Iceland is expanding at around 2 cm per year due to its moving tectonic plates.
The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.
There is not one letter “q” in any US state name, the only letter in the alphabet to be missing. “J” and “z” are only represented once each, in New Jersey and Arizona.
New Zealand is actually part of a much bigger, sunken landmass called Zealandia.
Russia has a bigger surface area than Pluto.
Sierra Leone is the world’s roundest country.
Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.
At 4,101 feet, Mt. Thor on Baffin Island, Canada, has Earth’s greatest sheer vertical drop.
There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles from the ocean.
There’s a village in Norway called Hell, and it freezes over every winter.