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Fast facts on politics

Bolivia holds the highest turnover of governments. Since their independence from Spain in 1825, Bolivia has had almost 200 governments. Since 1945, […]

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Oscars fast facts

The shortest Oscar ceremony ever was the first, held in 1929; it lasted only about 15 minutes as all the winners had […]

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History fast facts

The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors. The world’s first travel agencies were Cox & […]

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Movies and TV fast facts

Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television in 1926 in Soho, London. Ten years later there were […]

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Music fast facts

To win a gold disc, an album needs to sell 100,000 copies in Britain, and 500,000 in the United States. Melba toast […]

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Animal fast facts

Mammals are the only animals with flaps around the ears. African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with. There […]

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Vehicle fast facts

The amount of time that people spend on travel has been consistent at 1,1 hours per person per day in all societies. […]

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Religion fast facts

About 50 Bibles are sold every minute. It is the world’s best-selling book. Some 1 billion copies of Bibles have been sold. […]

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Technology fast facts

160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam. Spam generates 33bn KWt-hours of energy every year, enough to power […]

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Fast facts about your body

The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot. Your heart beats 101,000 times […]

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