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50+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BATS

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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 its 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 present everywhere on earth except  Antarctica   and the Polar Regions of the northern hemisphere. B racken Cave in Texas is not only the world’s largest known bat colony, but it is 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 all over Africa to Kasanka national park in Zambia. It is known as the  biggest mammal migration  in

75 Interesting Facts About USA

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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. ( Source ) 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). ( Source ) A shallow lake in Oregon, known as the  Lost Lake , disappe

50 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RUSSIA

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Russia is by far the world’s largest country by area. Its Asian portion makes it the largest country in Asia , while its European area is larger than any other European country. Russia was one of the last Christian countries to convert from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. Due to this reason, the Russian Olympic team arrived 12 days late to the 1908 London Olympics . Russia has the world’s largest population of Orthodox Christians . There are more than 100 million Orthodox Christians in Russia. ( Source ) The world’s  longest bicycle race  is held in Russia. This 9,200 km long bicycle race passes through 5 climate zones and 7 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 2014. The largest

25+ Interesting Facts About El Salvador

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El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America by area.  Its total land area is 21,041 km 2 . 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 7 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. El Salvador suffered more than 10% of GDP in 2017 to counter this problem. ( Source ) 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. ( Source ) 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. ( Source )   El Salvador has the highest percentage (aroun

45+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ARGENTINA

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Argentina is the 2 nd largest country by area and 3 rd largest by population in South America. Argentina is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. The Rio de la Plata (River Plate) in Argentina is the  world’s widest river . It has a maximum width of 221 km. ( Source ) Argentina’s highest mountain is Aconcagua. This mountain, with an elevation of 6961 m (22,837 ft), is also the  highest  mountain   in the southern hemisphere and western hemisphere . 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 that established a quota for women in its national legislative body in the 1990s. With 50% female representation in National Congress, Argentina is currently one of the twelve countries in the world with more than 40% of women in legislatures. ( Source ) Due to large-scale immigration during the 19 th  and 20 th  Centuries, almost half of the populati