This world never ceases to amaze.
Of course, between countries far more similarities than differences. However, these differences are of particular interest because they are fucking weird.
Each country is unique, and there is nothing sensational. However, sometimes the nearest neighbors differ absolutely amazing. Of course, have more in similarities than differences. However, these differences are of particular interest because they are fucking weird. Here are a few examples.
Only one in eight residents of Qatar was born in this country.
The population of this small state in the Persian Gulf is only 1.7 million people, but migrant workers from South Asia, the number eight times larger than the indigenous population. This is the highest percentage of migration in the world.
In Portugal the law provides for penalties for owners of restaurants, which are not included in their menu of vegan dishes.
In 2017, this country became the first in the world where all catering establishments, including schools, hospitals and prisons, are expressly directed and required to include in their menus dishes for vegans. Ethicals after 2016, the government received a petition from the population, signed on 15 thousand people.
India is the last country in the world where lions and tigers still live in the wild.
Prior to the beginning of the twentieth century, lions and tigers could be found in Turkey, Iran and Mesopotamia. However, their habitat has been gradually destroyed, and in addition, hunting of these animals has become a sport for the elite, and after some time the Indian subcontinent was the last place on earth where the two largest species of cat exist in the natural environment.
Today, Ireland is home to less people than in the nineteenth century.
The population of this country reached its peak, eight million people in sorokotyagi of the nineteenth century, after which famine and mass migration has led to the fact that she had lost almost forty percent of its residents less than forty years.Today the island is home to only about five million people, although some regions in Italy and Spain, facing similar problems in those same years, restored a population of less than one century.
Kiribati is the only country on the planet, located in all four hemispheres.
This small state in Micronesia is located on both sides of the equator and the 180th Meridian, therefore, its territory is partially located in the southern, Northern, Western and Eastern hemispheres.This fact allowed the government of Kiribati to establish a particular time zone of UTC + 14. This means that a new day always comes earlier here than on Earth.
The Ethiopian calendar lags behind accepted worldwide for seven years.
This unusual calendar was set by the Orthodox and Coptic churches based on their own calculation of the date of the Nativity. In the Ethiopian calendar has 12 months with a duration of 30 days and one to five days (in leap years six). In this system, the year begins in September, 11 or 12 according to the Gregorian calendar.
In Finland, fathers spend with their children longer than mothers.
This was the result of state policy, which highly encourages the participation of the father in the upbringing that is considered critical for the proper development of the child. Leave to care for a child for men can last for nine weeks and paid $ 70 percent of average earnings. This has made Finland the first country where fathers are taking a bigger part in childcare.
Sixty percent of women prisoners in the Central African Republic serving time on charges that they are witches.
In addition, about forty percent of all criminal cases in the country are somehow connected with witchcraft and magic, which is the most common type of crime. There is nothing like this in any other country in the world.
India-Pakistan land border at night you can see from space.
The border between the warring countries in the Thar desert can be seen from low earth orbit due to the lit border fence and systems of signal lighting equipment stretching over 1,600 kilometers. This unique phenomenon was first recorded International space station and NASA published in 2011.
Despite the vast size of the territory of China is in one time zone.
In this country would be enough room for five time zones, but the only officially recognized time – Beijing. Because ecogov some Western provinces, even in summer the sun rises at 10 am.