In 1950, less than 10% of Africa had been mapped.
In the Netherlands, a 90-year-old marriage is called granite – ‘graniet’ in Dutch.
Africa covers a fifth of the land area of the planet but contains only a tenth of the world’s population.
The main exports of the African country of Niger are uranium and chickens.
A great international linguistic variety is shown by the words: Gwyddbwyll, Ajedrez, Catur, Ficheall, Daba, Male, and Chesu which all mean ‘chess’ in Welsh, Spanish, Indonesian, Irish, Bengali, Estonian and Japanese respectively.
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