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Odd Facts About The World's Lesser-Known Places

MARCH 30, 2015  —  By Spencer Montgomery

1. Liechtenstein is the world's largest producer of false teeth.

Liechtenstein is the world's largest producer of false teeth.

2. Rising sea levels are the biggest threat to the Maldives.

Rising sea levels are the biggest threat to the Maldives.

3. There is a place in the world called Niue that has free nationwide Wi-Fi that can be accessed by anyone. 

There is a place in the world called Niue that has free nationwide Wi-Fi that can be accessed by anyone. 

4. Guam doesn't have any natural sand, so the roads are made from coral and oil instead.

Guam doesn't have any natural sand, so the roads are made from coral and oil instead.

5. There is a country in the world that falls within all four hemispheres. It is called Kiribati.

There is a country in the world that falls within all four hemispheres. It is called Kiribati.

6. Kiribati is also the first country to welcome in the January 1st New Year.

Kiribati is also the first country to welcome in the January 1st New Year.

7. There is a tiny island called Nauru that is shaped like a potato. 

There is a tiny island called Nauru that is shaped like a potato. 

8. There is desert country where fresh water is so scarce that bottled water is an accepted form of currency.

There is desert country where fresh water is so scarce that bottled water is an accepted form of currency.

9. Tonga is one of the last absolute monarchies in the world.

Tonga is one of the last absolute monarchies in the world.

10. There are places in the world, like Mayotte, where the love of turtles is so large, citizens attend nesting time. 

There are places in the world, like Mayotte, where the love of turtles is so large, citizens attend nesting time. 

11. Mauritius is a country with one of the lowest scores for all forms of conflict.

Mauritius is a country with one of the lowest scores for all forms of conflict.

12. There is a tiny country called Brunei where people pay no taxes.

There is a tiny country called Brunei where people pay no taxes.

13. Ethiopia follows a different calender system, meaning they celebrated the new millennium in 2007.

Ethiopia follows a different calender system, meaning they celebrated the new millennium in 2007.

14. There is an island in the Federated States of Micronesia that uses giant carved stones as acceptable currency.

There is an island in the Federated States of Micronesia that uses giant carved stones as acceptable currency.

15. Estonia is the least religious country in the world.

Estonia is the least religious country in the world.

 

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