Geography

This ring-shaped lake in Quebec is actually a crater!
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This ring-shaped lake in Quebec is actually a crater!


 



Sandy Island was "undiscovered" in 2012
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Sandy Island was “undiscovered” in 2012


It had to be removed from many maps after an Australian surveyor ship passed through the area and noticed that the island was non-existent (including ones of the National Geographic Society and Google Maps )

 



Nauru has the highest obesity rate in the world
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Nauru has the highest obesity rate in the world


In 2007, 94.5% of the residents of this small island nation were overweight and the obesity rate was of 71.7%

 



Russia has 11 time zones!
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Russia has 11 time zones!


 



The "humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa"  is the state fish of Hawaii
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The “humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa” is the state fish of Hawaii


It is the Hawaiian name of the reef triggerfish, found in reefs of the Indo-Pacific ocean

 



The iconic Hollywood sign was originally "Hollywoodland"
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The iconic Hollywood sign was originally “Hollywoodland”


It was created as an advertisement for a local real estate development in 1923

 



In Nigeria, more than 521 languages have been spoken
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In Nigeria, more than 521 languages have been spoken


The official language of Nigeria is now English and at least 9 of those languages are now extinct

 



Prohibition was applied in the Faroe Islands from 1908 to 1922
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Prohibition was applied in the Faroe Islands from 1908 to 1922


The ban was on beverages with an alcohol content higher than 2%

 



There is a Turkish province called "Batman Province"
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There is a Turkish province called “Batman Province”


It is located southeast of Anatolia and its surface area is 4 654 km2

 



A city called "Weed" exists in California
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A city called “Weed” exists in California


The slogan of the city is "Weed like to welcome you"

 



Antarctica should have been called Australia
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Antarctica should have been called Australia


"Australia" comes from "Terra Australis" which means "Southern land". This name was mistakenly given to Australia by explorers who thought there could be no landmass further South.

 



Dinosaurs of the carribean!
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Dinosaurs of the carribean!


There were dinosaurs in what is now Cuba. It took decades for scientists to prove the hypothesis, but eventually, a roughly 150-million-year-old vertebra of a Saurischian dinosaur was unearthed in the Sierra de los Organos Mountains in western Cuba in 2012.

 



The "cup" is a measurement unit used in the US
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The “cup” is a measurement unit used in the US


Beware not to mix your cups though: Legal cup, 240ml. Customary cup, 236.5882365. Imperial cup: 284 ml (or 19 international tablespoons, or 14.25 Australian tablespoons). There is a metric cup, also, just in case: 250ml.

 



A land in Antarctica is still unclaimed by any country
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A land in Antarctica is still unclaimed by any country


because it's so far away from everything