12 Crazy Facts About Countries That Even Your Geography Teacher Didn't Know

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1. Liechtenstein and Haiti unknowingly had the same flag till the 1936 Olympics.

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They discovered this anomaly during the opening parade. They both changed their respective flags after the Olympics! 

2. Many Icelanders believe in the existence of Elves.

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A 2007 study found that 37% of Icelanders said elves possibly exist, 17% found their existence likely, and 8% found it definite. Recently, plans to build a new road in Iceland had to be diverted due to elves “living” in its path. 

3. Tuvalu received $50 Million in exchange for the nation’s Domain Name .TV

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4. France has the most time zones, 12 in all.

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That’s right. If you count all its overseas territories, they span 12 time zones in all. 

5. Paraguay has a flag that is different on both the sides.

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6. Nigeria has the third largest movie industry after Hollywood and Bollywood.

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7. Kiribati is the world’s only country to fall within all four hemispheres.

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 8. Liechtenstein is the world's largest producer of False Teeth (as well as sausage casings). 

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9. The National Animal of Scotland is the Unicorn!

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10. San Marino is the oldest state of Europe and has more cars than humans.

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11. It is year 103 in North Korea and not 2015!

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North Korea doesn't follow the Gregorian calendar. It rather bases its calendar on Kim Il-Sung’s date of birth: 15 April 1912.

12. Vending machines cannot distinguish the coin of 10 Syrian Pounds and The 20 norwegian Krone.

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So some people in Norway who knew and were able to get Syrian coins abused this and were able to pay about 2% of the original cost! 

Do you have more mind blowing facts that I've missed out? Let me know!

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Akshay Chauhan
Swap 8 n 9...
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Shashank Sood
Nice facts
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Pratik Khandelwal
Good post... :) worth a read,,,
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