Facts

Some miscellaneous facts from around the world.

Somebody once said: the more you learn about the world, the more you feel connected. 

There are 195 countries around the world, with over 7.9 billion people living in them. In this world full of people and others, there are tons of fun and amazing facts for us. For example, did you know that New Zealand has the highest concentration of pet owners in the world? Similarly, we have listed more of such astonishing facts for you.

The Sahara Desert was a tropical rainforest about 6000 years ago. It is difficult to believe that today’s largest desert in the world was once a lush rainforest. At that time, Sahara used to have high rainfalls and thick vegetation. As per the reports based on climate change, if the world survives the upcoming 10000 years, the future generation might witness Sahara in its old forms.

Macchu Pichu: the earthquake-proof city. It is an Inca citadel situated on top of two fault lines in southern Peru. Earthquakes are one of the expected events here. However, the Macchu Pichu got constructed using an innovative design technique- ashlar masonry to protect against collapsing. Here, the stones of the walls are loosely fitted and mortar free which allows them to move their place during an earthquake. Isn’t it brilliant?

Monkeys get appreciated at festivals in Thailand. For example, the Lopburi Monkey Banquet Festivaltakes place every year on the last Sunday of November. The monkeys enjoy this feast with 4000 kg of fruits, vegetables and local desserts. Also, the natives get dressed as monkeys and participate in various performances.

Dentistry: the oldest profession in the world. As per the survey reports, dentistry goes back a long way, to the time when humans first had teeth- about 9000 years ago. Similarly, several studies confirm dentistry as one of the oldest recorded professions.

Baldwin Street has the steepest street in the world. We know that San Francisco has a street angling up at 27o, but it isn’t the steepest. The residential street in Dunedin has its slope up at 38o. Therefore, the nearby houses look as if they got dug into the ground. As a result, Baldwin Street got entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the steepest street in the world.

Ethiopia stays behind the world by seven years. It is true! The Ethiopian calendar is behind our western calendar by seven years and eight months. It is so because they calculate the birth year of Jesus Christ differently.

These are some of the amazing facts from the world.

Orna Ghosh

Orna is an engineer from Northeast with a keen interest in creative writing. Mysterious facts and thriller stories creates a buzz in her. Living in the city but her heart always belong to the hills, after all Winter is Coming. Let's cosy up and grab a cup of Coffee with some new stories to read.
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