From mid-September to mid-October of 2020, I tweeted a fact about every country in the world on my Twitter account, @FactBuffet.

Why did I do it? Well, partly due to COVID-related boredom but also a burning desire to spread positive information about the world during a time when people are so isolated from (and even disliking towards) other countries. It turns out that every country in the world has interesting and admirable tidbits.

Here are 50 of the facts I tweeted. Prepare to have your minds blown and to add a couple of items to your Bucket List.

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me
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5 months ago

Wow, go Mongolia

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Dave P
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5 months ago

well yeah, when you have experience you know how to do things better, look at South Korea and Taiwan, they had SARS years ago, so they knew how to deal with this one. Death Tolls leads to learning how to prevent it again. The issue is when you havent faced it before, how you deal with it, especially given different political, infrastructure, geography, etc from different countries that makes it hard to take the plans of one and replicate it in another.

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Catlady6000
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5 months ago

Unfortunately, these extremely busy women are still expected to take on the full load of a stay at home wife and mother. Socially, husbands are expected to not help, looked down on if they do, and often, it is looked down on to hire servants. At least it was like this a few years ago. These women are powerhouses with the loads they are carrying.

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me
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5 months ago

Poor mice

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Zophra
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5 months ago

I NEED this soap. I will eat it if necessary. I am a mosquito magnet.

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Jayne Kyra
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5 months ago (edited)

Prague Astronomical Clock built in 1410. 3rd oldest clock in the world, and the oldest still operating clock.

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Toto's Servant
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5 months ago

The holes were already dug and they didn't water, but still hugely impressive!

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Dave P
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5 months ago

Israel still uses a system where each party has a letter of the hebrew alphabet as their symbol, you take one card with the party you wants letter, put it in a envelope, seal it, and then place then you leave the privacy room and go to the room with the box where you put the envelope inside while a poll watcher sees. Was done because many of so many Jewish refugees from so many countries arriving in 1949 and just before, that they needed a way to make voting simple. They still use it.

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Daria B
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5 months ago

Maybe shortest, but not the tightest. That honour belongs to Split with Pusti me da prođem Street. ♡

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Carlota
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5 months ago

That's in lovely Madrid!

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C.S. E.
Community Member
5 months ago

Because they didn't think it important enough to state what it was for, it was the Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded jointly with Denis Mukwege for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict"

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

It is quite inconvenient to find you don't have any cash on you when you're mountaineering.

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me
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5 months ago

PARTY TIME! just not in the pandemic

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Julie Daly
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5 months ago

In Sofia Bulgaria, Eastern Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics, Muslims and Jews can all pray in their respective places of worship just across the street from one another.

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mph seti
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5 months ago

I think the world would be a better place if more politicians were scientists instead of lawyers...Or reality TV "stars"...

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
5 months ago

Growing up my favorite food was strawberries, but at some point in my adult life raspberries snuck up to number one. Truth be told, I’m keen on most fruits.

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YsaPur
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5 months ago

Four, eh?

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Jenni Joy
Community Member
5 months ago

in Canada everyone knows him.way more than politicians!

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Patty Leaton
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5 months ago

nice

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Lxm
Community Member
5 months ago

Should be taught in all schools.

Full Name
Community Member
5 months ago

Absolutely not. The hours you have to teach children are so limited. There are so many unbelievable important things children need to learn. Teach them about critical thinking (I mean the real thing, not what universities today are offering). Teach them life skills and about technology etc. Chess is absolutely great for the brain but so are many other things that are much more relevant to somebody's life.

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HissyFitzz
Community Member
5 months ago

I love chess. I wish we learned at school. We did have a chess team though-

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
5 months ago

Teaching children patience, thinking and planning... wow

Jane W.
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow, more fun than math, and probably similar brain parts are used.

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
5 months ago

Brain food!

Marnie
Community Member
5 months ago

Just chess? What about other games. Why is this special? Magic: The Gathering? It's a very complicated game, people can turn professional, and it's never the same game twice.

Melissa Boatman Linebaugh
Community Member
5 months ago

I first read “Armenia” as “America” and thought wth I know that’s wrong!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
5 months ago

Foshizzle!

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Lea S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Every county, state, district, teacher and principal is different. The three schools I knew best did not teach chess, and they still don't.

Jaci Harness
Community Member
5 months ago

Good strategy!

Sharon Ingram
Community Member
5 months ago

Kids in the US used to at chess club.

SeidWolf
Community Member
5 months ago

wish it was Go, so the focus is on adaptive fluid strategy vs memorizing historic moves & techniques

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
5 months ago

We teach it here, too, but on an inconsistent level.

Gabytza C. Oana
Community Member
5 months ago

In Romania too

Celeste Grant
Community Member
5 months ago

I was taught chess at school in the U.K.

Linda Robinett
Community Member
5 months ago

Cool, just not the chess club. My high school did not even have a chess club.

Claire the Bear
Community Member
5 months ago

I THOUGHT IT SAID AMERICA I WAS SO CONFUSED HAHA

Nami Tantrum
Community Member
5 months ago

i taught my 5yo :D

Karine Perreault
Community Member
5 months ago

I learned it in elementary school math class (develops your logic). It's pretty common practice here in Montreal, or it at least it was when I grew it. :)

Leo H
Community Member
5 months ago

Omg not chess

Tiari
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

You can learn it in many German schools as well, most have chess as elective or club.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

just like any kid ,we played chess & checkers

Cupcake168
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

So did I. Our history teacher used to teach us chess and thinking revolutionary thoughts while singing along to his guitar "eve of destruction" and also a little bit of what was in the history schedule.

Lucy Skinner
Community Member
5 months ago

This is true! It’s not as fun as it sounds though :(

Laura Mortensen
Community Member
5 months ago

My friend ran a chess club for his kid's school in Washington state, US.

I AM CAT
Community Member
5 months ago

I play some times

STU EVELYN FICEK
Community Member
5 months ago

This is untrue by the way.

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Mike Ieva
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5 months ago

Dėl Toro, Iñárritu and Cuaron

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Jacqueline Kapiteijn
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5 months ago (edited)

We went to the butterfly garden. Our stop-over was too short to visit this :-(.

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Zophra
Community Member
5 months ago

Give it time... (sigh.)

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Gogubaci
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5 months ago

living somewhere where winter skills are not just for sport totally helps :)

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Kendra Miller
Community Member
5 months ago

I watched a documentary on this a long time ago. It was built in a really windy place, Dubai I believe. The building is shaped to help guide wind towards the turbines. And the bridges are designed to expand and contract since the two buildings will shake and shift a little differently than one another in high winds.

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로희
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5 months ago

I bet this is better than The Apprentice.

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

Here, am I sitting in my tin coin, Far above the world, Planet Earth is blue.

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Theoretical Empiricist
Community Member
5 months ago

It may be overreacting to say "That alone warrants their doom", but still...

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Orillion
Community Member
5 months ago

It was called the Tree of Ténéré. In 1973 it was hit by a drunk truck driver. Goes to prove that you will ALWAYS find something to hit when driving drunk.

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Mary Rose Kent
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5 months ago

What an interesting approach to rehabilitation!

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Aragorn II Elessar
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5 months ago

How deep? I’m too lazy to look it up

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Toto's Servant
Community Member
5 months ago

I want his handbag :)

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Lxm
Community Member
5 months ago

Not religious but liking the coin

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Kendra Miller
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5 months ago

Considering that Peru is the one to give us this gem of stews, I heartily agree they should study their 2000-4000 heirloom varieties.

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Orillion
Community Member
5 months ago

Lucky basterds.

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Sasha Twin
Community Member
5 months ago

Theres over a hundred waterfalls in my hometown. Hamilton, ON

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me
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5 months ago

Damn that is looooong

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

Makes sense in a country where income from witchcraft, sorcery and fortune telling is taxed. Fun fact: Fortune tellers didn't see it coming back in 2011.

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Mary Rose Kent
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5 months ago

Did they ever move back to Barbuda?

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Mary Rose Kent
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5 months ago

She wasn’t princess at the time she won it though

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Azure Adams
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5 months ago

Turkmenistan"s president is a president for life and loves weird architecture. He is also brutally immature and paranoid

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Carol Hume
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5 months ago

Ive been there!

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Orillion
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5 months ago

Ah, yes. That wonderful combination of drinking and driving...

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Péter Rózsahegyi
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5 months ago

Guys, that's not a graveyard. They are not even ships. These are boats of fishermen of Nouadhibou, Mauritania. boats-5ff3...beb6c6.jpg boats-5ff3906beb6c6.jpg

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Flopsy
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5 months ago

Latvia has huge sandy beaches that make it the perfect summer holiday destination.

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F. H.
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5 months ago

It's also a dictatorship with a secret police known from sending death squads after refugees, pursuing them as far as Europe.

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Aragorn II Elessar
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5 months ago

Upvote for butterflies.

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Piet Puk
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5 months ago

Eh.. the Dawn of Man sequence was filmed on a sound stage in England.

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TheReader19
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5 months ago

Bucket list anyone?

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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

Yeah, and she skipped out a month later....

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