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Fun Fact Friday- How much do you know about the world?

Written on : 08 November 2019
By : Colombe Taddei

Villanovo has travelled the globe and made a list of fun facts about travelling around the world that we bet you didn’t know about, time to expand your worldly knowledge!

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  1. Around 64,640 selfies are taken every minute around the world
  2. France covers more time zones than any country on the planet
  3. The country in the world with the most islands is Finland- 180 000
  4. Ibiza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  5. The jet lag feeling is worse if you are travelling from West to East
  6. One third of the world’s airports are situated in the United States
  7. The shortest ever recorded flight, which is 15 minutes, is from two islands in the Carribean, St Martin and Anguilla
  8. Russia is larger than the planet Pluto
  9. The first people to inhabit Mauritius were Arabs
  10. Saudi Arabia does not have any rivers
  11. Portugal is the largest cork producer
  12. 90% of meteorites are found in Antarctica
  13. Vatican City in Rome is the smallest country in the world
  14. It has been proven that extrovert personalities are more likely to pick beach holidays, while introverts prefer the mountains
  15. Spanish has been voted the happiest language in the world
  16. In Morocco goats climb trees to feed themselves
  17. 90% of the world population lives in the northern hemisphere
  18. Only 29% of Americans have been abroad
  19. France is the most visited country in the world
  20. The largest hotel is in Malaysia
  21. Paris, Venice and Florence are the most romantic cities
  22. The Louvre museum is the most visited museum in the world
  23. The longest flight is from Saudi Arabia to Los Angeles- 17 hours
  24. The most visited city in the world is Bangkok
  25. Mauritius is the only African country to have a Hindu majority
  26. The world’s most expensive restaurant is in Ibiza- 1500 euros per head
  27. Portugal is the oldest country in Europe
  28. Europe’s three active volcanoes are all located in Italy
  29. It is not possible to buy Coca-Cola in Korea and Cuba
  30. The entire world population could fit in Los Angeles

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