The world is a weird place, but it’s about to get even weirder with these strange travel destination facts.
The Most Lakes in the World
Canada has the most lakes in the world, boasting a staggering 60% of all the lakes on earth. Talk about the lake country, eh?
World of the Biggest…Structures
Dubai is home to a number of record breakers, including the tallest structure, the tallest hotel, biggest shopping center, biggest aquarium and the second largest man-made marina. Overachievers, much?
The Most Dangerous Animals
If asked what the most dangerous animal in Australia is, you might be tempted to think shark, jellyfish or any other number of their famous dangers…and you’d be wrong. According to research conducted by National Coroners Information System (NCIS), the most dangerous animals in Australia are none other than horses and donkeys; contributing about 77 deaths over a 10 year study period.
It’s a Mobile World
The tiny landlocked state of San Marino is tiny – with just 33,000 citizens total – and is also the only state in the world to boast more cars than people.
In Vietnam, you can purchase a special rice wine that you will never find anywhere else in the world. The catch? It’s infused with whole snakes. Yep. Snakes. But don’t worry. Rumor has it that it’s great for your health and virility.
Up, Down and All Around
The Eiffel Tower is famed for its history and beauty, but did you know it has another great secret? The magical lifts that help you ride to the top of the graceful tower travel a combined distance of more than 64,000 miles per year!
How Ya’ Doin’ Pal?
According to a recent study by the World Economic Forum, Iceland is the friendliest country on the planet. I don’t know. Have you ever met a mean person from Iceland? Me either.
Sunny On the Outside…Rainy on the Inside?
Located in Florida, NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building (known more commonly as the VAB) is so massive that it has it’s own interior weather system – complete with rain clouds!
Twins are often considered a rare occurrence, but not in the Central African Nation of Benin. This country has more sets of twins than any other country on Earth. It’s a phenomenon that has not yet been explained.
Trees of the Ancients
Iran is a treasure trove of history, but it’s also home to the 2nd oldest tree in the world. This 4,000 year old tree is considered a national monument, and thousands of people travel to Iran to visit it each year.
A Land of Few Words
Hawai’i boasts one of the world’s shortest alphabets, with only 13 letters in total. Really, what else is there to say?
The Republic of Nauru, once known as the Pleasant Island, is considered the “most obese on the planet”, with more than 95% of its citizens being considered overweight. Many claim that this is largely due to Western food imports.
Norway is one of the greenest countries on the earth, with over 99% of its electricity being produced from clean and renewable resources.
Old Man River? Not Here!
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world with no rivers. That’s right. Not even one. But don’t worry. This country is still worth the visit. Just don’t bring your kayak along.
So what are you waiting for? There’s plenty more weird and wonderful things to discover throughout the world. Get out there and travel!
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