Australia: In 2009, snipers were deployed in Australia to protect a colony of little penguins from predators.
Bulgaria: No army in the world has ever captured a Bulgarian flag in battle
Brazil: There’s a single cashew tree in Brazil that has a mutation that allowed it to cover an area of 7500 square meters.
Estonia: Has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.
Greece: Holdinganopen palm to someone’s face is considered an insult in Greece.
Hungary: The musical condom, which plays a tune while being unrolled, was invented by Ferenc Kovacs and launched in Hungary in June 1996.
Ireland: A nickname for people in the county Wicklow is Goat suckers.
Liechtenstein: Is the world’s leading manufacturer of false teeth.
Lithuania: As a symbol and act of independence and union between the Baltic States, a 600 km long human chain holding hands was made in 1989 from Lithuania to Estonia crossing all three countries organized by Lithuania.
Portugal: The world record for the largest omelet belongs to Portugal. It weighed 6.466 tons.
Romania: There is one city in Romania named Caracal and their fire lookout tower in the city burnt down one time and the main door of the police station was stolen once.
Russia: The word “vodka” derives for the Russian word “voda”, which means “water”.
Spain: The name Spain diverged from the word Ispania, which means the land of rabbits.
Taiwan: Toilets can’t handle toilet paper in Taiwan. Signs next to the toilet instruct people to place the used tissue in the trash can instead.
Turkey: A few hundred years back, women in Turkey could legally divorce their husbands if he didn’t provide them with enough coffee.
South Korea: It’s not uncommon for a South Korean to ask, “Have you eaten well?” instead of “How are you?”
These five lead mirror frames, dating to the turn of the 200s CE, have been found while excavating a Roman villa in northern Bulgaria. Three of the frames are decorated with the image of a large wine vessel and bear an inscription that means a “good soul.” A nice thought to have when looking at oneself, no?
The villa belonged to a Roman military veteran. The specific building where the mirrors were found was initially thought to be a house for workers, but the mirrors suggest perhaps it was a temple.