Random fun fact: There are 63,500 farms and ranches with beef cattle across Canada. - Photo by Mike Anderson

Travelling can be very stressful at times, but perhaps this can help you release some stress.

Favoroute has created a list of 40 unexpected random fun facts you need to know before planning your next vacation. Who knows, maybe these random fun facts could help make or break your future travel plans!

 

Random Fun Facts: United Kingdom

1. All the swans in England are property of the Queen.

Swans by Hans

Swans by Hans

2. In the Scottish Hebrides, an island is defined as being an island if it is big enough to sustain 1 sheep.

3. Great Britain was the first country to issue postage stamps, so their postage stamps are the only ones in the world without the name of the country of origin.

4. Christmas was once illegal in England.

Christmas by Kate Zaidova

Random fun fact: New York, amongst 14 other places has been voted as best city to spend Christmas in! – Photo by Kate Zaidova

Random Fun Facts: Europe

5. What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.

Eiffel Tower

Random fun fact: Paris was among the very first towns to start advertising romantic honeymoon packages! – Photo by Unsplash

6. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.

7. ‘Vodka’ is Russian for ‘little water’.

8. There is a city called “Rome” on every continent.

9. French people eat more cheese than any other country in the world.

Cheese

Random fun fact: There are more than 2000 varieties of cheese available worldwide. – Photo by Jez Timms

10. Bulgarians are the biggest yogurt eaters in the world.

11. There is a town in Norway called Hell, and it freezes over almost every winter.

12. ‘Mobile phone throwing’ is an official sport in Finland.

13. If you are pregnant in the Netherlands, you are temporarily allowed to pee in a canal, something that is usually illegal.

14. Two tourists in Capri, Italy, were arrested for wearing excessively loud flip flops.

Random Fun Facts: South America/North America

15. Every year more than 11,000 Americans injure themselves while trying out bizarre sexual positions.

16. In Kentucky, USA, it is illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket.

17. Mailing an entire building is illegal in the U.S. since a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.

18. In Mexico, the Tooth Fairy is known as the ‘Tooth Mouse’.

19. In Canada, it is legal for a farmer to rent advertising space on his cows.

Random fun fact: There are 63,500 farms and ranches with beef cattle across Canada. - Photo by Mike Anderson

Random fun fact: There are 63,500 farms and ranches with beef cattle across Canada. – Photo by Mike Anderson

20. Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”.

21. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

22. When a Hawaiian woman wears a flower over her left ear, it means that she is not available.

23. It has NEVER rained in Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

Random fun fact: there is a piece of land in Chile, Patagonia that is an incredible display of natural beauty, virtually untouched by the hands of man. - photo by derwiki

Random fun fact: there is a piece of land in Chile, Patagonia that is an incredible display of natural beauty, virtually untouched by the hands of man. – photo by derwiki

24. Seven out of ten Panamanians haven’t heard of the song “Panama” by Van Halen.

Random Fun Facts: Asia

25. Grenades were invented in China over 1,000 years ago.

26. The Chinese ideogram for ‘trouble’ depicts two women living under one roof.

27. In India, pyjamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.

Random fun fact: Mumbai has a population of over 12.5 million.

Random fun fact: Mumbai has a population of over 12.5 million.

28. India has a ‘Bill of Rights’ for cows.

29. Dying at 81 is considered taboo in Bhutan and believed to bring bad luck to the deceased’s family.

30. India has never invaded another country in its entire history.

31. Buzkashi, a very popular sport in Afghanistan and Central Asia, is polo played using the headless carcass of a goat or calf.

32. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Random fun fact: The cool traffic driving app, Waze was made in Israel. Check out this fun road-trip through Israel! - Photo by ddouk

Random fun fact: The cool traffic driving app ‘Waze’ was made in Israel. Check out this fun road-trip through Israel! – Photo by ddouk

33. North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.

Random Fun Fact: Africa

34. In 1888, a peasant discovered an estimated 300,000 mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt.

35. There is Hollywood in America, Bollywood in India, and Nollywood in Nigeria.

Random Fun Fact: Oceania

36. Bird droppings are chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.

37. Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia.

Random fun fact: one of the world's most scenic coastal routes is the Great Ocean Road. - photo by SimplySystems

Random fun fact: one of the world’s most scenic coastal routes is the Great Ocean Road in Australia. – photo by SimplySystems

38. The longest place name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotam-eteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai-whenu a kitanatahu – a New Zealand hill.

Random Fun Facts: Antarctica

39. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

40. In the Arctic, the sun sometimes appears to be square.

Arctic by Steven Lewis

Arctic by Steven Lewis

Did you enjoy reading those random fun facts?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Category

Blog