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The Sphinx sits on guard over the Great Pyramids.

The Nile river flows North.

The largest city in Africa is Cairo in Egypt.

Thailand used to be called Siam.

The Sahara desert is expanding half a mile south every year.

The largest island in the Mediterranean sea is Sicily.

Norway contains the largest icefield in Europe.

The three winter months in the southern hemisphere are June, July and August.

The largest lake in South America is Lake Maracaibo.

Zanzibar is known as "Spice Island."

The city of Dallas is known as "The Big D."

Honolulu boasts the only royal palace in the U.S.

Spains biggest source of income is tourism.

Katmandu is the capital of Nepal.

Pittsburgh was named for a British prime minister.

In ancient Japan public contests were held to see who in a town could break wind loudest and longest. Winners were awarded many prizes and received great acclaim.

The Pole of Inaccessibility is pretty darn inaccessible. It's the point on the continent of Antarctica that is farthest in all directions from the seas that surround it. It lies on the Polar Plateau. The term "Pole of Inaccessibility" is also sometimes used to refer to the point in the Arctic Ocean equidistant from the surrounding landmasses (approximately 400 miles from the North Pole, which should tell you how hard it is to track down Santa Claus in his off-season).

Several nations (Norway, Australia, New Zealand, France, Great Britain, Chile, and Argentina) have advanced claims on sections of the continent of Antarctica. The United States does not recognize any claims.

There is a resort town in New Mexico called "Truth or Consequences."

Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.

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