» Canada is an Indian word meaning "village of huts." When the first explorers of Canada asked the Indians what the land was called, the Indians thought they were being asked the name of their village, which was "Kanata." The name stuck.
» The first McDonald's restaurant in Canada was in Richmond, British Columbia.
» In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows.
» There are more donut shops in Canada per capita than any other country.
» 0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a Moose.
» In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
» In Quebec, there is an old law that states margarine must be a different color than butter.
» The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.
» Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
» More than 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholic.
» Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean to have a railroad.
» Jamaica has the most churches per square mile than any other country in the world.
» Jamaica was the first country from the English speaking Caribbean to qualify for the Football World Cup.
» Bolivia has two capitals.
» The angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.
» Canada is the only country not to win a gold medal in the summer Olympic games while hosting the event.
» The Amazon is the world's largest river, 3,890 miles (6,259 km) long.
» The town of Calma, Chile in the Atacama Desert has never had rain.
» A single sausage measuring 5,917 feet (1,804 m) in length was cooked in Barcelona, Spain on September 22, 1986.
» There is a church in Spain that allows worshippers to make donations via a credit card terminal.
» The people of France eat more cheese than any other country in the world.
» There's a place called "Y" in France.
» King Louis XIX ruled France for 15 minutes.
» The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.
» The Eiffel tower in France varies in height depending on the temperature, Sometimes by as much as six inches.
» Greece's national anthem has 158 verses.
» In ancient Greece "idiot" meant a private citizen or layman.
» Bulgarians are known to be the biggest yogurt eaters in the world.
» Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer per male in the world.
» A Czech man, Jan Honza Zampa, holds the record for drinking one liter of beer in 4.11 seconds.
» A national campaign against swearing has started in Holland. Railway stations have started to display signs that say, "Missed your train? Cursing doesn't help!"
» Netherlands is the only country with a national dog.
» When we think of Big Ben in London, we think of the clock. Actually, it's the bell.
» King George I of England could not speak English; he was born and raised in Germany. He let his ministers run the country to get around this problem.
» The Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced in England in 1965.
» Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms.
» In ancient Scotland, every leap year maidens were allowed to ask a man to be her husband, refusal cost him a pound.
» Icelandic phone books sometimes contain people's occupations as well as their name. This is because so many people have the same name.
» Icelanders consume more Coca-Cola per Capita than any other nation.
» Until 1997, there were more pigs than people in Denmark.
» Sweden has the lowest birth rate (1 in 100).
» There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.
» Sweden has the least number of murders annually.
» Until 1965, driving in Sweden was done on the left-hand side of the road. The conversion was done on a weekday at 5:00 p.m. This was supposed to prevent people from waking up in the morning and forgetting which side of the road to drive on.
» Donald Duck Comics were once banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.