Interesting Facts - Page 1

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Mozambique has an AK-47 on its flag.
2
Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize, but Yasser Arafat did.
3
In 1698, Russia created a beard tax to encourage men to shave their beards and look more like men in other parts of Europe.
4
Lake Baikal is both the deepest and the oldest lake in the world.
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In 1922, people in New York City rioted because of men wearing straw hats after the date it was considered socially acceptable to wear them.
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Level 56
Mar 12, 2020
Gandhi would have won Nobel peace prize if he was not shooted in January 1948. He would have win 1948 peace prize. Check this Nobel Prize website's article: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/themes/mahatma-gandhi-the-missing-laureate
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Level 46
Jun 21, 2021
who shooted him
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2021
A human
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Level 44
Nov 7, 2021
He was shot by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic who belonged to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, who felt that Gandhi was being too nice to the Muslims.

The Bharatiya Janata party or BJP which currently rules India is the political wing of the RSS.

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Level 20
Nov 6, 2023
shot*
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Level 33
Dec 12, 2021
1stly,gandhi did NOT do anything to prevent the division of india other than weeping and fasting,both of which were not asked for

2ndly,if he claimed to be at the front of the independence movement,he should have been that responsible, he and nehru just wanted all the limelight and love from the public and overshadowed other freedom fighters like veer savarkar,ashqafullah khan,sardar udham singh ETC

3rdly,he wanted to further divide india,for example in the case of nagaland,he said ,when there was a minor insurgency there,which still exists,that if nagaland is taken by force he would ask to be shot before any nagamese person is ,he promised sikhs an independant land in modern day india and pakistan,with most of the northern area of the punjab going to a nation called khalistan,so ya see,gandhi did do good things but he also did many bad things

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Level 77
May 27, 2024
What's wrong with giving these people their own countries? Why shouldn't there be a Khalistan?
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Level 59
Jun 5, 2024
i responded on ur card counting blog but basically multiculturalism
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Level 30
Apr 25, 2022
Nathuram Vinayak Godse
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Level 54
Nov 12, 2022
Gandhi wanted peace transfer while others freedom fighters were quite extremists.
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Level 68
Dec 9, 2022
Agree, it is much easier to relate to peaceful, inclusive people than any of the examples given. 2 of them are Hindu nationalists and the other was an assassin.
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Level 45
Oct 9, 2023
wait, you can't receive nobel prizes posthumously?
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2024
nope. That allegedly. is also why Roslyn Franklin didn't get one.
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Level 60
May 18, 2020
A better way to reword #2 is, Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize. (but Joseph Stalin did) Source
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Level ∞
May 18, 2020
No he didn't. Maybe if we add a fake fact page...
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Level 60
May 19, 2020
Good idea....
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Level 48
Feb 27, 2023
We need it…
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Level 60
Jun 2, 2021
Yes. There are some people out there that I would really want to tell some fake facts about sharks and spiders to. Favorite animals, and also, most are harmless.
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Level 34
Mar 29, 2022
One of the fake facts should be "Elon musk was a believer in flat earth"

A fake facts section should be something in my opinion. Great opportunity to put in humor.

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Level 50
Nov 19, 2022
Or a true or false fact quiz.
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Level 69
Dec 15, 2022
Isn't that just… true or false?
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Level 54
Jun 12, 2024
My suggestion for the page

"There is a counter at Vienna airport for people who have fled to Austria instead of Australia".

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Level 61
Oct 5, 2021
He was NOMINATED for the NPP. but he did not win
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Level 60
Oct 26, 2021
ugh 11 year old me was dumb, why did I ever write this comment
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Level 61
Jan 7, 2022
that happened with me and a blog that I am so ashamed of lol
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Level 60
Jan 12, 2022
Yeah that happens with me all the time. I see one of my old comments, which is more or less likely rude, and I think “no wonder I’m on QM and Stewarts watch list”
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Level 73
Feb 25, 2022
Your first comment was a year before this one, which means you're 12 (now 13). Must have been a steep learning curve, that one year :)
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2023
I once said that Ethiopia was in Asia. Or Afghanistan was in Africa. I got the two confused.
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Level 30
Apr 25, 2022
In 1939, apparently, people decided to give Adolf Hitler a nobel peace prize. The person who caused WWII and the Holocaust.
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Level 30
May 4, 2022
Stalin didn't win it. He was nominated.
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Level 69
Jun 4, 2020
I thought the dead sea was the deepest lake in the world
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Level 63
Feb 8, 2021
It is the point in the world that is the farthest below sea level. That does not necessarily mean that it is the deepest.
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Level 69
Feb 25, 2021
Deepest water. The Dead Sea might be the lowest elevation.
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Level 82
Apr 1, 2021
The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation at its surface.
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2022
Put another way, it has the lowest highest elevation of any lake.
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2023
And Lake Baikal has the lowest lowest elevation of any lake.
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Level 42
Nov 1, 2020
Can we make are own interesting facts Quizmaster
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Level 66
Nov 12, 2020
You can always suggest a fact, and it might be chosen to be on the interesting facts page.
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Level 44
Jul 17, 2021
What about... "Due to its sub-inlets, Guinea-Bissau has the eighth longest coastline in Africa at 1,920 km, but has an area of only about 36,000 sq mi."
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Level 25
Feb 16, 2022
The cayman islands has almost as much area as coast, both at about 100km
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Level 15
Mar 17, 2022
our too
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Level 52
Dec 2, 2020
No comments yet? Or is this an error?
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Level 52
Dec 5, 2020
Hmmm...must be an error.
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Level 44
Jun 8, 2021
I think its an er _ _ r
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Level 45
Dec 15, 2020
Mrhej’s facts. I’ll try.
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Level 58
Jan 6, 2021
Add this:

When you put the Malay Peninsula into the Google Search Bar, it says "Peninsula in Thailand"

When you put the Armenian Highlands into it, it says "Highland in Turkey"

When you put the Moldova River in, it says "River in Romania" (Although that one actually makes sense)

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Level 58
Jan 6, 2021
Also, when you put in New Guinea, it says "Island in Australia"
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2023
Although that one has a twisted logic. New Guinea is an island in the continent Oceania, aka Australia.
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Level 40
Jun 28, 2021
Thailand!
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Level 43
Jan 11, 2021
Why the comments here were deleted?
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Level 43
Jan 11, 2021
Oh, forgot it. Error in loading
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2021
finally found the issue with this, and it's fixed now
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Level 69
Feb 25, 2021
There's some disagreement on the oldest lake. I'm not sure the scientific community has studied this thoroughly enough. I know of several lakes in the Rocky Mountains that are believed to be about 40-50 million years old.

https://www.oldest.org/nature/lakes/

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Level 74
Mar 5, 2021
Yeah, out of the lakes whose age is known, it's the oldest. But I do believe there are some old lakes whose age has yet to be confirmed.
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Level 42
Jun 9, 2021
New York State is home to cities called Amsterdam, Dunkirk , Geneva and Rome. They all have populations of less than 35,000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_New_York

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Level 52
May 22, 2023
there is a delhi in ny too
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Level 42
Jul 9, 2021
The time difference between Samoa (the island country) and American Samoa (the U.S. territory) is 24 hours.

So 1 p.m. on a Monday in Samoa is 1 p.m. on a Sunday in American Samoa.

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Level 66
Sep 26, 2021
What happened with the old facts?
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Level 60
Oct 1, 2021
They went on vacation
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2022
Holiday!!! :)
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Level 75
Oct 8, 2021
#5 is a little misleading in its attempt to make fun of the olden days.

According to the article about it, gangs of youths started knocking hats off people's heads (and beating them if they resisted) before the end of the summer straw hat season, and in many cases this escalated into fights.

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Level 19
Dec 2, 2021
I highly doubt if Gandhi deserves Nobel prize. He's quite controversial and overrated.
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Level 67
Dec 6, 2021
That beard tax could easily fund our schools and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.
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Level 76
Feb 3, 2023
He's controversial only among hindu nationalists.
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Level 56
Jan 4, 2022
The late actor Roger Moore who starred as James Bond is listed on google as an italian actress
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Level 56
Jan 4, 2022
bing*
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Level 89
Jan 14, 2022
It says his wife was an Italian actress married to Roger Moore.

Trivial fact: 1 person somewhere in the world today actually used Bing.

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Level 56
Feb 25, 2022
Someone in the world on January 14th, 2022 became a nitpicker
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Level 75
May 21, 2022
Don't spread misinformation. Nobody anywhere ever used Bing.
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Level 69
May 29, 2024
Use Ecosia instead. Plant more trees.
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
All the facts disappeared!
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Level 61
Apr 1, 2022
The Baikal fact is up for debate. Baikal's age has been confirmed, but Lake Zayasan in Kazakhstan might be double the age. But no one knows for sure.
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Level 53
Aug 19, 2022
The most viewed youtube shorts video is a stolen video from tiktok

Video: How Zach King Gets Away With Doing Graffiti

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Level 59
Dec 4, 2022
Fact #2 contains the information that the noble prize can't be awarded posthumously on the French Version of JetPunk
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Level 43
May 10, 2023
Fun fact, there are more Minecraft Accounts than books on the planet.
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Level 40
May 25, 2023
Each year billions of books are printed, but as soon as this " internet thing" starts we will do away with paper.
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Level 50
Jun 30, 2023
#1 It is surprising that Mozambique did this before Texas.
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2024
not sure why you seem to find it remarkable why Yasser Arafat got a Noble Peace Prize. Kissinger got one, de Klerk got one, Teddy Roosevelt got one, Woodrow Wilson got one, Aung San Suu Kyi got one. Lots of people with what might politely be called checkered pasts have won the NPP. Arafat is very far from being the most notable case.

One of the most ridiculous winners has to be Obama. After only a year in office he basically won for being a nice man, who hadn't started a war yet and for not being George Bush.

The remarkable thing is surely that Trump and Kim Jong Un didn't get one for their heroic efforts to agree a deal.

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Level 54
May 26, 2024
Nobel prize is not sign of being noble.