6 Fun Facts for kids about the ever-surprising world!

6 Fun Facts for kids about the ever-surprising world!



1. The distance between USA and Russia is only 3.8 kms

Diomede Islands are constituted of two islands, the Big Diomede and the Little Diomede. Big Diomede is owned by Russia and Little Diomede by America. The distance between both islands is 2.4 miles but the time difference is 21 hours. This large time difference is due to the International Date Line which passes between the two islands. Due to this, Big Diomede is called Tomorrow Island and Little Diomede is called Yesterday Island.

2. Zerão: A stadium in Brazil where the midfield line lies exactly on the Equator

Estádio Milton Corrêa, nicknamed Zerão, is a multipurpose stadium in Brazil built in 1990. The midfield of this stadium lies on the equator and is the only stadium in the world to possess this unique feature. It is mainly used for football matches. So, during matches each team literally defends one hemisphere.


3. Four Corners Monument: A point in US where you can truly be in 4 states at a time

Four Corners is a region in the US where the four states, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado, meet. Geographically, the four Corners is a circle around the four corners of the four states. So, upon entering this circle you can be in four different states at the exact same time. It is the only place in the US with this unique feature.


4. Asia has more surface area than the Moon

The moon's surface area is about 14.6 million square miles (38 million square kilometers). Well, that sounds like a lot, but it’s actually smaller than the continent of Asia, which is 17.2 million square miles ( 44.5 million square kilometers).

5. France has the most time zones with 12

In case you wonder how that is possible given France’s size, France is bigger than you imagine. Almost 20% of French territory is outside Europe. 2.5 million French citizens live in these overseas territories spread from French Guiana to New Caledonia to Clipperton.

6. Ethiopia lives seven years behind the rest of the world

Ethiopia follows a calendar that is seven years behind the rest of the world. Its beliefs are rooted in the Coptic or Egyptian calendar, which is about seven to eight years behind the mainstream Gregorian calendar.



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