Interesting Facts - Page 1

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Mozambique has an AK-47 on its flag.
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Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize, but Yasser Arafat did.
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In 1698, Russia created a beard tax to encourage men to shave their beards and look more like men in other parts of Europe.
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Lake Baikal is both the deepest and the oldest lake in the world.
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In 1922, people in New York City rioted because of men wearing straw hats after the date it was considered socially acceptable to wear them.
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Level 57
Mar 12, 2020
Gandhi would have won Nobel peace prize if he was not shooted in January 1948. He would have win 1948 peace prize. Check this Nobel Prize website's article: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/themes/mahatma-gandhi-the-missing-laureate
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Level 43
Jun 21, 2021
who shooted him
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Level 52
Sep 30, 2021
A human
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Level 33
Nov 7, 2021
He was shot by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic who belonged to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, who felt that Gandhi was being too nice to the Muslims.

The Bharatiya Janata party or BJP which currently rules India is the political wing of the RSS.

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Level 24
Dec 12, 2021
1stly,gandhi did NOT do anything to prevent the division of india other than weeping and fasting,both of which were not asked for

2ndly,if he claimed to be at the front of the independence movement,he should have been that responsible, he and nehru just wanted all the limelight and love from the public and overshadowed other freedom fighters like veer savarkar,ashqafullah khan,sardar udham singh ETC

3rdly,he wanted to further divide india,for example in the case of nagaland,he said ,when there was a minor insurgency there,which still exists,that if nagaland is taken by force he would ask to be shot before any nagamese person is ,he promised sikhs an independant land in modern day india and pakistan,with most of the northern area of the punjab going to a nation called khalistan,so ya see,gandhi did do good things but he also did many bad things

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Level 54
May 18, 2020
A better way to reword #2 is, Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize. (but Joseph Stalin did) Source
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Level ∞
May 18, 2020
No he didn't. Maybe if we add a fake fact page...
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Level 54
May 19, 2020
Good idea....
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Level 55
Jun 2, 2021
Yes. There are some people out there that I would really want to tell some fake facts about sharks and spiders to. Favorite animals, and also, most are harmless.
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Level 45
Oct 5, 2021
He was NOMINATED for the NPP. but he did not win
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Level 54
Oct 26, 2021
ugh 11 year old me was dumb, why did I ever write this comment
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Level 45
Jan 7, 2022
that happened with me and a blog that I am so ashamed of lol
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Level 55
Jan 12, 2022
Yeah that happens with me all the time. I see one of my old comments, which is more or less likely rude, and I think “no wonder I’m on QM and Stewarts watch list”
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Level 50
Jun 4, 2020
I thought the dead sea was the deepest lake in the world
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Level 56
Feb 8, 2021
It is the point in the world that is the farthest below sea level. That does not necessarily mean that it is the deepest.
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2021
Deepest water. The Dead Sea might be the lowest elevation.
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Level 83
Apr 1, 2021
The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation at its surface.
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Level 38
Nov 1, 2020
Can we make are own interesting facts Quizmaster
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Level 52
Nov 12, 2020
You can always suggest a fact, and it might be chosen to be on the interesting facts page.
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Level 44
Jul 17, 2021
What about... "Due to its sub-inlets, Guinea-Bissau has the eighth longest coastline in Africa at 1,920 km, but has an area of only about 36,000 sq mi."
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Level 53
Dec 2, 2020
No comments yet? Or is this an error?
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Level 53
Dec 5, 2020
Hmmm...must be an error.
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Level 44
Jun 8, 2021
I think its an er _ _ r
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Level 42
Dec 15, 2020
Mrhej’s facts. I’ll try.
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Level 53
Jan 6, 2021
Add this:

When you put the Malay Peninsula into the Google Search Bar, it says "Peninsula in Thailand"

When you put the Armenian Highlands into it, it says "Highland in Turkey"

When you put the Moldova River in, it says "River in Romania" (Although that one actually makes sense)

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Level 53
Jan 6, 2021
Also, when you put in New Guinea, it says "Island in Australia"
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Level 42
Jun 28, 2021
Thailand!
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Level 34
Jan 11, 2021
Why the comments here were deleted?
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Level 34
Jan 11, 2021
Oh, forgot it. Error in loading
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2021
finally found the issue with this, and it's fixed now
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2021
There's some disagreement on the oldest lake. I'm not sure the scientific community has studied this thoroughly enough. I know of several lakes in the Rocky Mountains that are believed to be about 40-50 million years old.

https://www.oldest.org/nature/lakes/

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Level 69
Mar 5, 2021
Yeah, out of the lakes whose age is known, it's the oldest. But I do believe there are some old lakes whose age has yet to be confirmed.
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Level 32
Jun 9, 2021
New York State is home to cities called Amsterdam, Dunkirk , Geneva and Rome. They all have populations of less than 35,000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_New_York

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Level 32
Jul 9, 2021
The time difference between Samoa (the island country) and American Samoa (the U.S. territory) is 24 hours.

So 1 p.m. on a Monday in Samoa is 1 p.m. on a Sunday in American Samoa.

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Level 52
Sep 26, 2021
What happened with the old facts?
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Level 55
Oct 1, 2021
They went on vacation
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Level 70
Oct 8, 2021
#5 is a little misleading in its attempt to make fun of the olden days.

According to the article about it, gangs of youths started knocking hats off people's heads (and beating them if they resisted) before the end of the summer straw hat season, and in many cases this escalated into fights.

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Level 19
Dec 2, 2021
I highly doubt if Gandhi deserves Nobel prize. He's quite controversial and overrated.
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Level 56
Dec 6, 2021
That beard tax could easily fund our schools and infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.
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Level 33
Jan 4, 2022
The late actor Roger Moore who starred as James Bond is listed on google as an italian actress
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Level 33
Jan 4, 2022
bing*
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Level 86
Jan 14, 2022
It says his wife was an Italian actress married to Roger Moore.

Trivial fact: 1 person somewhere in the world today actually used Bing.

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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
All the facts disappeared!
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Level 36
Jan 22, 2022
If all the country flags in the world fought, Angola or Mozambique would win