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I haven't slept yet and its 5:00 AM here, so I may as well have some fun here.

1. Ethiopia and Liberia are the only 2 African Nations not colonized by Europeans. They are known as Abyssinia.

2. The highest temperature ever recorded was 56 degrees celcius in Death Valley of California. Despite the fact that El Azizia in Libya had recorded 58 a century before-hand, the Guiness World Book of Records disqualified them due to "inaccuracies in the score".

3. On the contrary, Omyakyon and Verkhoyansk are known as the 2 coldest cities on earth. Both located in the Sakha republic in eastern Russia.

4. Alert is the most northern settlement on earth, but that is said loosely because it only has a population of 62 people

5. The Pitcairn Islands government will give you your plot of land and allow you to build a house should you choose to move there. This is likely to try and attract interest for a very lowly populated settlement which is sometimes considered its own country.

6. Nunavut would be the 15th largest country in the world if it was its own nation

7. On that note, if Nunavut was its own country, it would have the second highest suicide rate in the world. 1 in every 9 teens commit suicide.

8. While Inuktut is not an official language in Canada, it is the most spoken in the territory of Nunavut, most likely due to the high indigenous population ranging over 85% of Nunavut's population.

9. Somalia's first ever ATM machine was introduced as recently as 2014

10. The most densely populated country in the world is Monaco. It has a population of 37,000 within 2.0 kilometres.

11. The least densely populated area in the world is Greenland, which has 56,000 people within 830,000 square miles. However, the least densely populated country since Greenland is technically not independent, is Mongolia who have 1.9 people per square kilometre.

12. The safest country in the world is Finland according to the WEF. 

13. In the WEF ranking, the top 10 contains 4 European nations (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Swizterland), 5 from Asia (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Oman) and 1 from Africa (Rwanda)

14. The highest ranked nation in the HDI (Human Development Index) is Norway, while the lowest is the Central African Republic.

15. Every continent in the world except for Africa has a nation ranked in the "very high development" tier of the HDI. The highest ranked African nation are the Seychelles at 63.

16. The deadliest war since the start of the 20th century not counting the 2 World Wars, has been the Chinese civil war. The death toll measured an estimate of between 8 million and 11 million.

17. The highest permanent settlement in the world is La Rinconada located in Puno, Peru. It is 5100 metres high and has a population of 50,000 people.

18. The largest country on earth is Russia at 17 million KM's

19. Meanwhile, the smallest country is the Vatican City, not even being a kilometre big!

20. There are only 22 countries the British have not invaded. Andorra, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Kyrgystan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the Vatican City.

21. The furthest time zone is based on the islands of Kiribati, who's furthest time zone is UTC +14

22. On that note, Hawaii have the same time zone, but are an entire day behind. This was due to Kiribati having 2 time zones on the opposite side of the international date line, which made it hard for working. They switched the international date line so all of Kiribati is in the same day, but the line is no longer straight.

23. Nepal is the only country in the world to use their time zone to the nearest quarter hour. The whole country is at UTC +5:45

24. Nepal are also the only country to use a triangular flag instead of a square/rectangle

25. New Zealand's Chatham islands also use the quarter time zones, but this does not go for the whole country.

26. Iran, Myanmar, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, India and Afghanistan are the only 6 countries that use half hour time zones. However, parts of Canada, Australia and French Polynesia also use it.

27. Despite being a huge country, China uses the same time zone across the entire nation. This means the sun could go up in Tibet as late as 10:30 AM.

28. After football, the most popular sport in the world is cricket

29. Once upon a time, there was a man who thought he was living in Belgium. Due to the complex borders of Benelux, when they were drawn it appears he was actually living in the Netherlands due to where his front door was placed. Instead of changing nations and having to go through a process, he moved his front door to the other side of the border.

30. India and Bangladesh were the only 2 countries to have a third order enclave. This meant that part of India that was in Bangladesh had another enclave which meant a part of India was inside Bangladesh and locked away from India or the Ocean. 

31. The 2 countries sorted this issue in 2015 due to a large population within those borders being without life necessities. The borders are now completely normal and the only 2 examples of an enclave within an enclave regarding borders are Belgium and the Netherlands, and Oman and United Arab Emirates.

32. The deadliest natural disaster in recorded history were the 1931 China Floods, which killed almost up to 4 million people.

33. The costliest natural disaster was the Japan Tsunami of 2011, resulting in $360 billion USD.

34. The Hippo is the animal responsible for most deaths in Africa, despite not being the most well known in the continent.

35. Lions can also be found in Asia, but there are only 600 Asiatic lions left, all found in the Gir Forest of India.

36. While there are Elephant rides in some nations in Asia, in Africa, the Elephants are considered much more dangerous and unpredictable.

37. George Weah is the president of Liberia

38. Roman Abramovich is the former governer of the Russian Federal State of Chukotka, located in the north east of the country.

39. Between the border of Egypt and Sudan, there is a piece of land called Bir Tawil, which is unclaimed by neither country, or anyone else.

40. Tatooine from Star Wars got its name from Tatouine in Tunisia, which is where the desert planet was filmed.

41. The Worlds most southern settlement is Puerto Williams based in Chile

42. Emilio Marcos Palma was the first person to ever be born in Antartica. He was born on January 7th, 1978.

43. Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world, nearly 2500 KM's from the nearest continent. 

44. Metallica have performed in Antartica in front of 120 people in 2009.

45. Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish official speaking country in Africa.

46. Due to global warming, it is said the islands of Kiribati will disappear in 30-50 years.

47. The first international football game was between England and Scotland and was held in 1872. The game ended 0-0.

48. The first ever video game was a debate between Pong and Odyssey - although there were experiments in the 1940's, it wasn't until these 2 hit the scene where they became more public.

49. Uruguay has the lowest population in South America being around 3 million, which is lower than metropolitan Lima, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Caracas.

50. TF365 first launched in February 2017

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Hope you all enjoy this. I may have gotten a few wrong, but they are from my memory of watching videos and even rewatched some of them to write this. Just a bit of fun I decided to have,

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@SirBalon talks in his sleep because he doesn't have enough time to say everything he wants in the day

@Happy Blue is actually a man utd supporter taking the piss out of whay a city fan would be like if they were good

 

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Sometimes i wet my bed 

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3 hours ago, Blue said:

I haven't slept yet and its 5:00 AM here, so I may as well have some fun here.

1. Ethiopia and Liberia are the only 2 African Nations not colonized by Europeans. They are known as Abyssinia.

2. The highest temperature ever recorded was 56 degrees celcius in Death Valley of California. Despite the fact that El Azizia in Libya had recorded 58 a century before-hand, the Guiness World Book of Records disqualified them due to "inaccuracies in the score".

3. On the contrary, Omyakyon and Verkhoyansk are known as the 2 coldest cities on earth. Both located in the Sakha republic in eastern Russia.

4. Alert is the most northern settlement on earth, but that is said loosely because it only has a population of 62 people

5. The Pitcairn Islands government will give you your plot of land and allow you to build a house should you choose to move there. This is likely to try and attract interest for a very lowly populated settlement which is sometimes considered its own country.

6. Nunavut would be the 15th largest country in the world if it was its own nation

7. On that note, if Nunavut was its own country, it would have the second highest suicide rate in the world. 1 in every 9 teens commit suicide.

8. While Inuktut is not an official language in Canada, it is the most spoken in the territory of Nunavut, most likely due to the high indigenous population ranging over 85% of Nunavut's population.

9. Somalia's first ever ATM machine was introduced as recently as 2014

10. The most densely populated country in the world is Monaco. It has a population of 37,000 within 2.0 kilometres.

11. The least densely populated area in the world is Greenland, which has 56,000 people within 830,000 square miles. However, the least densely populated country since Greenland is technically not independent, is Mongolia who have 1.9 people per square kilometre.

12. The safest country in the world is Finland according to the WEF. 

13. In the WEF ranking, the top 10 contains 4 European nations (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Swizterland), 5 from Asia (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Oman) and 1 from Africa (Rwanda)

14. The highest ranked nation in the HDI (Human Development Index) is Norway, while the lowest is the Central African Republic.

15. Every continent in the world except for Africa has a nation ranked in the "very high development" tier of the HDI. The highest ranked African nation are the Seychelles at 63.

16. The deadliest war since the start of the 20th century not counting the 2 World Wars, has been the Chinese civil war. The death toll measured an estimate of between 8 million and 11 million.

17. The highest permanent settlement in the world is La Rinconada located in Puno, Peru. It is 5100 metres high and has a population of 50,000 people.

18. The largest country on earth is Russia at 17 million KM's

19. Meanwhile, the smallest country is the Vatican City, not even being a kilometre big!

20. There are only 22 countries the British have not invaded. Andorra, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Kyrgystan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Mali, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the Vatican City.

21. The furthest time zone is based on the islands of Kiribati, who's furthest time zone is UTC +14

22. On that note, Hawaii have the same time zone, but are an entire day behind. This was due to Kiribati having 2 time zones on the opposite side of the international date line, which made it hard for working. They switched the international date line so all of Kiribati is in the same day, but the line is no longer straight.

23. Nepal is the only country in the world to use their time zone to the nearest quarter hour. The whole country is at UTC +5:45

24. Nepal are also the only country to use a triangular flag instead of a square/rectangle

25. New Zealand's Chatham islands also use the quarter time zones, but this does not go for the whole country.

26. Iran, Myanmar, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, India and Afghanistan are the only 6 countries that use half hour time zones. However, parts of Canada, Australia and French Polynesia also use it.

27. Despite being a huge country, China uses the same time zone across the entire nation. This means the sun could go up in Tibet as late as 10:30 AM.

28. After football, the most popular sport in the world is cricket

29. Once upon a time, there was a man who thought he was living in Belgium. Due to the complex borders of Benelux, when they were drawn it appears he was actually living in the Netherlands due to where his front door was placed. Instead of changing nations and having to go through a process, he moved his front door to the other side of the border.

30. India and Bangladesh were the only 2 countries to have a third order enclave. This meant that part of India that was in Bangladesh had another enclave which meant a part of India was inside Bangladesh and locked away from India or the Ocean. 

31. The 2 countries sorted this issue in 2015 due to a large population within those borders being without life necessities. The borders are now completely normal and the only 2 examples of an enclave within an enclave regarding borders are Belgium and the Netherlands, and Oman and United Arab Emirates.

32. The deadliest natural disaster in recorded history were the 1931 China Floods, which killed almost up to 4 million people.

33. The costliest natural disaster was the Japan Tsunami of 2011, resulting in $360 billion USD.

34. The Hippo is the animal responsible for most deaths in Africa, despite not being the most well known in the continent.

35. Lions can also be found in Asia, but there are only 600 Asiatic lions left, all found in the Gir Forest of India.

36. While there are Elephant rides in some nations in Asia, in Africa, the Elephants are considered much more dangerous and unpredictable.

37. George Weah is the president of Liberia

38. Roman Abramovich is the former governer of the Russian Federal State of Chukotka, located in the north east of the country.

39. Between the border of Egypt and Sudan, there is a piece of land called Bir Tawil, which is unclaimed by neither country, or anyone else.

40. Tatooine from Star Wars got its name from Tatouine in Tunisia, which is where the desert planet was filmed.

41. The Worlds most southern settlement is Puerto Williams based in Chile

42. Emilio Marcos Palma was the first person to ever be born in Antartica. He was born on January 7th, 1978.

43. Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world, nearly 2500 KM's from the nearest continent. 

44. Metallica have performed in Antartica in front of 120 people in 2009.

45. Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish official speaking country in Africa.

46. Due to global warming, it is said the islands of Kiribati will disappear in 30-50 years.

47. The first international football game was between England and Scotland and was held in 1872. The game ended 0-0.

48. The first ever video game was a debate between Pong and Odyssey - although there were experiments in the 1940's, it wasn't until these 2 hit the scene where they became more public.

49. Uruguay has the lowest population in South America being around 3 million, which is lower than metropolitan Lima, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Caracas.

50. TF365 first launched in February 2017

You forgot Buenos Aires metropolitan area in 49 which is more populated than all those except for Sao Paulo at almost 15M, and 18,5M if you count the whole province of Buenos Aires + Capital Federal. Also forgot Argentina as the biggest Spanish-speaking country. I feel that car crash must have left it's sequels. :ay:

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Number 13 simply cannot be correct if it’s talking about safety? 

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3 minutes ago, Toinho said:

Number 13 simply cannot be correct if it’s talking about safety? 

Incredibly it is. What a retarded economic study. 

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6 minutes ago, Harvsky said:

Stopped reading after number 1 as I'm sure that's not true. Abyssina was a colony of Italy before the 2nd world war was it not?

It was occupied by Mussolini, but not "colonized".

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13 hours ago, Toinho said:

Also wasn’t TF365 March? 

yep. i find it quite insulting that this was incorrect.

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4 hours ago, Stan said:

yep. i find it quite insulting that this was incorrect.

I thought that was when Rab initiated it? February I mean

Anyways I did this with a lot of care for you all and I mentioned some could have been inaccurate, but choose to like it or not your own way :) 

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it's just not on, @Blue

Consider this a warning for disrespect to the site.

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