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97% of Portugal’s territory is water.

Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin Lookalike Contest and failed to make the finals, let alone win.

The British word for the toilet, loo, derives from the French guardez l’eau, meaning ‘watch out for the water’. This comes from the fact that, in medieval Europe, people simply threw the contents of their chamber pots out the window onto the streets. Before throwing the waste out the window, they would yell Guardez l’eau!  The term guardez l’eau first came to English as gardy-loo and then shortened to loo, which eventually came to mean the lavatory itself.

The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.

Venezuelans spend a fifth of their income on personal grooming and beauty products. Over the past 24 years, the country has produced four Miss Universes, five Miss Worlds, and three Miss Internationals.

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Pre-colonial sexual customs in the Philippines involved equating the size of a woman’s breasts and the wideness of her hips with the price of the dowry.

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The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

Sweden and Denmark have fought more wars against each other than any other two nations.

Prince Philip is worshipped as a God by a native tribe of the Polynesian island Vanuatu, making HRH The Duke of Edinburgh the only God in the world that can be proved to exist.

Throughout the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, about a quarter of all European mercenaries were Irish. They had their own regiments in the armies of Sweden, Poland, Austria, France, Spain, Italy and later on, England.

Venezuela has never fought an external war in its history.

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Which South American country has the highest cable car system in the world?
– Venezuela

What is the population of Sri Lanka?
– 20,000,000

In which English county is the town ‘Cerne Abbas’, famous for its chalk giant?
– Dorset

What is the capital city of Peru?
– Lima

Kathmandu is the capital city of which Asian country?
– Nepal