Almost 90% of the world’s population lives in the northern hemisphere.

Almost 90% of the world’s population lives in the northern hemisphere.

Odds of dying in a plane crash

Afraid of flying? Don’t be. The odds of dying in an airplane crash when flying one of the world’s top 78 airlines is one in 4.7 million.

World’s longest place name is in NZ

Good luck trying to pronounce the longest place name in the world: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu although you may have an easier time with the shortened version Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu. How about Taumata? You’ll find the town on New Zealand’s North Island.

The real name of L.A.

We know it today as L.A., but the original name of America’s second largest city, Los Angeles, is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porcincula,or, if you prefer in English, The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciúncula River.