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40+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GREECE

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Greece is an ancient country in southern and southeastern Europe. It is located at the junction of Europe, Asia , and Africa .  Greece is a predominantly mountainous country. Around 80% area is mountainous which makes it one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. More than 90% of people are adherents of Eastern Orthodox Christianity . It is one of the highest (or 2 nd highest after Serbia) percentages in the world. It has 3 rd longest coastline in Europe and one of the longest in the world with 13,676 km in length. ( Source ) The first rules for urban waste management were originated in Ancient Greece around 2,400 years ago. But the  first landfills for rubbish  were dug 5,000 years ago in the Greek city of Knossos. ( Source ) Ancient Greece is the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of western philosophy, literature, drama, democracy, Olympic Games, the theatre, etc. Greece became a united country in the 4 th Century B.C. under Philip of Macedon and conquered m

50+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GERMANY

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Germany is the most populous country  among countries that are entirely in Europe. The population in Germany is the oldest in Europe and the  2 nd  oldest in the world . The average age of Germans is 46.5 years. ( Source ) Germany has the world’s best recycling rate . The country recycles more than 56% of its municipal waste. ( Source ) Baby names in Germany need approval from the civil registration office. In case of rejection, parents can submit a new name with an additional fee. A personal name can’t be a product, brand, or place name. It must not be associated with evil or religious insensitivity. The gender of the child must be obvious with his/her name. Germany has the largest  usable railway lines  in Europe. The length of the railway network in Germany is more than 39,000 km. ( Source ) Berlin Zoological Garden is the  largest zoo  in the world. There are more than 48,000  animals  of 1,380 species present here. Germany has the highest  number of zoos  in Europe and one of t

40+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CRABS

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There are more than 850 species of crabs on earth.  The coconut crab is the  largest land invertebrate animal on earth . It has a leg span of more than 1 m and can weigh up to 4 kg. ( Source ) Injured crabs can rip off their claws. These animals can  regenerate their claws  within a year. ( Source ) Fiddler crabs can’t move their eyes but have almost  all-around vision  thanks to their 9000 separate eye facets. They can also see in near UV and other colors. ( Source ) Decorator crabs, brown crabs, and few other species have  teeth-like structures  in their stomach. These teeth are used to grind food and help in easier digestion. ( Source ) Crabs are present in all oceans along with freshwater and land. They are usually seen in tropical and semi-tropical regions of the earth. King crabs have made their place in  waters around  Antarctica  thanks to climate change. ( Source ) There are several species of freshwater crabs . Most of the crabs in the home aquarium are small freshwater

30+ Interesting Facts About Cockroaches

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There are more than 4,600 species of cockroaches on earth. Out of these large numbers of species, about 30 cockroach species are present in the human habitat. Among these, only four are pests . Cockroaches are present on every  continent  except  Antarctica . Cockroaches  evolved around 300 million years ago, even before the emergence of different  continents . It is one reason that they are present almost everywhere on earth. ( Source ) Cockroaches  change their gait to run at higher speeds when in danger. The cockroach is the first insect where this type of gear shifting (equivalent to a horse switching from trot to gallop) has been seen. ( Source ) Pest cockroaches spread filth and cause material damage. They feed on human feces and food and thus can spread disease-causing germs . They act like houseflies and play a supplementary role in causing diseases. They are carriers of germs that cause: poliomyelitis, cholera, diarrhea, plague, leprosy, etc. ( Source )  Despite being

25+ Interesting Facts About Honduras

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Honduras is the second-largest country in Central America by area (112,090 km 2 ) and population (more than 9 million). Honduras is the  least developed country  in Central America. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world as more than 66% population is living below the poverty line. Honduras has the highest level of economic inequality in Latin America and one of the highest homicide rates in the world. ( Source ) La Mosquitia is the easternmost part of Honduras. This region consists of tropical rainforests,  rivers , savannas, lagoons, and mangrove swamps and is known as the  largest wilderness area in Central America. In the same region La Mosquitia, the ancient archaeology of “White City” (also known as the “City of the monkey god”) was discovered in 2015. It was one of the  last scientifically unexplored places on  earth . It is the most undisturbed rainforest in Central America. Humans had not seen its  animals  previously. ( Source ) A small town in Honduras has be