Fun Facts About the World


Nikita J., Staff Writer

The world is a very interesting place and it is becoming more and more interesting everyday. As each minute passes new things are becoming discovered and we learn more about the world and its complex features. However, there are still a lot of things that we don’t know about the world. Here are some fun facts about the world that you probably never knew before.

  1. The entire world’s population could fit inside Los Angeles
  2. The hottest chili pepper in the world is so hot it could kill you
  3. More people visit France than any other country
  4. The world’s most densely populated island is the size of two soccer fields
  5. The Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds
  6. Indonesia is home to some of the shortest people in the world
  7. The world’s quietest room is located at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington state
  8. There are only three countries in the world that don’t use the metric system
  9. The longest place name on the planet is 85 letters long
  10. Four babies are born every second
  11. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -144 degrees Fahrenheit
  12. There are around 4 quadrillion quadrillion bacteria on Earth
  13. People who are currently alive represent about 7 percent of the total number of people who have ever lived
  14. Only two countries use purple in their national flags
  15. Africa and Asia are home to nearly 90 percent of the world’s rural population
  16. The most expensive coin in the world was sold for more than $7 million
  17. The world’s largest man-made oyster reef was created in Maryland
  18. A record-breaking 92 countries competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics
  19. South Sudan is the youngest country in the world
  20. More than 52 percent of the world’s population is under 30 years old

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