This week: Sand monkeys, hyperinflation, cannibalism, lightning, tunnel networks, and the worshipping of the Duke of Edinburgh. Continue reading “Country Facts #10:Turkmenistan to Zimbabwe”
This week: Batman, Siamese twins, super-hot peppers, heavy metal addictions, women’s suffrage, a king who really likes cows, and jump for God’s sake! Continue reading “Country Facts #9: South Sudan to Turkey”
This week: fasting astronauts, executions, female politicians, pirates, chimpanzees, dodgy elections, football riots, caning, and car mounted flamethrowers. Continue reading “Country Facts #8: Qatar to South Korea”
This week: soft drink incompetence, lonely trees, drunken politicians, heavy metal, submerged waterfalls, murderous princes, and a man named Bright Dike. Continue reading “Country Facts #7: Namibia to Portugal”
This week: substance misuse, unusual monarchies, shipwrecks, mistreated islanders, strange borders, and burgers made from flies. Continue reading “Country Facts #6: Luxembourg to Myanmar”
This week: Celebratory gunfire, Tony Blair, secret vodka pipes, the Mafia, reggae music, nuclear bombs, and fighting TV pundits. Continue reading “Country Facts #5: Israel to Lithuania”
This week: UFO sightings, unfortunate rabbits, time travel, suicidal cults, sinkholes, toxic sludge, and Wyclef Jean.
This week: Limbless swimmers, assassination attempts, ice roads, anti semitism, abandoned towns, giant rats- and a foot powder that won a mayoral election.
This week: gigantic rivers, luxury car collections, eccentric African dictators, environmental disasters, aircraft hijackings, aphrodisiacs, and Colombian drug lords. Continue reading “Country Facts #2: Bolivia to Costa Rica”
I like the world. I think it’s a pretty interesting place. Being a geography graduate, and generally a bit of an obsessive when it comes to learning about the planet, I’ve read rather a lot about all sorts of weird and wonderful places over the years. And it got me thinking: could I catalogue an interesting fact, stat or random anecdote about every country on earth?