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50 Interesting Facts About Bats

There are more than 12,000 known species of bats. They comprise the second largest order (Chiroptera) in mammals and contain 20% of all mammal species on earth . Tube-lipped nectar bat has the  longest tongue  relative to the body length of any mammal. The tongue of this bat is 1.5 times longer than its body. ( Source ) Bats are  excellent indicators of fresh and clean water in areas where water is scarce. They need water in every climate, including deserts , and only drink clean water free from insecticides and heavy metals. ( Source ) Bats are the only mammals with the ability to fly like birds. They are present on most parts of the earth, except  Antarctica   and the Polar Regions. B racken Cave in Texas is not only the world’s largest known bat colony, but also the  largest concentration of mammals  in the world. There are around 20 million bats present in this cave. ( Source ) Around 10 million fruit bats fly from various parts of  Africa to Kasanka National Park in Zambia. It

75 Interesting Facts About USA

United States of America (U.S.A) is the 3 rd largest country by population and 4 th largest country by area in the world. Washington D.C. became the U.S. capital in 1790. Before that, eight cities  remained the U.S. capital. These include Philadelphia, Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Princeton, Annapolis, Trenton, and NYC (New York City). ( Source ) The longest tunnel in the world, the Delaware Aqueduct, is in the USA. This 137,000 m long tunnel supplies 1.3 billion US gallons of water daily to New York City. The world’s longest smuggling tunnel  was discovered at the US-Mexico border. This tunnel is 1,313 m (4,309 ft.) long. Before its discovery in 2019, it was used for drug smuggling from Mexico to the USA. ( Source ) The USA has the  highest number of airports  in the world. There are more than 13,500 airports in the USA, more than thrice the airports in the second-highest country ( Brazil with 4,093). A shallow lake in Oregon, known as the  Lost Lake , disappears annually in summ

50 Interesting Facts About Russia

Russia is the world’s largest country by area. Its Asian portion makes it the largest country in Asia , while its European part is larger than any other European country. Russia was one of the last Christian countries to convert from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Due to this reason, the Russian Olympic team arrived 12 days late to participate in the 1908 London Olympics . Russia has the world’s largest population of Orthodox Christians . There are more than 100 million Orthodox Christians in this Eurasian country. ( Source ) The world’s  longest bicycle race  is held in Russia. This 9,200 km long bicycle race passes through 5 climate zones and seven time zones. It is also considered one of the toughest bicycle races in the world. ( Source ) The longest railway line  in the world is the Trans-Siberian railway. This 10, 214 km (6,346 m) long railway track connects Moscow (Russia) to Pyongyang ( North Korea ). ( Source ) Several  giant holes  appeared in Siberia, Russia, in 2

25+ Interesting Facts About El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America by area.  Its total land area is 21,041 km 2 . The meaning of El Salvador in English is “the savior.” But due to its  highest population density (around 300 people per km 2 ) in the region, El Salvador is the 3 rd most populous country in Central America out of seven countries. El Salvador is facing the  double burden of malnutrition . Around 17% of El Salvadorian children are chronically malnourished, while 60% of adults in the country are either overweight or obese. Due to extensive volcanic activity, El Salvador is famous as the “ Land of Volcanoes. ” This volcanic activity makes El Salvador the largest producer of geothermal energy in Central America. The first advanced Meso-American civilization  in El Salvador was of the Olmecs, who arrived in 2000 BC. The country was first inhabited by Paleo-Indians, around 10,000 years ago. El Salvador has the highest percentage of Spanish speakers in Central America. Almost the entir

45+ Interesting Facts About Argentina

Argentina, a country in the southern portion of South America, is the 2 nd largest and the 3 rd most populous country in the continent. Argentina is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Nearly all Argentineans speak their official language.  Rio de la Plata (River Plate) in Argentina is the  world’s widest river . It has a maximum width of 221 km. ( Source ) The highest mountain in Argentina is Aconcagua. This mountain, with an elevation of 6961 m (22,837 ft.), is also the  highest  mountain   in the southern and western hemispheres . Ushuaia in Argentina is the  southernmost city  in the world. It is also known as “End of the World,” thanks to its location. ( Source ) Argentina was the world’s first country to establish a quota for women in its national legislative body in the 1990s. With 50% female representation in National Congress, Argentina is one of the twelve countries in the world with more than 40% of women in legislatures. ( Source ) Due to large-scale imm