12 Lesser Known Interesting Facts About New Zealand That Might Increase Your Curiosity

12 Lesser Known Interesting Facts About New Zealand That Might Increase Your Curiosity

New Zealand is well established as a beautiful country. It is known for its stunning national parks, dynamic Māori culture, amazing hiking trails, and world-class skiing and surfing. But there are many other interesting things about it, That will surprise you:-

1. There is a law that states that every high school in New Zealand may hold one pound of uranium and one pound of thorium for nuclear experiments. But they're going to be fined $1,000,000 if there's a nuclear explosion.

2. One amazing fact about New Zealand is that only 5 % of the population is actually human, with the rest being animals. Despite the country is roughly the same size as the United Kingdom, its human population is over 90% smaller, making it possible for its people to live a relaxed, agricultural lifestyle.

3. New Zealand was the first modern country ever to appoint an Official National Wizard. In 1982, the Wizard of Christchurch became a tourist attraction. He was eventually appointed as the Official Wizard of New Zealand in 1990 and then legally changed his name to "The Wizard."

4. The world's steepest residential road, according to Guinness World Records, Baldwin Street is located a few miles northeast of the city center of Dunedin. It is 350 meters long, rising from 30 m to 100 m above sea level. It is at a gradient of 38 degrees.

5. According to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, Denmark, New Zealand, and Finland is the least corrupt nation in the World.

6. New Zealand is an isolated country whose wildlife has developed over millions of years and, fortunately, has not developed any plants or animals that pose a danger to humans. This means that there are no deadly poisonous snakes, scorpions, jellyfish, or spiders — or any other dangerous animals or plants — on the island.

7. Blue Lake is the cleanest lake in the world.  Located in beautiful Nelson Lakes National Park in New Zealand.

8. In 2006, the Queen, the Governor-General, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Chief Justice were all women; making New Zealand the only country in the world (to date) where all the top positions were held simultaneously by women.

9. The Hector Dolphin, the world's smallest marine dolphin growing to a maximum length of 1.5 meters, is found nowhere else in the world but in the waters of New Zealand.

10. Maori 's name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, which means the land of a long white cloud. Look up at the sky every day, and you're going to find out why they went with this name!

11. The world's first commercial Bungy Jumping was opened at the Kawarau Bridge in November 1988. People couldn't wait to try it. Visitors would soon be coming from all over the world to participate in what would eventually be recognized at the birth of adventure tourism in New Zealand.

12. Kea is a species of large parrot in the Nestoridae family found in the forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. This is the only alpine parrot in the world. It is affectionately curious and devilishly intelligent. It is also known for pulling windscreen wipers from cars and eating rubber strips from windows.

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