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Because humans have almost never gone there for 60 years, the Korean DMZ has become a refuge for several endangered species such as Siberian tigers and red crowned cranes.
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From the 700s to the 1200s, Baghdad was an Intellectual Center unrivaled in the world. It's House of Wisdom studied mathematics, astronomy, medicine, alchemy and chemistry, zoology, and geography.
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Islam laid out rules of war which prohibited Muslim Soldiers from looting, using fire-based weapons, killing wounded enemies, killing civilians, or mutilating dead bodies (among other things).

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Denmark and Sweden have the world record of most wars fought against each other

In WW2 Denmark surrender to the Nazis, and was told that they couldn't raise the Danish flag so put the flag on christmas trees

In Copenhagen there is a bigger chance to get hit by a bike than a car.

In the State of Louisiana, private law is based on French and Spanish law, not American common law.

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In New Zealand's 2001 Census, more than 53,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi", in effect becoming the third largest religion in the country.

In 1870, Spain brought in the Italian Amadeo I to become the new king of Spain, but he abdicated in 1873, proclaiming the Spanish people to be "ungovernable"

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It is estimated that anywhere from 867,829 to 1,011,687 british people died in WWI. Another 450,900 died in WWII.

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During the Viking Age, the most common targets of Viking Raids were Christian Monasteries. The reason is that they were both very wealthy and lightly defended.

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Denmark has the oldest flag in the world, that still is being used.

The Jehovah's Witness song 'Forward, You Witnesses!' was written in a Nazi Concentration Camp by Erich Frost to help up lift the spirits of fellow inmate witnesses

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Finland ("the land of a thousand lakes") actually have about 187,888 and is often considered the country in Europe with the most. But Norway have 450,000 lakes, more than twice as many as Finland.

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On Youtube there is a show called Death Battle that analyzes two or more fictional characters (and somtimes real people), shows them fighting and then tells you who would win and why. It began in 2010

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Sequential Hermaphrodites: Species with the ability to change gender and are commonly found among Fish, Gastropds, Reptiles & Amphibians. There is no official explanation for how they got this ability

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According to Friedrich Nietzsche, Science has become the new religion for many people which he states is dangerous because it means "Man has become the servant of knowledge"

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Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas/Halloween/Birthdays/etc, because they have pagan roots. They do have a holiday though, a yearly memorial for Jesus held not to long before Easter

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Canada has the worlds longest coastline. It is 202,080 Km long.

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There is a city just Southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska called "North Pole", and alot of people send Christmas Preasents there so it says "From: North Pole"

There are more than 7000 pubs in London, enough to visit a different one every night for two decades

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"La Marseillaise," the French national anthem, ripped off the last half of "The Two Grenadiers," which was, ironically enough, not written by a French composer, but rather a German one.

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Finland is called ''the land of a thousand lak es,'' but have actually about 187,888 and is often considered the country in Europe with the most lakes. But Norway have more than twice as many lakes as

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Disney has been at the forefront for the last few extensions made to time before an ittelectual property can enter the Public Domain

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Both Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses are World-Renouned for their Door-to-Door preaching, dispite this, they don't have that much in common Theologically

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Jehovah's Witnesses are officailly the MOST PERSECUTED Christian Faith

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Pasteurization was invented by Louis Pasteur in 1864 as a means of killing the bacteria in milk to make dairy products safer to consume.

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