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RoskarTravel, Roskar Trav, did you now that…

  1. It is illegal to step on money in Thailand because you’d be insulting the king by stepping on his picture
  2. Kenya is the world’s 47th largest country, just after Madagascar. It’s roughly the same size as Texas
  3. In Ancient China, soldiers sometimes wore armor made from paper.
  4. The Netherlands ranked first as the healthiest country in the world, above France and Switzerland (Oxfam report.)
  5. Africa is the world’s hottest continent
  6. The quill pen is thought to have originated in Spain about 1,400 years ago
  7. There are nearly 700 zoological gardens, bird parks, animal reserves and wildlife parks in Germany. This includes 414 registered zoos.
  8. The Maldives is popular for being one of the safest holiday destinations in the world
  9. Parents who successfully raise several children with dignity in France are awarded the Medal of the French Family (La Médaille de La Famille Française) by the government.
  10. Brazil has more than 4,000 airports
  11. The Queen doesn’t have a passport: Queen Elizabeth II has visited over 100 countries on official duties – but astonishingly, she doesn’t need to have a passport. This is because British passports are issued in the name of the Queen.
  12. Santa Claus, also known as St. Nicholas, was born in Patara, Turkey, in the 3rd century A.D.
  13. The interior of the Burj Al Arab is decorated with around 1,790 square meters of 24-carat gold leaf. With that, you could cover 46,265 Mona Lisa paintings!
  14. Crab and callaloo is considered a national dish of Trinidad and Tobago. It is often prepared for Sunday lunch.
  15. Babies in Bali can’t touch the ground till they’re three months old. They’re considered sacred
  16. Agriculture is an important part of Uganda’s economy as it employs the majority of the Ugandans
  17. There  are over 100 sushi restaurants in Tel Aviv
  18. Every year South Africa moves about two inches farther away from South America as a subtle continuation of continental drift
  19. In Egypt, both men and women wore eye make-up called kohl, which was made from ground-up raw material mixed with oil. They believed it had magical healing powers that could restore poor eyesight and fight eye infections
  20. In Chile, husbands and wives do not share the same common last name. Wives in Chile keep their maiden names their entire lives.

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