• There is a town in Indiana (USA) called Santa Claus with a population of 2481 as per 2010 census.
  • At more than 3.3 million square miles, the Sahara Desert is as large as the world's next 20 largest hot deserts combined.
  • Killing a panda in China is punishable by death.
  • At their closest point, Russia and the U.S. are only 2.5 miles apart.
  • In 1811, nearly a quarter of all women in Britain were called Mary.
  • At least four 1,000-foot-plus skyscrapers are set to rise along (or adjacent to) West 57th Street in Manhattan, New York over the next few years, each of the tall enough to change the city's skyline forever.
  • Due to gender imbalance, by the year 2020, 24 million Chinese men will be unable to find a spouse.
  • Brazil has the highest murder rate in the world with about 45,000 murders a year.
  • The student grant loans are for secondary and tertiary schools in Denmark. The universal grants are known as SU, or Statens Uddannelsesstotte; state educational support grants. All students 18 and older are entitled to a free grant.
  • Nome, Alaska got its name from a spelling mistake. It was labeled as "? Name" on an old naval chart and the cartographer apparently read it as "C Nome". Henceforth, it forever became Nome on the maps and history book.