More You Know: Random World Facts

  1. North Korea and Cuba don’t sell Coca-Cola.  (BBC)
  2. France is the most visited country.  (United Nations World Tourism Organization)
  3. Indonesians and Bolivians are typically short, being around 5.1 or 5.2 feet tall.
  4. The coldest temperature recorded is -144 degrees Fahrenheit in Antarctica. 
  5. The Earth’s ozone layer will make a full recovery in 50 years. (United Nations)
  6. Japan, China, Indonesia, Iran, and Turkey have the most earthquakes. (U.S. Geological Survey)
  7. Four quadrillion quadrillion bacteria living on earth. (NPR)
  8. Nicaragua (rainbow) and Dominica flag (parrot) has purple in it.
  9. Africa and Asia have about 90 percent of the world’s rural population. (Reuters)
  10. There are 28 royal families that rule about 43 countries.
  11. Canada has nine percent of the world’s forests. (Natural Resources Canada)
  12. The most common bird is the red-billed quelea.  It lives in sub-Saharan Africa and numbers are in the billions. (Audobon)
  13. Copenhagen is the most bike-friendly city. (Wired)
  14. 41 countries recognize sign language as an official language and there are around 72 million deaf people in the world.
  15. The global adult literacy rate is around 86 percent. (UNESCO)
  16. Interpol began in 1914 with 24 countries working together to arrest criminals.

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