Fun Facts: Poland

  • Poland is a country with a very rich history and cultural heritage. Did you know that the Polish Constitution was the first one in Europe? And the oldest restaurant in Europe was also found in Poland in 1275?
  • The Swietokrzyskie Mountains are the oldest in Europe, too. When it comes to age, as the unique Polish tradition, the President of Poland awards a medal for 50 years of marriage.
  • In the northern part of Poland, there is incredible and monumental gothic Malbork Castle, which is the largest brick building in Europe (around 15 million bricks).
  • Are you now even more amped for travel? Watch out because Polish is one of the most complicated languages in the world and it was even used by the Israel military to encode messages in the war against Egypt. You don’t believe it? Try to pronounce Góry Świętokrzystkie (The Swietokrzyskie Mountains).

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Fun Facts: South Africa

  • South Africa is home to the oldest meteor scar in the world – the Vredefort Dome in a town called Parys. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • On 3 December 1967, a large medical, nursing, and technical team led by the South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant, placing Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, on the international map.

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Fun Facts: China

In China, people rely heavily on their smartphones, which can also perform almost all activities they need in their daily lives. Such as going out to eat, shopping, hospital reservations, inquiring directions, commuting to and from get off work, clocking in and so on. When we go out for work or entertainment, we can take no cash, but we must bring a mobile phone!

According to the statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of 2018, the penetration rate of mobile phones in China was 112 units per 100 people, corresponding to an average of 1.12 mobile phones per person!

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Fun Facts: Mauritius

This geological formation in south-west Mauritius is a popular tourist attraction. It consists of dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours, earning it the somewhat predictable title “Seven Coloured Earths”. Alas, tourists are only able to admire them from a distance – so no building sandcastles.

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Fun Facts: South Korea

  • Did you know that Korea's public transportation system is one of the best in the world? There are 22 subway lines in the Seoul metropolitan area, so you can go anywhere you want using public transportation. You can also transfer to the subway and bus for free, so you can travel anywhere at a low cost.
  • Also, Korean public transportation is clean and convenient. If you travel to Korea, don't forget to enjoy Seoul's public transportation.

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Fun Facts: Japan

  • Japan sits along the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, so has many volcanoes and experiences many earthquakes. In 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit Japan and created a tsunami which resulted in much devastation. On the other hand, we are benefiting from volcanoes.
  • There are many hot spring resorts in Japan, and many tourists come from all over the world. In addition to taking a hot spring, the Japanese way to enjoy hot springs is to enjoy the scenery and travel of hot spring inns and hot spring towns.

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Fun Facts: South Korea

  • Did you know that South Korea is mostly surrounded by water and has over 2,000 kilometres of the coastal line along three seas?
  • South Korea isn’t known for just shopping and the Korean Wave. It also has plenty of beautiful islands and islands waiting to be explored. If we are talking numbers, the country has a total of 3,358 officially affirmed islands.

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Fun Facts: Brazil

  • In 2000, Brazilian Aron de Andrade invented an artificial heart which is connected to the natural heart and powered by an electric motor. This is the world’s cheapest artificial heart model, and the only one that doesn’t require the extraction of the organ. It weighs only 700g.
  • Brazil covers 3 time zones.
  • They drive on the right-hand side of the road in Brazil.

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Fun Facts: Japan

  • Sumo is recognized as the national sport of Japan, although the most popular spectator sport is baseball.
  • Japan hosted the 1964 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo and will again in 2021. They also hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo and Nagano, respectively.

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Fun Facts: South Africa

  • South Africa is currently the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup!
  • Can you think of any other place in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived on the same street? Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu had houses on Vilakazi Street in Soweto.

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Fun Facts: Brazil

  • Around 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil.
  • Soccer is the most popular sport in Brazil with the national team consistently among the best in the world, winning the World Cup a record 5 times.