Fun Facts about the World

Weird and wonderful facts about the field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets.

It would cost $265 billion to solve world hunger, we spend $333 billion on bottled water.

Sorry this isn’t actually a fun fact but when I discovered it I couldn’t stop thinking about it and had to share! Please share this and donate here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/291614992464329/10159129972526628/ Estimates of how much money it would take to end world hunger range from $7 billion to $265 billion per year, a recent UN report stated …

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There are no countries in the world that begin with the letter W

And before you start saying what about Wales? Wales is a constituent country of the United Kingdom and is not recognised as a sovereign state! Out of the 195 sovereign states in the world recognised by the United Nations, there are no countries that begin with the letter W. What about Wales? Wales is politically …

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Famadihana

Every seven years the Malagasy people dig up their dead relatives

Every seven years a the Malagasy people dig up their dead relatives and parade their decaying bodies around the streets. Famadihana is a funeral tradition of the Malagasy tribe of Madagascar. They believe that one does not complete their journey to the afterlife until their body is completely decomposed. So until then every few years …

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