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Posted on Apr 3, 2015 |

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Bulgaria- The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Bulgaria- The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

Since 681 AD, Bulgaria has not changed its name since it was firts established making it the oldest country in Europe that is still keeping its original name. The capital of Bulgaria – Sofia – was founded back in 7,000 years ago and it’s considered as the second oldest city in the continent. As unique as it sounds, one of the fascinating, fun, unknown facts about Bulgaria is the fact that shaking head actually means “Yes” and nod means “No.” Yes, that’s weird huh? Another essentric fact about Bulgarians is that they really love yoghurt, claiming that the food makes them live very long. Thansk to the presence of the very unique Lactobaccilus Bulgaricus bacteria in the yoghurt which can only be found in the country’s territory.   The biggest winemakers in the world is none other than Bulgaria with 200,000 tonnes of it per year. And the popular drink, Mastika, which is made with tree rason has an average price of 64p per lager. Solid historical evidence stated...

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Posted on Mar 27, 2015 |

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Australia- The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Australia- The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

Having the only nation-continent in the world with around 20 million people, Australia also boast its largest population of the Greek in Melbourne, Victoria; second to Athens in Greece. 2.In Australia, the people have different nicknames such as “cockroaches” for the New South Wales people, and those from Western Australia are called as “sand gropers” and “banana benders” is a common nickname for Australians from Queensland. A redhead in Australia is called as “Bluey”.   The country-continent is famously known for its diversity. Including 45 indigenous languages, there are more than 200 different dialects and languages are spoken among the people with the most common non-English languages to be spoken are Mandarin, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Arabic and Vietnamese! What a wonderful place it is. However, according to history, there are more than 350 languages spoken by Aborigines before British settlement. Do you want to know more about the animal kingdom in Australia? Well, 17 out of 26 the world’s most venomous snakes can be found in Australia. Other than...

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Posted on Mar 20, 2015 |

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Brazil – The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Brazil – The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

Who knew, when we started the Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts series that it would become something so fun, so easy-to-gain-snippets-of-wisdom-around-the-world sort of thing. Well, actually, as much as I’d like to think that we brought this out of the world, life-changing new thing to the net; the one and only article that for whatever odd and magical reason remains of the most (if not the absolutely most popular of all time) article on The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog is the Fun, Fascinating, Unknown Facts about Ireland. Not sure why the world is googling Ireland Fun Facts but weekly we get tons of new hits from this one. And so, we decided to bring many more fun facts articles out to keep bringing fun and knowledge out there- otherwise, if you’re not into our endless emotional drama nor desire to learn anything about the world, what’s the point? 🙂   One of my all-time favorites in the series is the Korea one, featuring fan death! (I know!) This one...

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