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8 Strange But True Facts That Will Shock You

8 Strange But True Facts That Will Shock You

Are you looking for some interesting bits of information to share with your children and friends? Check out these eight wonderful facts from all over the world that your kids and friends are going to love.

1. The total population of the world is more than 7.5 billion. And apparently, that number sounds huge. However, it might feel a little more manageable once you learn that if each of those people were standing shoulder to shoulder, they could all fit within 500 square miles (1,300 square kilometers) of Los Angeles, according to National Geographic.

2. Scientists have accidentally grown the hottest chili pepper in the world that is so spicy that it can be fatal to eat. Named Dragon's Breath, the peppers measure a formidable 2.48 million on the Scoville heat scale, which is a measure of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers or other spicy foods. Experts believe that anyone who tried to swallow one of the chili peppers would be at risk of dying from anaphylactic shock. according to the telegraph.

3. The smallest people in the world come from Indonesia, according to www.averageheight.co, where the average height of men is 1,58 m. The second place for the smallest people in the world is Bolivia, where the average height is 1.6 m.

4. Only two countries with the word "the" officially in their names are Gambia and Bahamas. You might find yourself saying "the" before different countries and placing names when referring to them through grammar and common pronunciation, which is why we say the United States or the Maldives. However, it is only Gambia and Bahamas that formally include "the" in their nation's names.

5. New Zealand's North Island has a place named Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. The 1,000-foothill near the township of Porangahau holds the Guinness World Record for the longest place name with 85 characters.

6. The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth has been published by scientists during research in Antarctica. The temperature was recorded by satellite measurements in the middle of Antarctica during the depths of the winter where the sun never rises. The temperature they measured was-144 degrees Fahrenheit (-97.8 degrees Celsius). Just a few breaths of air at that temperature would induce hemorrhaging in your lungs and quickly lead to death.

7. A time zone is a region or area where the same standard time is observed. The world is divided longitudinally into time zones, with roughly 15 degrees apart from each hour difference. Because some countries have half-hour time zones, the world has more than twenty-four time zones.

8. Giant pandas at zoos in the US and elsewhere around the world are all on loan from China, which maintains ownership over the pandas and charges an annual fee for their lease, usually around $1 million.

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