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Did you know... (Archive 2015)

List Dated 2015-12-27

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  • ... that about half of the riders on Pyingshum's metro network use the system for free on special tickets sponsored by the government, e.g. young people and students, the elderly or unemployed?(Snippet provided by user Leowezy.)
  • ... that Jorge Kapanadze drew the first sketch of the famous landmark Torre Kapanadze on the back of an envelope while sitting in a restaurant?(Snippet provided by user Leowezy.)
  • ... that Cuart Rensenbrink, the national hero of Zylanda, was born in 1832 in Rensenbrink?(Snippet provided by user Leowezy.)
  • ... that Karolia has no speed limit on the majority of its motorway network?(Snippet provided by user Sarepava.)
  • ...that Karolia's national football teams (logo pictured) have on their rosters both a pair of identical twins, and a brother and sister?(Snippet provided by user Sarepava.)

List Dated 2015-11-21

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  • ... that the first section of the FLINX highspeed railroad network (logo pictured) in Kalm, from Tarott-Leuden to Rothenstadt, officially opened on June 10, 1984?(Snippet provided by user Luciano.)
  • ... that the world's most populous country, Mazan, features the lowest depression on earth with -805m at Lake Maziul as well as the world's highest mountain Qugmathal with 8059m?(Snippet provided by user Leowezy.)
  • ... that Freedemia actually has a tricameral, or three house legislature?(Snippet provided by user Ernestpcosby.)
  • ... that Meridonia, the world's least populated country, maintains the world's highest GDP (PPP) per capita, due to its large banking and insurance sector?(Snippet provided by user Leowezy.)
  • ... that Pretany, the largest economy on the planet, has a relatively low inequality with a Gini-coefficient of 26.2?(Snippet provided by user Leowezy.)

List Dated 2015-10-18

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  • ... that Midsummer (Keskjaari) in Karolia is considered an occasion to engage in fun and somewhat risqué activities?(Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that the Ardisphere is constitutionally prohibited from maintaining an "adventurist military?"(Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that Oddo Hysenfork (pictured), the prizewinning Zylandian writer, was also a pharmacist?(Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that in Udenarrat, anarchy has now functioned as a reliable form of government for 637 years?(Snippet provided by user Luciano.)
  • ... that the semi-autonomous duchy of Tárrases was founded by a pirate?(Snippet provided by user Luciano.)

List Dated 2015-09-27

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  • ... that in Wiwaxia, men did not gain the right to vote until 1875? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that one of the football teams of Taparello, in Latina, is known as the "Rats?" (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that Khaiwoon's "most famous ambassadors" are a 10-year-old cartoon detective (pictured) and a talking rabbit? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that Aaby in Zylanda is famous for its "Exotikkwarta", the "exotic" neighbourhood with temples of many religions and shops selling world cuisines? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that 100% of the electricity on Nahuwa Atoll is now supplied by solar power? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)

List Dated 2015-09-06

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  • ... that Khaiwoon's national bird, the wepphu (pictured), is closely related to the chicken?(Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that of the 13 teams competing in the Continental Ice Hockey League of Archanta, seven are from Ismikk?(Snippet provided by user Demuth.)
  • ... that Reelandic, the language of Reeland, originated on Ree island as a mixture between the native proto-Ree language and the Gaermanic immigrants' language?(Snippet provided by user Demuth.)
  • ... that Buyambá in the Ardisphere is a functioning native Altazorian religious site, in continuous use for over 700 years?(Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that horse meat is sometimes eaten in Karolia?(Snippet provided by user Isleño.)

List Dated 2015-08-15

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List Dated 2015-08-02

  • ... that the spice market in Fanshawe sells everything from nutmeg to tea, in stalls that have changed little since the market building was erected in 1751? (Snippet provided by user Paxtar.)
  • ... that there has been a settlement at Caerarthen for at least 1,500 years? (Snippet provided by user Paxtar.)

List Dated 2015-07-26

  • ... that the Compagnie Ferroviaire d'Ataraxie (Ingerish: Rail Company of Ataraxia) - COFAX - the national rail system of Ataraxia, operates three high-speed train services: from Ataraxia City's Gare Centrale to Léopoldville and to Oyonnax, as well as from Élisabethville to Landec? (Snippet provided by user Demuth.)
  • ... that the Unified standard dollar (USD), established in 1984 by the World Currency Bank after a resolution of the Assembly of Nations as a global stabilizing currency and standard, is vilified by some as an attempt at creating a "world government"? (Snippet provided by user Demuth.)

List Dated 2015-07-19

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  • ... that Mateaz Nagherulean (pictured), first president (1886-1896) of the Republic of Rogolnika, worked as a printing press operator until he was 21? (Snippet provided by user Demuth.)
  • ... that the Viika chain of tea houses in Karolia employs over 50,000 staff nationally, as well as operating branches overseas, including in the Ardisphere, Mecyna and Pretany? (Snippet provided by user Demuth.)

List Dated 2015-07-12

  • ... that Palace Park in Paxtar features daily tours of the palace, a large art and artifact collection, frequent open-air concerts, and nightly fireworks during the summer months? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that the popular Parque Helios entertainment resort and theme park in Santa María del Mar, Vega was also site of the Expo '04 World's Fair? (Snippet provided by user Demuth.)

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List Dated 2015-06-28

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  • ... that the Kojoshi alphabet was adopted in 1751? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)
  • ... that the Felis zylandian (pictured) Plattlandkatt (flatlandcat) of Zylanda hunts in groups, like lions? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)

List Dated 2015-06-21

  • ... that Chastechek became a republic just 2 months ago? (Snippet provided by user Zniwek.)
  • ... that Zylanda's capital, Elegantia, was so named by King Gerald I "to make an elegant city out of a dirty pigpool"? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)

List Dated 2015-06-14

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  • ...that over 1 million Jørpen Island grey geese - Anser joerpical - (pictured) have been banded at the bird watching station at Øssenwatt Nature Reserve in the Jørpen Islands? (Snippet provided by user Demuth.)
  • ... that hikers can explore the ruins of numerous historical walls and fortresses along the Wiwax-Padjadjaran Border Trail? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)

List Dated 2015-05-17

  • ... that though the soft drink brand Water met een Kleurtje originated and is produced in Forrintia, it is relatively unpopular in its home market, selling only a little less than 4 percent of total production there; rather Naobania is the biggest consumer of the drink? (Snippet provided by user Demuth.)
  • ... that the language of Vařenan, a close relative of Řotsnan language, has fewer than 50 speakers remaining? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)

List Dated 2015-05-10

  • ... that in Freedemia, there is one party that funds all 50 presidential candidates' campaigns, and that 1st place means president and 2nd place means vice president? (Snippet provided by user Ernestpcosby.)
  • ... that the President of Chastechek is chosen by voting of National Assembly, which consists of all current town and city mayors? (Snippet provided by user Zniwek.)

List Dated 2015-05-03

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  • ... that, while Queen Eglantine I (pictured) of Wiwaxia successfully secured many treaties in several countries at Western Uletha, she failed to secure a treaty with the Great Sultan of the neighboring Padjadjaran, and was instead forced to secure her nation's borders against the marauding Padjadjaran mercenaries? (Snippet provided by user Boge.)
  • ... that only two of the three professional football teams in Meridonia can play at home on any one day, due to there being only two pitches in the country that meet the standards for professional fixtures? (Snippet provided by user Sarepava.)

List Dated 2015-04-26

  • ... that Principado de Vega is the first country to see the sun every day, since it is located in the easternmost part of the world? (Snippet provided by user Boge.)
  • ... that Nordurland does not have a military force that protects the country as a whole, but instead the police forces are assigned in border patrol and national security of that country? (Snippet provided by user Boge.)

List Dated 2015-04-19

  • ... that at least two murders are likely to happen on any given day in Avewood's Umuofia district? (Snippet provided by user tom_m7.)
  • ... that the Bay of Forrintia is famous for the abundance of cetaceans in its waters and is one of the two places where the Astrasian Grey Whale, has been observed relatively frequently? (Snippet provided by user TRJ.)

List Dated 2015-04-12

  • ... that Quichago (pictured) was an Altazorian chieftan who led a rebellion against the Castellanese colonists in the Ardisphere for more than 10 years before he was executed in 1582? (Snippet provided by user Luciano.)
  • ... that the Citizens' Assembly of Paxtar is selected by lottery rather than election? The Assembly consists of 168 citizens, who serve terms of four years. All citizens between the ages of 25 and 80, who are mentally competent, and have not committed major crimes, are required to take part in the lottery. (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)

List Dated 2015-04-05

  • ... that the name Framthish, a language of Bayland, comes originally from the Bayese word for foreigner? (Snippet provided by user Demuth.)
  • ... that Chastechek is the first and main exporter of cookies in the OGF World? Your favorite local bakery probably has licensed Chastechek cookies in their offer! (Snippet provided by user Zniwek.)

List Dated 2015-03-28

List Dated 2015-03-22

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  • ... that a popular urban myth in Säntjana describes how a secret door from the Karolian parliament building to the platform of the adjacent metro station was built in case politicians arrived late? (Snippet provided by user Sarepava.)
  • ... that Elvira Ordon-Grabb (pictured) was standing before a firing squad for "war crimes" when word of a general amnesty reached her would-be executioners, saving her life? (Snippet provided by user Isleño.)

List Dated 2015-03-14

  • ... that the family Du Bois in Latina always has 10.000.000 Pounds cash in safe in the cellar of the old palace? (Snippet provided by user Histor.)
  • ... that the Dagelandic Kegel is one of the most difficult currencies to use, due to its complicated system of subunits, and can be written in 3 different formats? (Snippet provided by user Boge.)

List Dated 2015-03-07

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List Dated 2015-02-28

  • ... that the Ismikk soccer team Palmerston City FC was founded in 1961 under the name Colne & Fosse Football Club? (Snippet provided by user Luciano.)
  • ... that there are more sheep than humans in the country of Woolonia? (Snippet provided by user Luciano.)

List Dated 2015-02-22

  • ... that the leader of Tamarindia, Chu Mango, had an attempt on his life made in 1985? (Snippet provided by user Luciano.)

List Dated 2015-02-20

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