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

The most thundery place on Earth is said to be Tororo, Uganda, where it thunders 251 days a year

The Dance Fever of 1518 was a month-long plague of inexplicable dancing in Strasbourg , in which hundreds of people danced for about a month for no apparent reason. Several of them danced themselves to death

In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal

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