Interesting Facts - Page 164

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The average dairy cow in the U.S. produces an incredible 10,000 kilograms of milk per year. That's about five times as much as the average cow from 1944.
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You'll have to zoom in, but the country of Togo has a tiny panhandle in its northwest corner. At its thinnest, the panhandle is less than 200 meters across.
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X% of Y = Y% of X.
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The largest known lake in the solar system is Kraken Mare on the surface of Titan (Saturn's largest moon). In this case, the "lake" is composed mostly of liquid methane. It was discovered in 2006 by the Cassini space probe.
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Former U.S. President John Tyler took the side of the Confederacy during the Civil War. He was even elected to the Confederate House of Representatives, but died in 1862 before he could serve. At his burial, his coffin was draped in the Confederate flag, making him the only U.S. President ever laid to rest under the flag of another nation.
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Dec 28, 2022
Credit @Qy for 817, 818, and 820.
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Jan 10, 2023
I don't know if this one would have to be split into two facts.

"Jean Reno was to have played Agent Smith in the Matrix films, but ultimately refused. Lambert Wilson, who played the Merovingian in the Matrix films, was chosen by Albert Broccoli to take over the role of James Bond after Roger Moore."

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There is a hill in Australia that translates to “Where the Devil Urinates”
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Russia has a strip of land surrounded on 2 sides by water that is only 70 meters across
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Excluding those lake things, Moldova is only 5 feet from the sea

46.37713980573053, 30.095748707377496

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Despite sharing the longest border in the world, the United States and Canada only share one border on an island: Currys Island in Lake of the Woods
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The United States has a panhandle near Angle Inlet that is only 18 feet across
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Serbia has a panhandle near Bosnia that is less than 100 feet across

43.597828, 19.272145

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The election of 2016 was not just Trump vs. Clinton, at least in the electoral college. Thanks to faithless electors, seven people received electoral votes that year, including one for the Libertarian candidate.
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Feb 14, 2023
“faithless electors”?
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Belgium has an enclave in The Netherlands that is 0.001 Square Miles. 51.448404, 4.836186
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0.64 Acres
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The US accidentally dropped an atomic bomb over South Carolina in 1958, but luckily it didn't explode

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Mars_Bluff_B-47_nuclear_weapon_loss_incident

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It should have if you ask me
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Jan 13, 2023
Because death is just so amusing.
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you can't tell me that a world without South Carolina would be worse than our world
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A world without Ohio would be the best thing
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Jan 16, 2023
Old meme
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Average ohioan seething
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petition to delete missouri
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Then maybe someone other than Clemson would have won the NCAAF championship.
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The “Waffle House Index” is an unofficial index used by FEMA to measure disaster response using the status of a Waffle House (A 24/7 breakfast chain in America) nearby. Green means that the Waffle House is open, which means damage nearby is very little to nil. Yellow means that Waffle House is using a limited menu, usually during power outages and food shortages. Red means it’s closed, which means that damage around it is very severe. Usually they only close in cases like Hurricane Katrina, where Waffle Houses only closed because there was none. The reason is the reason that Waffle House stays open, even in extreme weather conditions.
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The Waffle House has found its new host.
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Jan 15, 2023
shut up (please research why I said this before you hate on me)
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Jan 15, 2023
Not cut out for the 3AM crowd, I assume.

It appears the Waffle House has found its new host.

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It did find it's new host like 1 to 60 days ago
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Jan 17, 2023
So I’m fine having it in small amounts, and im not gonna be the negative nitpick guy, because im completely fine with it in small amounts. It’s just that the fact that if it goes in big chains, this is most likely a ploy to go viral and monetization on said video to get money on the internet by creator “Johnny Razer”. I know his popularity before since I was a former watcher, but this really seems like it’s going to create a Jellybean drama again.
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Jan 17, 2023
I'm completely fine with it in small amounts

It happens once

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Jan 18, 2023
I know. I’m only going to post that sentence once and it’s going to be here.
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Jan 18, 2023
Also this was when the trend was still somewhat funny
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Jan 18, 2023
well, nothing gets the internet riled up more than seeing the same thing multiple times in different places
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Jan 19, 2023
That kind of attitude is perfect for hosting the Waffle House.
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Jan 19, 2023
the waffle has 'already' found its new host unfortunately
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Jan 20, 2023
the host has found its new waffle house
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Jun 23, 2024
Personally I would go by McDonald’s instead, they are more widespread the waffle houses.
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French Fries and French Toast were shortly renamed to Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast after France voiced their lack of support for the invasion of Iraq. 33% Percent of Americans said they believed the change was patriotic.
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They also renamed “sauerkraut” to “liberty lettuce” during WW1 or smth
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Liberty Cabbage actually, but yeah.
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From 1915 to 1944, the state with the most Klansmen was Indiana.
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The Tower of Terror attraction in Disney World is 199 feet tall, because if it was 200+, Disney would have to add airplane beacons there. They didn't want to ruin the sense of immersion.
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For all the criticism they get, Disney certainly puts a ton of work into making their theme parks as "magical" as possible.
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Spending 15 dollars on a turkey leg is so much fun!
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Jan 20, 2023
its a magical turkey leg stop complaining
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Norway, Sweden, and Finland collectively control about 76% of the world's islands.
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Norway Sweden and Finland also collectively control Denmark
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🤯
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Jan 17, 2023
i can't be the first person to ask but could you add sources for all the Interesting Facts you put up? both as general good internet practice and so we can read more about them
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Jan 18, 2023
Usually a Google search will allow you to learn more, but I guess to prove it Quizmaster can add sources.
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Jan 19, 2023
John Tyler was buried with a Confederate flag. He was the only president to be buried with a flag not of the United States.
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Additionally, Tyler ran for the Confederate Congress, and actually won, but died before he could take office.
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Tyler was not the only president to run under a foreign nation's banner. John Adams served in the Massachusetts Colonial House, and both Washington and Jefferson served in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
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Excluding temporary populations and the uninhabited, the least populated first-level subdivision is Hatohobei, Palau, with 25 people.
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Jan 23, 2023
Probably just regularly small for Palau standards.
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The SPT Airboat Line was America's first airline (and if you don't count European zeppelin lines, the world's.) During its short 1914 service, it made a 23-mile trip across the bay from Tampa to St. Petersburg. Sporting a fleet of three planes, you could pay $5 (~$130 today) to take the 23-minute trip.

In total, 172 flights were served to 1,205 passengers.

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Goats have accents
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James Buchanan fought at the Battle of Fort McHenry, the same battle to inspire the national anthem.
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Zagreb is the only capital city to start with Z. It’s also the only one to end in B.
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Bern, Switzerland?
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Berlin
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Brasilia
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ENDS in B
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Try reading next time
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Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade
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Brazzaville
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Bangui, Banjul, Bishkek
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Bangkok
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Borneo, Bali, Belize

Smh, dude really needs to research before posting facts.

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Britain
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@Neodymium dang ur right my bad
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@ooftownroad It's fine

Bering, Babylon, Balkans, Bavaria

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I can’t tell if people just can’t read or if this is a joke.
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Bhojpur
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Bombay, Bangladesh, Booftownroadistan, Bermuda, Baltimore, Leonid Brezhnev, Bhopal, Bhutan
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Brisbane, Belo Horizonte, Bay of Bengal, Bandung
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Barbary Coast
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@MCM its both.

Bratislava, Bordeaux, Boca Chica, Bananas, Balaclava, Bumblebee

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Brinjal
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Nixon and Franklin Roosevelt are the only presidents to appear five times on a national ticket.
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Uyghurs in China and Ahmadis in Pakistan are legally banned from naming their children Muhammad.
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There is a place in the Federated States of Micronesia named U.
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There are multiple places in Norway called Å and one village in France called Y
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There's places named Qaanaaq, Ee, Aa, Aa, Zzyzx, Oo, Ii, and U
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Bratislava is the only capital to border two countries
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Abraham Lincoln won less than 1,500 votes in Kentucky in 1860.
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Less people in Kentucky and Less Voting Rights
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Feb 6, 2023
Eh... not really. That was 0.9% of the vote.
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There are more American counties named for Ben Franklin than Abraham Lincoln.
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A few last veterans, verified accounts only.

American Revolution - John Gray (d. 1868)

Napoleonic Wars - Geert Boomgaard (d. 1899)

War of 1812 - Hiram Cronk (d. 1905)

Mexican-American War - Owen Edgar (d. 1929)

Civil War - Albert Woolson (d. 1956)

WWI - Florence Green (d. 2012)

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There are still about 167,000 World War II veterans in the U.S. alone.
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Yeah but who cares about world war 2
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Argentina
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Crazy how in 1904 you could fly an airplane and also talk with someone who could've seen Washington burning down. (No clue where that specific guy fought), but he was 105 and born in 1800 (therefore fought at 12-14)

Presidents come from wars.

Jackson was famous from 1812 and Taking Florida

I think William H. Harrison was famous for 1812 (I know he fought in it)

Grant from Civil War, Eisenhower from WW2

Also what about the Spanish American war?

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Feb 6, 2023
I think Woolson's story is also pretty crazy. He went from fighting with fairly slowly muskets to the nuclear bomb.

The Spanish-American War's last veteran was Jones Morgan. He died in 1993–insane how he lived to see the internet.

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Additionally, there were dozens of veterans of the Russian Revolution and Civil War who lived past the USSR's collapse.
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There are also many veterans of the Chinese Civil War still alive.
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Feb 7, 2023
Technically speaking, the city of Paris has 18 mayors in office at any given time.
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Feb 7, 2023
The area of Bangladesh is 115x smaller than that of Russia, but it has a population of 172 million - almost 30 million more than Russia's.
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Feb 16, 2023
As for #817, you may have to zoom in, but Benin seems to claim a long stretch of coastline directly south of Togo!
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Feb 16, 2023
And also, Benin's capital, Porto-Novo, is located on the border with Nigeria. Togo's capital, Lomé, is located on the border with Ghana. These two countries seem not to like each other very much : (