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Interesting and Amazing Facts of the World

With 195 countries in the world, it is an incredible place with endless interesting and amazing facts. Here are some amazing facts about the world that are sure to surprise you.

  1. There is a pink lake in Australia
Lake Hillier. photo source: wikimedia.org

Have you ever seen a pink lake?  Lake Hillier in Australia is famous for its vibrant pink color which is one of the amazing facts of the world. It is a saline lake that sits on the edge of the Middle Islands and is located within the Recherché Archipelago Nature Reserve. Lake Hillier measures around 600 m (2,000 ft) long by 250 m (820 ft). The vibrant pink color is permanent, and it does not change if the water is poured into a container. The water of the lake contains the algae Dunaliella Salina which entails the red dye.

  1. Canada has the most lakes in the world
Mountain Lakes in Yukon Territory, Canada

Lakes are vital for ecology and global climate. They are also beautiful to watch. Can you imagine Canada without lakes? It is one of the amazing facts of the world that Canada has the most lakes in the world.  The country has more lakes than all other countries of the world, combined. There are 1.42 million lakes in the world, and Canada holds a whopping 62% of lakes of them. These lakes are so large that they are considered enclosed seas.

  1. France has its longest land border in Brazil
Border Brazil-France. photo source: wikimedia.org

No, we are not that bad in geography. Although seems absurd, it is one of the amazing facts of the world and you can check it yourself! Brazil and France share 730 kilometers (450 miles) of land border in the Amazon Rainforest. It separates the French region of French Guiana and the Brazilian state of Amapá. It is the longest land border of France with any other country. The next is with Belgium that is 657 kilometers (408 miles). The Oyapock River forms part of the border, and the Oyapock River Bridge connects Saint-Georges (French Guiana) and Oiapoque (Brazil).

  1. Ethiopians lag by 7 years

A seven-year age difference might make all the difference in the world. When you’re done, go to Ethiopia! Ethiopia is in the year 2014, while we are in the year 2021. That’s why it’s such a fascinating fact. Ethiopia, unlike the majority of countries, employs a distinct calendar. When it comes to holiday dates, Ethiopia uses the Gregorian calendar and celebrates the New Year on September 11th and Christmas on January 7th. Ethiopia is a one-of-a-kind tourist destination, especially for people who want to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s in Ethiopia. Visitors, on the other hand, are unaffected. Using both the Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars is standard practise in modern Ethiopia.

  1. Thailand holds a monkey buffet festival
Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand. photo source: ripleys.com

The monkey buffet festival of Thailand is one of the amazing facts of the world. Every year, the people of Lopburi, in central Thailand, feed monkeys on the last Sunday of November. The monkeys of the Phra Prang Sam Yot temple are offered fruits and vegetables. Locals also dress up as monkeys like monkeys and join the feast.

  1. Sweden has the most islands of any country in the world
Sweden, Stockholm.

Sweden has the greatest number of islands when compared to other countries. Sweden has 267,570 islands, which is more than any other country in the world, according to government figures. Only 984 of them are inhabited, making up a small percentage of the overall number of islands.

  1. Egypt is the world’s oldest country
Egypt’s Great Pyramid and Sphinx

With a history dating back to roughly 6000 B.C., Egypt is the world’s oldest country. Around 3100 BC, the first Egyptian dynasty arose in Egypt. King Menes united Upper and Lower Egypt at this time into a single kingdom. The Egyptian word for founder, Menes, refers to a ruler named Narmer, who many historians think was Egypt’s original founder.

Written by James

A BSc in Computer Science graduate with a strong interest in encyclopedia facts. I'm a passionate content writer with 10+ years' experience and enjoy creating useful content that can help others.

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