Archive For The “Places” Category
FACT OF THE DAY: Not to be mistaken with the small city of Cool, California (near Sacramento), Berlin, Germany has been nicknamed “The City of Cool”. The name was earned due to Berlin’s reputation as a music, art, and party city.
FACT OF THE DAY: Now that’s a lot of socks! The production of socks in the Datang district of Zhuji, China is so significant that it’s earned the nickname of “Sock City”.
FACT OF THE DAY: It is against the law in the state of Maine to step out of plane while it’s in flight. It is also not allowed to push a moose out of a plane in mid air.
FACT OF THE DAY: France wins the prize for the most visited country in the world. The country had 82.6 million visitors in 2017. No surprise either, Paris was the most visited city in the world.
FACT OF THE DAY: The world’s oldest roller coaster is located in Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Leap-the-Dips gave its first ride in 1902. The mammoth side friction roller coaster reaches heights of 41 feet and a whopping speed of 10 mph (miles per hour).
FACT OF THE DAY: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has no issues when it comes to surfing the web or streaming videos. While 25-50 Mb per second are the “norm speed” for everyday internet use, NASA’s internet speed is 91Gb (with a ‘G’) per second.
FACT OF THE DAY: There is a place in the United States where chickens can’t cross the road. In the town of Quitman, Georgia, it is illegal for chickens to cross the road. If caught, the chicken owners can be held liable.
FACT OF THE DAY: Who eats the most cheese in the world? The answer is the country of Denmark. They eat cheese at the rate of 28 kg per person (according to 2016 numbers). Iceland came in second place with Finland rounding out the top three.
FACT OF THE DAY: Russia’s closed cities were literally cities that were “closed”. Only certain residents were allowed to enter. They wouldn’t show up on maps (not till 1993). If you were allowed to enter them, you had to keep it a secret. Trains and bus routes would not go to these cities. These cities were created in order to hide Russia’s research and work for their nuclear weapons program.
FACT OF THE DAY: There is a city named George. It can be found in the state of Washington. Yes, that is correct. There is a city that goes by the name of George, Washington. It is a small place with a population of 507 people (2017).
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