While the U.S. has over 19,000 airports, Belize has 43 – only 5 of which are paved.
Over 40% of Belize is under archaeological protection due to the extensive Maya sites found there.
The country of Belize could fit inside the state of New Hampshire – it's less than 9,000 square miles.
According to legend, the man who re-designed the famous astronomical clock in Prague's Old Town Square was blinded soon after the completion of his masterpiece by the same men who commissioned the clock so that a duplicate could never be made.
The Charles Bridge was built starting in the year 1357 on the 9th day of the 7th month at exactly 5:31 A.M. because the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the 4th was a strong believer in the power of numerology.
The subject of a popular Christmas Carol, "Good King Wenceslas" was a real historical figure in Prague. He was a 10th century Duke of Bohemia, well known for his good deed. Today he is buried at Prague Castle.
Princess Libuse, the mythical mother of Prague, was said to bathe with her lovers inside a tower in Vysehrad Castle before throwing them down to their deaths in the river below.
There are no snakes in Ireland – aside from those in zoos or as pets. In fact, the newt is Ireland's only indigenous reptile.
The Irish tricolor flag was designed to reflect the country's political realities. Orange stands for Irish Protestants, green for Irish Catholics and the white stripe for the hope that peace might eventually be reached between them.
Montgomery Street in Dublin was once the largest red light district in Europe, with over 1600 prostitutes plying their trade
The term "hillbilly" comes from Ireland. In the 1600s, southern Irish Catholics started calling Protestant supporters of King William "hillbillies," or "billyboys." Americans adopted the term for the northern Irish immigrants.
Sumo is one of the few remaining sports where women may not take part in anyway.
There are more than 5 million vending machines in Japan, selling everything from wine and eggs to phone cards and video cassettes.
70 million newspapers are purchased every day in Japan. That's 16 million more copies than are sold daily in the U.S.
The number four is superstitious in Japan because it's pronounced the same way as the Japanese word for death.
By October, 1967 the U.S. military had built more than 40 ice cream planets in Vietnam in an effort to make the troops feel more at home.
The Ho Chi Minh Trail is a concept, not a road. The vast network spreads across hundreds of miles of terrain in both Vietnam and Laos.
Vietnam is only 25 miles wide at its narrowest point – more than half as narrow as New Jersey.
Vietnam is the second largest exporter of coffee in the world.
For thousands of years, Jewish temples were built facing west, in order to pray towards the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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