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Most Peaceful Country
Iceland has no army and is also recognized as the world’s most peaceful country.
Costa Rica Military
In 1948, Costa Rica abolished its military and spends the money on education and culture instead.
The Mexican state of Yucatán was named so after a misunderstanding when the Spaniards arrived and asked the locals what they called the place. The locals replied "Yucatan" which means "I don’t understand you" in their native tongue.
In 2001, the island country of Niue featured Pikachu and other Pokemon on their currency.
In Czech Republic, women are entitled to up to 4 years of paid maternity leave, increasing to 7 years if the child is disabled.
If NYC were its own country, and the NYPD was its army, it would be the twentieth-best-funded army in the world, just behind Greece and just ahead of North Korea.
In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The starting price was $0.01 AUD and managed to reach $3000 before eBay closed the auction.
Rio de Janeiro was once capital of Portugal, making it the only European capital outside of Europe.