Facts from around the world
If you’re going to be cooped up in the house, you may as well spend some time expanding your (already impressive, we’re sure!) knowledge bank. Memorise some of these facts and you’ll be dazzling friends and family members on your video calls for the rest of self-isolation!
Russia is bigger than Pluto
Moldova has been making wine for over 5,000 years and has the world's greatest density of vinyards (vines per person)
There are over three million saunas in Finland, which equates to one sauna for every other person
There are only three traffic lights on the entire Faroe Islands
Over 820 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea, that's 12% of the world’s total
The Angkor ruins in Cambodia span 154 square miles
The Silk Road was over 4,000 miles long and lasted for 20 centuries
The total length of the world’s coastline is roughly the same distance as the earth to the moon, 350,016km
Bhutan was the first country to switch from the western ideal of Gross National Product to “Gross National Happiness”
The Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam is the largest cave in the world
In Svalbard, the sun does not rise for 4 months of the year
Borneo is the third largest island in the world and more than three times bigger than the UK
The Dead Sea is 20 times saltier than seawater, meaning you can float comfortably with a book in hand!
More than 90% of Tajikistan is covered by mountains and half of the country is 3,000 meters above sea level