13 Amazing Facts About The World You Probably Don't Know Yet

13 Amazing Facts About The World You Probably Don't Know Yet

With around 200 countries and more than 7.5 billion people, the world is full of interesting, amazing, and fascinating people, places, and things. Here are13 amazing facts about the world you probably don't know yet.

1. Auroville is an experimental township in the Viluppuram district, mostly in Tamil Nadu, India, Auroville aim is to realize human unity. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (known as "the Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. Auroville wants to be a universal town where males and females of all countries can live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, politics, and all nationalities.

2. Men will be fined for wolf-whistling or vulgar comments to women in France as part of the new tougher legislation to combat lecherous behavior. Those who break the law will face on-the-spot fines of up to €750.

3. A Chinese mall has set up "husband storage" facilities for wives to leave their spouses while they shop, it's reported. According to The Paper, the Global Harbour mall in Shanghai has erected a number of glass pods to allow wives to leave their disgruntled husbands who do not want to be dragged around the stores.

4. The Mapimí Silent Zone is the popular name for a desert patch near the Bolsón de Mapimí in Durango, Mexico, which overlaps the Mapimí Biosphere Reserve. It is the subject of an urban myth that it claims to be an area where radio signals and communications of any kind can not be received or worked.

5. There are only two places in the world that are completely and completely free of mosquitoes: Antarctica and Iceland. Iceland is one of the few habitable places on the planet that is free of mosquitoes, and nobody really seems to know why. It's not nearly as cold as Antarctica, which is so frigid that mosquitoes (and humans, for that matter) can never survive exposure to the elements there for a long time.

6. In Iraq, book market books remain on the street at night because the Iraqis say, "The readers don't steal and the thief doesn't read."

7. The Kami-Shirataki train station is located on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, three years ago, due to its remote location and the termination of freight trains, the Japan Railway (JR) decided to close it down. But after they found out that a young girl used the station to go to high school every day, they changed their minds.

8. Alaska Gets Six Months of 24 Hours of Sunlight and Darkness. ... Barrow is one of the northernmost cities in Alaska and gets complete darkness during two months of the year. The sunsets on November 18 & rises on January 23. Between this period there is total darkness for 67 days.

9. The shortest escalator in the world Located in the basement of More's department store in Kawasaki, Japan. With only 5 steps, the escalator has a modest hike of 32.8 inches (83.4 cm).

10. Where the world ends...The beachhead is located in East Sussex, England. This cliff is the highest cliff in the United Kingdom. It drops down to the berling gap that ascends through the seven sisters to heaven brow. It's one of the most popular tourist spots believed to be the end of the world.

11. Passage de Gois or Gôa is a natural, periodically flooded passage that leads to the island of Noirmoutier in France. It is situated between Île de Noirmoutier and Beauvoir-sur-Mer, in the department of Vendée. That can only be used twice a day for a few hours. Then it disappears due to high tide. The track is 4.125 kilometers (2.563 mi ) long.

12. Switzerland passed a law in 2008, making it illegal to own a single guinea pig at a time because a cavy being a social animal moves around in herds and can become terribly lonely if left without a companion.

13. In Piplantri, villagers celebrate the birth of their girls by planting 111 trees for each child. The ritual began after Shyam Sunder Paliwal had lost his teenage daughter, Kiran, and planted a tree in her honor.

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