The first city in the world to have a population of more than one million was Rome.
In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
According to a Japanese legend, the crane lives for a thousand years, and a sick person who folds 1,000 origami cranes will become well again.
The Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) may be a small bird, but it undertakes the world's longest migration each year when it travels almost from pole to pole. After breeding in the Arctic Circle, these birds migrate during the Northern Hemisphere winter to the border of the Antarctic ice pack. The roundtrip migration is almost equal to flying all the way around the earth -- totaling approximately 21,750 miles (35,000 kilometers).
Between 1900 and 1920, Tug of War was an Olympic event.
Alaska is so big you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.
|Whoa. That's pretty big.|