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Transcript of WORLD
from Canada Canada made it's flag 100 years after
becoming an independent country Half of the country is covered with forests. Canadians like to finish a sentence
with the word eh. Country Of Liberty: America A toothpick is the object most often choked
on by Americans! In Idaho, You may not fish on a camel's back. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice-cream
in your back pocket. The state of Florida is bigger than England! MEXICO: where Pinatas originate Mexico introduced chocolate, corn,
and chilies to the world. There are 68 languages spoken in Mexico Mexico homes the oldest tree in the world. Brazil: Country of Confidence The world’s best and most delicious coffee is
produced in Brazil. Brazil has the world's biggest rainforest : The Amazon Rainforest Brazil has won the soccer world cup five times. Argentina: Where Tango Steps In People in Argentina believe that a mouse will pick up your tooth from under your pillow instead of the tooth fairy. He's called El Raton Perez Argentinians pull on the earlobes of the birthday boy or girl for each year of their birthday. Llama meat is also common in many dishes in the Northern Andean region of the country. South Africa: LION KING South Africa has the cheapest electricity oon earth. South Africa has the most luxurious train in the world, The Rovos Rail. South Africa has the highest commercial bungi jump in the world (710 feet). Africa Africa is the home of the Human species, which developed there about 5 million years ago. Egypt is the most popular tourist destination in Africa, attracting around 10 million visitors per year. More people are killed in Africa by crocodiles than by lions. There are over 1,500 different languages in Africa. Spain Having breakfast at home is not common. In Spain a tortilla is an omelette, not the corn bread they use to eat in Mexico. Spanish talk a lot and very fast Spanish people are very nice, and will help you no matter what. UK The Queen owns all the sturgeons, whales and
dolphins in the waters within 3 miles from the UK. London hosting the 2012 Olympics is the first time a city has
ever hosted the Olympics three times. England is thought of as having the world’s worst food. Prince Harry got in trouble for dressing
as a Nazi to a costume party. France In 1386, a pig was hung in France for
the murder of a child. The French eat snails, frog’s
legs and horsemeat. French toast and french fries aren’t French inventions. ITALY The piano hails from Italy. Italy is famous for its sports cars like Ferrari,
Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Lamborghini. Italy has more famous fashion
designers than any other country. GERMANY The Christmas tree (Tannenbaum)
tradition came from Germany. The longest word published in the German language is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft (79 letters) Hugo Boss designed the official uniforms for the
Nazi Party and Hitler Youth. GREECE Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine Greeks do not wave with an open hand. In fact, it is considered an insult to show the palm of he hand with the fingers extended. Greeks wave with the palm closed. Greece has one of the highest abortion rates in Europe POLAND In Poland, people peel bananas from the blossom end and not the stem end Polish people always carry cut flowers upside-down. In Poland, English Teachers make more money than Doctors. Ukraine Bread is consumed with every meal in most Ukrainian families. Some even eat bread with dessert and fruit.
There are at least 25,000 fortune tellers, magicians and astrologists of all kinds in the country where many people are superstitious. In Europe, the police solve 30-40% of crimes, in Ukraine – 90%. TURKEY : My Country The only city in the world located on two continents is Istanbul, which has
been the capital of three great empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Turks introduced coffee to Europe. The Famous Trojan Wars took place in western Turkey According to Turkish tradition a stranger at one's doorstep is considered "A Guest from God" and should be accommodated accordingly. The last meal on Noah’s Ark, a pudding of sweet and sour taste (asure), is still served throughout Turkey. Van Cat is a cat with both eyes different in color. Iraq About one in 20 Iraqis die at birth. Next to war, Iraqis fear dust storms, sandstorms, floods most. Saudi Arabia Only men are allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, Saudi women are not
permitted to drive or to travel abroad without a male relative's approval. Has the world's largest airport
(King Khaled Airport in Riyadh). Has the world's tallest water fountain
(Jeddah, on the Red Sea). One-quarter of the world's petroleum reserves are believed
to lie under the country. RUSSIA Russia spans 11 time zones Russians never shake hands over a door way,
they believe it leads to arguments. Russia was the first country to launch a man into space. Russian weapons are some of the best in the world. 10% of the governments income comes
from the sale of vodka. Russia is the only country with 12 seas on its territory. Oymyakon (Russia) is coldest city on Earth. Russians go swimming in frozen lakes. Kazakhstan Aral sea is slowly dissapperaing The world's first and largest space launch site is
situated in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan Uzbekistan was drawn into the Russian Empire during the 19th Century. Uzbekistan boasts of being home to over sixty distinct cultural and linguistic groups. INDIA Many Indians find toilet paper repellent and consider it cleaner
to splash water with the left hand in the appropriate direction.
Consequently, the left hand is considered unclean and is never used
for eating. In India, the fold and color of clothing are viewed as important
markers of social classification. Additionally, a woman will be
viewed as either a prostitute or a holy person depending on
the manner in which she parts her hair
Though the Ganges is one of the dirtiest rivers in the world,
bathing in the river is thought to wash away one’s sins Yoga has its origins in India and has existed
for over 5,000 years. MONGOLIA Sheep outnumber people The Gobi Desert of Mongolia is the place where fossilized
dinosaur remains were found in 1920s, along with the first dinosaur eggs. You could fit the Netherlands into Mongolia thirty-seven times! North Korea There is no Internet, cell-phones have been banned. A six-day work week, and another day of enforced “volunteer” work, ensures that the average citizen has virtually no free time. North Korea has the biggest armed force in the world. South Korea Fruit is a luxury item The number “4 is extremely unlucky. Writing someone’s name in red ink basically means they’re going to die, or that they’re already dead. CHINA Toilet paper was invented in China in the late 1300s. It was for emperors only China executes three times as many people as the rest of the world
China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year
85 percent of artificial Christmas trees are made in China. So are 80 percent of toys
The world's biggest mall is in China... but it has been 99% empty since 2005
When you buy Chinese stocks, you are basically financing the Chinese government. Eight of Shanghai's top ten stocks are government owned
THAILAND Place with the longest name is from Thailand:
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit” Bangkok, where leaving the house with no underwear on can very well land you in jail. Going bare-chested in public is illegal too. INDONESIA There are over 150 volcanoes Indonesia is made up of 17,508 islands. The world’s largest volcanic lake, Lake Toba, is located in Sumatra, Indonesia. AUSTRALIA The roof of the Sydney Opera House weighs
more than 161,000 tons. The name ‘Kylie’ is from the Aborigine word for boomerang. In 1967, Prime Minister Harold Holt just disappeared. No one really knows what happened to him but most people think he drowned while swimming. JAPAN Poorly written English can be found everywhere,
including T-shirts and other fashion items. Tokyo has had 24 recorded instances of people either killed or receiving
serious skull fractures while bowing to each other with the traditional Japanese greeting. On average, it takes about 7-10 years of intensive training
to become a fugu (blowfish) chef.