Get to know 42 facts :
1. - France , Japan and South Korea still don't recognise North Korea as a country.
The three nations do not have formal diplomatic relations with one another. France is the only European Union member not to recognise North Korea.
2. - Netflix is responsible for 15% of global Internet traffic.
According to Sandvine 1H2018 Global Internet Phenomena Report, Netflix is now responsible for 15 % of worldwide downstream traffic by megabytes, followed by YouTube at 11.4 %
3. - For many Icelanders, WW2 is actually known as “the blessed war" because the country has the war to thank for its independence.
Iceland's occupation brought an incredible boost to the economy, which had been crippled by the Great Depression. To many Icelanders, WW2 is actually known as blessað stríðið – “the blessed war”.
4. -The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. on 9/11 was on his first day on the job.
Ben sinley's first day in this position was September 11, 2001, and he was responsible for ordering a National Ground Stop across United States airspace in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
5. - The average car has 30,000 parts.
This includes all the bolts and tiniest things in a car.
6. - 92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
Ethanol produced from sugarcane residues is one of the most suitable alternatives for partial replacements of fossil fuels because it provides energy that is renewable and less carbon intensive than gasoline.
7. - The 2011 earthquake near Japan increased the Earth's rotation speed, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.
8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has found that the intense temblor has accelerated Earth's spin, shortening the length of the 24-hour day by 1.8 microseconds, according to geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
8. - More than 600 women dressed as men in order to fight in the American Civil War.
Long viewed by historians as anomalies, recent scholarship argues that the women who fought in the Civil War shared the same motivations as their male companions. Some women went to war in order to share in the trials of their loved ones.
9. - China executes the death penalty more than 4 times as the rest of the world combined.
The number of executions has dropped steadily in the 2000s, and significantly since 2007, when the Supreme People's Court regained the power to review all death sentences; for instance, the Dui Hua Foundation estimates that China executed 12,000 people in 2002, 6,500 people in 2007, and roughly 2,400 in 2013 and 2014.
10. - Cubans were prohibited from owning cell phones until 2008.
Prior to March 2008 mobile phones were banned. However, they could be used by those who needed them as part of their work. In March 2008 Raul Castro lifted the ban on mobile phones along with other consumerist goods.
11. - A Bonsai Tree planted in 1626 survived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and now resides in a U.S. Museum.
The bomb wiped out 90 percent of the city, killing 80,000 Japanese immediately and eventually contributing to the death of at least 100,000 more. But besides some minor glass-related injuries, Yamaki (resident of hiroshima) and his family survived the blast, as did their prized bonsai trees, which were protected by a tall wall surrounding the outdoor nursery.
12. - The World's Largest Chocolate Bar Weighed 5,792 kg (12,770 lb).
It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (approx. 450g) of chocolate.
13. - During WW1, a British soldier spared the life of a wounded German: Adolf Hitler.
Henry Tandey became the most decorated private soldier in World War One. His bravery though, would be eclipsed in the run up to World War Two by allegations he had spared Adolf Hitler's life, in 1918.
14. - The budget for the Movie "Titanic" was higher than the Titanic itself.
At $200 million, the movie cost more than the Titanic itself. The cost to construct the ship in 1910-1912 was £1.5 million, equivalent to $7.5 million at the time and about $120 to $150 million in 1997 dollars.
15. - Voting is mandatory in Brazil.
Compulsory for literate citizens between 18 and 70 years old, including those who live abroad.
16. - Christopher Columbus brought the first lemon seeds to America.
The first substantial cultivation of lemons in Europe began in Genoa in the middle of the 15th century. The lemon was later introduced to the Americas in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola on his voyages.
17. - Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
The left eye will be closed when the right half of the brain sleeps, and vice versa. This type of sleep is known as unihemispheric sleep as only one brain hemisphere sleeps at a time.
18. - If you search for "askew" in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
askew - not in a straight or level position.
19. - The Amazon River once flowed in the opposite direction, from east to west.
The world's largest river basin, the Amazon, once flowed from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific - opposite its present direction - according to research by a geology graduate student and his advisor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
20. - Music video 'Gangnam Style' was so popular, it broke YouTube's view counter, which had to be upgraded.
The music video for South Korean singer Psy's Gangnam Style exceeded YouTube's view limit, prompting the site to upgrade its counter. YouTube said the video - its most watched ever - has been viewed more than 2,147,483,647 times.
21. - Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined.
The number of lakes larger than three square kilometers is estimated at close to 31,752 by the Atlas of Canada, of which 561 lakes have a surface area larger than 100 km2, including four of the Great Lakes.
22. - In 1998, all 11 members of a soccer team in Africa were killed by lightning while leaving the other team unhurt.
Thirty other people received burns at the match in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
23. - It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
A mosquito on average will suck five millionths (0.000005) of a liter of blood.
24. - A strawberry isn't an actual berry, but a banana is.
Strawberries and raspberries aren't really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. ... But no, they're actually considered a berry, too—with one, giant seed. So, bananas are berries and raspberries aren't.
25. - Barack Obama had the most followers on Twitter of any world leader in his last year in power, 2016.
It is one of only two accounts in the world to be in the top ten in both followers and followees (Twitter friends). As of June 12, 2016, the White House account is also among the two-hundred most followed with nearly three million followers.
26. - Usain Bolt owns a 3-ton segment of the Berlin Wall.
Usain Bolt and Berlin's Mayor Klaus Wowereit in front of a part of the Berlin Wall with a painting depicting Usain Bolt during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. Usain Bolt was honoured by the city of Berlin by receiving an original segment of the Berlin Wall - nearly three tons of it.
27. - In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people.
There are more than twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia
28. - A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
Stubbs was a cat who was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, from July 1997 until his death in July 2017.
29. - Hinduism worships over 33 million gods or demigods.
This comes from a misunderstanding of Hindu Devatas, for/as "god"s. There used to be 33 million gods when there were only 33 million people on earth.
30. - Queen Elizabeth II served as a mechanic and driver in World War II.
Known as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, she donned a pair of coveralls and trained in London as a mechanic and military truck driver. The queen remains the only female member of the royal family to have entered the armed forces and is the only living head of state who served in World War II.
31. - Apple iPad's retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.
The displays are manufactured worldwide by different suppliers. Currently, the iPad's display comes from Samsung, while the MacBook Pro, iPhone, and iPod Touch displays are made by LG Display and Japan Display Inc.
32. - Chile has a civilian town in Antarctica, complete with a school, hospital, hostel, post office, Internet, TV and mobile phone coverage.
Villa Las Estrellas (English: "The Stars Village") is a Chilean town and research station on King George Island within the Chilean Antarctic claim, the Chilean Antarctic Territory, and also within the Argentine and British Antarctic claims.
33. - WW1 transformed the U.S. into the largest military power in the world.
Americans involvement in World War One pushed it to world status. Being on the winning side gave it some controlled over the counties that lost and that were broken up. The war opened up industry that started an economic boom and United States military might that crated respect for international affairs.
34. - There's a volcano in Indonesia that spews blue flames.
The 13th largest island in the world, Java also houses the mysterious Kawah Ijen volcano. The blue, unusual for a volcano, is due to the presence of an active solfatara
35. - An adult human being is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms.
For a typical human of 70 kg, there are almost 7*1027 atoms (that's a 7 followed by 27 zeros!) Another way of saying this is "seven billion billion billion." Of this, almost 2/3 is hydrogen, 1/4 is oxygen, and about 1/10 is carbon. These three atoms add up to 99% of the total!
36. - 44% of registered Twitter users have never tweeted.
Twopcharts, a site that monitors web activity, found that 44% of Twitter's 974 million registered users have never tweeted.
37. - In West Bengal, India, cows must have a Photo ID Card.
Crackdown on illegal cattle smuggling from West Bengal into Bangladesh. The export of cattle is illegal in India Cows in eastern India are to be issued photo ID cards as part of a scheme to combat smuggling.
38. - Because guinea pigs are prone to loneliness, it's illegal in Switzerland to own just one.
Swiss government passed an animal rights law which made it illegal for a pet owner to own just one guinea pig, no matter how much they might dote on their fluffy friend.
39. - Oil is cheaper than water in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
The price of gasoline in Venezuela is one-tenth of a US cent .
40. - The Netherlands close nineteen prisons in 2013 due to lack of criminals.
19 prisons in the Netherlands closed because the country didn't have enough criminals to fill them. Now, five more are slated to close their doors by the end of the summer, according to internal documents.
41. - In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
Wallets were produced with different size pockets to enable the banknotes to be ... the fact that blind people use touch to identify the raised characteristics of braille. ... marks are an attempt to provide a feature useful to visually impaired people.
42.- Elephant dung is a treasure for lost Travelers
Elephant's excrete majority of their waste and their are a lot of plant matter which can light up a fire very easily.