast areas of farmland were reclaimed by forests.
43. In 2007 The Pirate Bay attempted to buy their own country, Sealand, to attempt to gain immunity from various copyright acts.
44. The Pirate Bay tried buying their own island.
45. A Superman landmine awareness campaign backfired when children ran into a minefield hoping to get rescued by Superman.
46. Cheddar cheese was named after the city Cheddar in England.
47. If Zac Efron could swap lives with anyone, he says he would like to be the Queen of England.
48. Iceland was one called "Butterland" because the grass was so rich it seemed to drip butter.
49. King James I of England kept 11 lions, 2 leopards, 3 eagles, 2 owls, 2 mountain cats and a jackal in the tower of London.
50. Whenever the king of Swaziland rises from his seat, he must be greeted with cheers and gasps of astonished admiration.
51. Scotland has the highest rate of cocaine use in the world.
52. Ants have colonized almost every landmass on our planet. With the exception of Antarctica, the Arctic, and a handful of islands.
53. Mackinac Island, MI has banned motorized vehicles for over a hundred years. Most travel by horse drawn carriages or bikes.
54. When Disneyland was first built, it was supposed to include a ride based on the Wizard of Oz.
55. Switzerland is considering giving its citizen a yearly income simply for being alive.
56. Are you from Holland? Because amsterdayyyuuumm.
57. A dolphin named Pelorus Jack regularly guided ships in New Zealand through treacherous waters until his disappearance in 1912.
58. From groundbreaking to opening day, Disneyland was built in just 365 days.
59. In Finland, when someone earns their Ph.D., they are given a top hat and a sword.
60. The Hogwarts school motto is "Draco Dormiens Nunquim Titillandus, " Latin for "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."
61. Every bridge & tunnel in Switzerland has built in explosives so the entire country can be turned into a mountain fortress in time of war.
62. Isles of Scilly and Netherlands were in a state of war for 335 years. Though, not even one shot was fired.
63. In the Canary Islands, there is a language consisting of just whistles. This language has over 4, 000 words.
64. Summer nights in the Faroe Islands are so well illuminated that between May and July the lighthouses are turned off.
65. When you pee, a small amount of urine enters your mouth through the saliva glands.
66. Dogs make apartment searching hard. Pay $65 and you can register your dog as an "Emotional Support Animal." No landlord can refuse you.
67. The flag erected on the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 landing was purchased at a local Sears store for $5.50.
68. More Falklands veterans have committed suicide since the war than were killed during it.
69. All Olympic curling stones are made of a rare type of granite that is only found on a tiny island in Scotland.
70. In Thailand, police officers who are caught breaking minor laws are forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands for a few days.
71. The Pirate Bay attempted to buy Sealand, a tiny artificial island micronation off the coast of Britain.
72. If you fail your driving test three times in Switzerland, you have to visit a psychologist to explain why you failed it.
73. Due to a loophole in Irish law, ecstasy and meth were legal in Ireland for 48 hours this week.
74. Due to an accidental druglaws loophole, for the next 24 hours, ecstasy, ketamine and magic mushrooms are legal in Ireland.
75. Today Ireland accidentally legalised ecstasy, ketamine and magic mushrooms.
76. Ireland just accidentally legalized ecstasy, ketamine and magic mushrooms for the next 24 hours.
77. Each year Disneyland uses over 5, 000 gallons of paint to maintain the clean appearance of the park.
78. Iceland is building a temple to worship Odin, Thor, and other Norse gods, and the religion already has 2, 500 adherents.
79. The Curiosity Mars Rover sings "Happy Birthday" to itself every year on August 5th, which is when it landed on Mars.
80. New Zealand is the only country that contains every type of climate in the world
81. Adam Levine landed his first professional guitarist gig at age 12 — he was so nervous, he played with his back to the audience.
82. In New Zealand, sheep outnumber people six to one.
83. Between 25 to 28% of Americans believe we never landed on the moon.
84. French was actually the official language of England from 1066 until 1362, after the Norman conquest of England.
85. The Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter movies is a real train in Scotland.
86. The show Gullah Gullah Island was inspired by the Gullah people, whose language and culture originated and still thrives in the USA.
87. In Monopoly, Illinois Avenue is the space on which a player has the greatest statistical chance of landing.
88. The Pokémon Magikarp can leap over a mountain — in real life, a person standing where Magikarp landed would be killed upon impact.
89. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to remember not to close the door on the Eagle Lunar Lander, because it had no outside door handle.
90. The first four countries to have television were England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
91. Switzerland is considering giving its citizens a yearly income simply for being alive.
92. Google is giving a $20 million prize to any private team that can land on the Moon by December 31st, 2016.
93. 1 in every 5 people in Greenland attempts to kill themselves at some point in their lifetimes.
94. Panda bears eat bamboo largely because they have no umami taste receptors — meat tastes bland to them.
95. The Philippines consist of 7, 102 islands, but only 2, 000 of them are inhabited.
96. There is an island called "Dildo Island" in Canada.
97. Taiwan has become the first country to offer free Wi Fi to all tourists through over 4, 000 hotspots all over the island.
98. The largest land mammal ever was Paraceratherium, an 18 foot tall prehistoric rhinoceros.
99. Tricking someone into viewing obscene material online is a crime that could land the perpetrator 10 years in prison.
100. The movie "Home Alone" was released closer to the moon landing than it was to today.
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