Random Country Facts! #1

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Hungary

1. Many buildings in Budapest are exactly 96 meters tall. The parliament building has 96 stair steps. The Principality of Hungary was formed in 896 AD. The Hungarian National Anthem lasts 96 seconds.

2. Budapest has the most amount of thermal springs in the world.

3. Despite it being a landlocked country, Hungary has the largest lake in Central Europe.

4. Clinking beer glasses is prohibited in the country.

South Korea

1. The DMZ (demilitarized zone) between North and South Korea is the most militarized border on the planet.

2. If you are born and escaped from North Korea, South Korea will consider you South Korean.

3. The four black ''lines'' in the South Korean flag represents the four elements: Water, Air, Fire and Earth.

4. South Korea has the fastest internet in the world.

Brunei

1. Brunei has the lowest public debt in the world.

2. The Sultanate of Brunei has an net worth of around 20 billion dollars.

3. He also lives in the world's largest house. It's over 2 million square feet big!

4. Around 51% of everyone who lives in Brunei are obese.

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7 Comments
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Level 35
May 17, 2024
What are they doing over there in Brunei bro that's crazy. And why are so many of the Oceana+Pacific countries always obese
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Level 60
May 17, 2024
I believe it is because in their culture it is a sign of richness and prosperity because they have access and can afford so much food, though I may be completely off and am just making stuff up on the spot.
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Level 59
May 17, 2024
pacific island states (brunei isnt one) have a high obesity rate cuz they import all their food, fast food, etc, + their genes are more fat retention i think
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Level 78
May 18, 2024
I feel like I need more explanations, especially the Hungarian facts.

For example, why is 96 so important? and why can't you clink beer glasses?

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Level 47
May 18, 2024
For your first question, it’s because 96 was given a special meaning when Hungary became independent in 896 AD. For the second one, when there was a bloodbath in Budapest, the leaders clinked beer as a type of celebration. I will try to explain better in the future, thanks for the feedback!
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Level 78
May 19, 2024
Thanks for the reply, I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Level 68
May 20, 2024
With the 3rd Hungarian fact...why is it surprising a landlocked nation has a large lake?