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That Can't Be True!

Guess if the information below is true or false.
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Last updated: August 17, 2021
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1. A country where birthdays are illegal.
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Birthdays are not generally celebrated in Bhutan but they are not illegal.
2. A country that has more dogs than people.
True
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The United States has the highest dog population per capita. For every four people, there is one dog!
3. A country that uses a calendar that is 7 years behind the Western one.
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False
Ethiopia uses two calendars: one Western, one Amharic. The Amharic version is seven years behind the rest of the world.
4. A country that owns land on the moon.
True
False
International space law declares that outer space is the "province of all mankind".
5. A country that censors TV shows and films featuring time travel.
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False
China began phasing out any form of entertainment depicting time travel because they "lack positive thoughts and meaning,"
6. A dependency with Star Wars and Pokémon characters on its official currency.
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Niue is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. It uses the New Zealand dollar but also has currency festooned with Disney, Pokémon, and Star Wars characters.
7. A country where sumo wrestling is the most popular sport.
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False
Sumo wrestling in Japan is popular, but nowhere near as popular as baseball.
8. A very religious country with penis murals on homes, public buildings and temples.
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In Bhutan the male organ is a symbol of fertility and wards off evil spirits.
9. A country that has assassinated every one of its leaders since 1810.
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False
10. A country that lies in all four hemispheres.
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Kiribati is the only country in the world to fall in all four hemispheres.
11. A country where you can marry a dead person.
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Postmortem matrimony has been legal in France since the reign of Napoleon.
12. A country without a capital city.
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Nauru is the only nation that doesn't have an official capital city.
13. A country where parents need government permission to name their baby.
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Denmark's Law on Personal Names was put in place to protect children from being ridiculed
14. A country where selling chewing gum is illegal.
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False
In Singapore, gum was banned in order to keep the country's pavement and subway cars clean.
15. The vast majority of the earth's fresh water is held in clouds.
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False
The atmosphere is the smallest reservoir of fresh water, being only 0.1% of all fresh water found on Earth. 60-90% of the world’s fresh water is locked in Antarctica’s vast ice sheet.
8 Comments
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2021
Isn't Meghalaya in India, not Bangladesh?
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Level 45
Aug 11, 2021
Yes, corrected. Thanks.
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Level 60
Aug 11, 2021
Thanks for the great facts! I thought #10 was a trick question since it says 'county' instead of 'country', can you fix this please?
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Level 45
Aug 11, 2021
Thanks! Corrected.
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Level 82
Aug 17, 2021
Birthdays are not generally observed in Saudi Arabia, either, but not technically illegal. I do think public observances of any holidays other than eid al-fitr, eid al-adha, and (unofficially) Saudi national day are illegal, and Muhammad's birthday is a popular holiday among Shia Muslims (not Sunni and definitely not Wahabis)... but I'm not sure how strictly enforced this is since the religious police were stripped of all their power a few years ago.
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Level 68
Aug 23, 2021
I did pretty badly.
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Level 66
Jul 5, 2023
Bern is the de facto capital of Switzerland but it is not officially designated as the capital.
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Level 68
Apr 5, 2024
#10 according to the definition, France also has land on all four hemispheres.

It definetly has départements in N-W, N-E and S-E quadrants (Metropolitan, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, Réunion, Mayotte). The S-W quadrant however does not, though is has the overseas collectivities of Wallis and Futuna, and French Polynesia.