World Facts

The longest traffic jam happened in Beijing,China, in August 2010. It lasted for an incredible 12 days

There is a place in Venezuela where lightning strikes 280 times per hour, 160 nights a year

Benjamin Franklin wasn’t trusted to write the Declaration of Independence as it was feared he would put a joke in it

South Africa is the only country to stop its nuclear program voluntarily

In 1995 a criminal stole a tank from the US Navy, and took it to a California highway. Many people refer to this as the GTA incident

The Banking Law of 1934 made it a criminal act for a Swiss bank to reveal the name of an account holder

Cats hate the water because their fur does not insulate well when it’s wet. The Turkish Van, however, is one cat that likes swimming. Bred in central Asia, its coat has a unique texture that makes it water resistant

The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals and footbridges

There is a glacier called “Blood Falls” in Antarctica that regularlypours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding. It’sactually oxidised salty water

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