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  • St. Patrick's REAL name was actually Maewyn Succat.
  • Eggplants contain nicotine.
  • There are about 169 volcanoes in the United States that scientists consider active. Most of them are located in Alaska.
  • Several buildings in New York City have their own zip code.
  • Lebanon is the only state in the Middle East where there is no desert.
  • Hulunbuir, China is the largest city by surface area measuring over 102,000 sq. mi.
  • Vatican City, Lesotho and San Marino are the only countries completely surrounded by one other country.
  • The seven largest countries (Russia, Canada, USA, China, Australia, Brazil and Argentina) take up half of Earth's territory.
  • The Republic of Naura is the only country without a capital.
  • The Trans-Siberian railway crosses approximately 3,901 bridges.

 

            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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