We all live and breathe in an amazing world where Egyptians can eat Canadian bacon on Italian pizza pie in Argentina, German shepherds can interbreed with French poodles, and anybody can become an American if they try hard enough. Chaos Theory tells us that a single drop of rain in one end of the ocean can cause a tsunami on the other end. With this is mind, it is more important than ever to learn as much as we can about this amazing world in which we live and breathe.
- But Greece and Turkey claim ownership of the island of Cyprus, the last remnant of the ancient "land bridge" between Europe and Asia.
- Many high-end sushi restaurants in Japan actually carve the flesh off of living (but anesthetized) fish at the patron's table to demonstrate freshness.
- Contrary to popular belief, not all Australians are descended from convicts and debtors. Many proud "Austies" can claim aboriginal ancestry.
- CHECK THE LABEL: Not all Mexican food is imported from Mexico.
- During World War II, the French Resistance put up billboards with messages written in dialect and local idioms to communicate with Allied forces.
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the rotors (or "blades") of helicopters always turn clockwise. In the Southern Hemisphere, they always turn counter-clockwise. Thus no helicopter can ever cross the Equator in the air.
- WEARING OF THE GREEN: Ireland is the only country that celebrates Arbor Day.
- The United States has more citizens of Chinese ancestry than any other nation on Earth.