There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin , Ireland ;
More Italians in New York City than in Rome , Italy ;
And more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv , Israel .
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘ Big Village’.
Country for Rent: In 1949, Hollywood movie producer Darryl Zanuck rented an entire country as the backdrop for his movie, “The Price of Foxes.” The country was San Marino, a 24-square mile section of landlocked terrain, completely surrounded by Italy.
Expanding Eye: A change in the lighting isn’t the only thing that makes a person’s pupils change in size. When people look at something pleasing to them, their pupils can expand up to 45 percent.
Extraordinary Vegetable: Rhubarb is one of the first vegetables to burst from the ground in spring. The stalk is ninety-five percent water, rich in vitamin C, and some studies have shown it may even fight cancer.
Interesting Origins: When a new bride is carried over the threshold by her husband, it’s actually a re-enactment of a 2,000-year-old kidnapping practice. When German Goths ran out of local women to marry, they’d raid neighbouring communities and carry home a new bride.
Small But Mighty: An ant may be tiny, but it’s extremely strong. It can lift 50 times and pull 30 times its own weight.