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25+ Interesting Facts About Vultures

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Vulture is the most famous scavenger among birds. It is present on all continents except Australia and Antarctica . Vultures are among the few land birds that can  remain in the air for long periods without flapping their wings. They do so thanks to low wing loading and low aspect ratio of wings. ( Source ) It is a myth that vultures circle dead or dying animals. They  sit and patiently wait for the death of a dying animal. They mostly circle high in the sky while searching for food. ( Source ) There are mainly two types of vultures according to their location. These are Old World vultures (present in Asia , Africa, and Europe) and New World vultures (present in the Americas). Ruppell’s griffon vulture can fly at an altitude that is not possible for any other bird due to cold and lack of oxygen. The confirmed flight of this central African native vulture is  37,000 ft. (11,278 m) above sea level. In 1974, it collided with an airplane at this altitude. ( Source ) The Ruppell’s griff

25 Interesting Facts About Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. It is the 5 th most populous country in Asia and 8 th in the world. Bangladesh is in the 7 th position in the list of countries with the highest population density. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has been named the world’s 3 rd   least livable city . ( Source ) Bangladesh is the  most polluted country in the world. Its pollution index of 97.1 is far ahead of the 2 nd  most polluted country ( Pakistan with 74.27). ( Source ) Bangladesh has the world’s highest rate of  girls marrying before 15 years  of age and the 2 nd  highest rate for girls marrying before 18 years. ( Source ) Bangladesh has the  2 nd  lowest obesity rate  in the world. Just 3.6% of adults in Bangladesh are obese. ( Source ) In 2002, Bangladesh became the first country to  ban plastic bags . Now, more than 80 countries have a full or partial ban on plastic bags.   ( Source ) Cox’s Bazar Beach in Bangladesh is the longest natural sea beach in the world. The length of thi

30+ Interesting Facts About Butterflies

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There are around 18,500 species of butterflies on earth. They  are present on every continent except Antarctica. An important reason for the wide-scale distribution of butterflies on earth is their migration from one part of the earth to another. Painted lady and monarch butterflies are good examples that can migrate over long distances. According to butterfly fossils, this insect has been on earth since 56 million years ago . Butterflies are beneficial for plants as they assist in the pollination of those plants that they visit. Butterflies can carry a smaller amount of pollen than  bees , but they can take the pollen to longer distances. Harvester and a few other butterfly species prove helpful for plants by  eating harmful  insects . Common  enemies  of butterflies are protozoans, wasps, flies, and other invertebrate animals. Butterflies use several  defensive techniques  to protect themselves from these predators. These include camouflage, toxins, auditory defenses, head

60+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CHINA

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China is the world’s most populous country , the world’s 3 rd largest country by area, the world’s 2 nd largest country by land area, and the largest country wholly inside Asia . The process of making  silk cloth was invented in China around 2696 BC. The Chinese managed to keep it secret from the outside world till 550 AD. ( Source ) The world’s two  fastest trains  are in China. The maximum speed for Shanghai Maglev is 267 mph (431 km/hr), while Fuxing Hao can run at a maximum speed of 249 mph. ( Source ) Chinese celebrate their New Year for 15 days. There are exclusive traditions to celebrate each day of the Chinese New Year. ( Source ) China has highest number of  UNESCO World Heritage sites  in the world. China shares the 1 st  position with  Italy  the as both countries have 55 sites each. ( Source ) The Chinese communist govt. opposes all religions. It is a major factor behind the largest percentage of atheists in the country. China is the  most atheist country in the world

45 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CANADA

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Canada, the northernmost country in North America, is the 2 nd largest country by area in the world. Its total area is 9,984,670 km 2 . Canada is the 4 th largest country in the world by land area. It is because of the presence of a large number of freshwater lakes in the country. Around 9% area of Canada is comprised of freshwater lakes. Ice hockey is the national and most favorite sport in Canada. More than 620,000 ice hockey players are registered in Canada. It is the highest number of registered players of ice hockey  for any country in the world. The population of Canada is quite low as compared to its vast area. Canada has one of the lowest population densities in the world. It is just 4 people per square km. Canada is the  coldest country  in the world by average yearly temperature. The annual temperature here is -7.14 C. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada is -63 C. ( Source ) Canada has the longest coastline in the world. Its length is 202,080 km which is far

30+ Interesting Facts About Algeria

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With an area of 2,381,741 square km, Algeria is the largest country in Africa and the 10 th largest in the world. Algeria is also the 9 th most populous country in Africa, having a population of around 42 million. St. Augustine of Hippo played the most significant role in bringing the dominant position of Christianity  to the Roman Empire. He is also known as the  father of orthodox theology . The birthplace of this philosopher and theologian was Algeria. Algeria has the highest number of immigrants in France . 16% of the total immigrants in France are of   Algerian descent. Prominent Algerians in France are Zinedine Zidane (footballer), Rachid Arhab (journalist), and Azouz Begag (writer). ( Source ) Algeria was conquered by the  Umayyad caliphate in the 8 th Century. It started the Islamization of the area, which became a Muslim-majority in the 10 th Century. Algeria remained part of various local dynasties after the fall of the Umayyad Caliphate. Algeria became part of the 

20+ Interesting Facts About Austria

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Austria is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Austria is located within the Alps and is highly mountainous . Only around 1/3 rd of the area is below 500 m (1,640 ft). The Austrian capital Vienna was declared the  most livable city  in the world in 2018 and 2019. Vienna achieved this position by scoring 99.1 points out of a total of 100. ( Source ) Austria is the world’s first country to  publish postcards . The postcard was introduced initially in 1870. ( Source ) A 19 th  Century Austrian monk, Gregor Mendel, performed several experiments in his monastery garden between 1856 and 1863. His research includes crossing pea  plants  of various colors, seed shapes, pod shapes, etc. These experiments and their results were first presented in 1865 and resulted in the advancement of modern genetics. It is the reason that this Austrian monk is known as the  father of modern genetics . ( Source ) Austria is one of the few German-speaking countries in Europe. German is the national and