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Some Examples of Strange Facts
- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words .
- Nintendo originally operated as a trading card company .
- Strawberries are not really berries .
- Bananas are examples of berries .
- The Anglo-Zanzibar War (1896) is the shortest war in history lasting for 38 minutes .
- In 2007 , Iran arrested 14 squirrels on suspicion of spying .
- An octopus has three hearts.
- Mauritania was the last country to abolish slavery in 2007 .
- There’s a McDonald’s on every continent except Antarctica .
- Jamaica’s flag is the only national flag that does not share the colours of the U.S. flag or the Union Jack .
- In South Korea , there’s a number for reporting spies – 113 .
- Mr Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.
- The Exorcist was the first horror film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture .
- Russia’s bigger than Pluto .
- A man managed to get honours from both the Allies and the Axis during World War II . His name was Joan Pujol Garcia and he worked as a double agent against Germany throughout the war . The Germans never realized that they had been fooled .
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