9 incredibly interesting facts about the world
Even if you read educational articles every day, you may still be unaware of some of the most amazing facts about the world we live in. Check out these 9 mind-blowing facts and tell us in the comments if this information was new for you. Let's start!
#1 Coca-Cola is banned in North Korea and Cuba.
Trade sanctions ban the distrobution of the world-famous beverage in these countries.
#2 The Canary islands are named after dogs, not birds.
Who knew? The island's name in Spanish is "Islas Canarias", which comes from the Latin phrase "Canariae Insulae" translated as "Island of dogs".
#3 The Paris Agreement on climate change is the treaty with the highest number of countries signed to it.
197 members of the UNFCCC have signed the Agreement.
#4 The coldest temperature ever recorded is -144°F or -97°C in Antarctica
It was recorded that breathing under such conditions could cause hemorrhage that would kill one immediately.
#5 The number of bacteria on Earth is around 4 quadrillion quadrillion
This means that there are more bacteria than humans on the planet.
#6 If you're alive today, you're lucky to be one of 7% of people who have ever lived in the world.
#7 Unless you're Chinese, the panda at your local zoo is just paying a visit.
Yeah, that's right, all giant pandas in the zoos of the world are on loan from China.
#8 The red-billed quelea is the most common bird in the world.
With their numbers ranging from around 1 to 10 billion in total, they're an absolute pest to farmers.
#9 There are around 10 quadrillion ants in the world, and their total weight is around the same as that of the entire human population.
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