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Australia is the largest island in the world. It is also the smallest continent in the world, covering just under 3 million square miles and supporting a population of 23 million people, 80 percent of whom live near a coastline.

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The number 40 is the only number, in word form, whose letters are in alphabetical order. It is also used to signify important time periods in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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Australia is an island, a country and also a continent. Because of its remote location, Australia has many animal species that live on the island and nowhere else in the world.

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National Australia Bank is a banking and financial organization that offers a range of services to individuals and businesses. As of 2015, the bank is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and it offers services in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Founded in 1

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In 1883, it was declared illegal in Australia to swim at beaches during the day; this law stayed in place until 1902, when it just stopped being enforced. The ban on swimming was introduced due to the dangerous amounts of deadly sea creatures, such as the box jellyfish and many species of sharks, th

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Argentina has a Friend's Day holiday that celebrates friendships, is home to multiple discoveries of enormous dinosaurs, and is the southernmost inhabited city in the world. Also, Argentina is the second country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Ireland's official name is the Republic of Ireland, and it is considered part of Europe. It is a constitutional democracy, with the capital being Dublin.

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The name for Area 51 comes from the marking on the 1950's Nevada Test Site map. The official name used after that point is The Air Force Flight Test Center, Detachment 3 or AFFTC Det. 3. The area is also referred to as "Groom Lake" after the dried-up lake bed that the testing site was built on.

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The Catholic Church never formally canonized some of the best-known saints, such as Patrick, Augustine of Hippo and Nicholas of Myra, because the formal canonization process was established in 1234. Saints have been born on every continent but Antarctica. In 2015, the church canonized the first Aust

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One of the most interesting facts about Alaska is that it contains 17 out of the top 20 tallest mountain peaks in the entire United States. The highest peak, which is Mt. McKinley, stands 20,320 feet above sea level and is commonly referred to as "Denali" or "The Great."