40 Astonishing Facts About Disneyland

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  • Originally, the park was going to be built on only 16 acres of land across the street from Disney Studios in Burbank.
  • The Matterhorn was the first tubular steel roller coaster ever, the first roller coaster that could handle multiple cars on the track at once, and the first fully themed indoor and outdoor roller coaster. Walt Disney got inspiration for the Matterhorn from Switzerland.
  • There is a basketball court inside the Matterhorn that is for employee use only. They use it to shoot hoops during their breaks.
  • Each year, there are 2.8 million churros sold at Disneyland.
  • Until 1982, guests had to buy individual tickets for each attraction.
  • The Haunted Mansion is only a front for the actual ride which is underground. When you walk down the portrait hall, you’re actually walking beneath the Disneyland Railroad tracks!
  • There used to be a tobacco shop as well as a lingerie shop. The tobacco shop closed in 1991, and the lingerie shop only lasted 6 months, closing in 1956.
  • The drawbridge at Sleeping Beauty’s castle is fully functioning, but it was only been used twice. Once on opening day, and again for the opening of the remodeled Fantasyland.
  • Walt Disney would sometimes wait in line with park visitors just because he loved spending time with them.
  • The last ride that was personally supervised by Walt Disney was the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
  • Thunder Mountain took 10 years of planning and 18 months to fully construct, costing $17 million dollars. That’s more time and the same cost as the entire park!
  • There were only 3 unscheduled days when the park had to close – the day of mourning after the Kennedy assassination, after the Northridge earthquake in 1994, and on 9/11.
  • There are more than 100,00 lightbulbs outlining the buildings on Main Street.
  • Since opening, there have been 3 babies born in Disneyland.
  • When visiting the park, you are never more than 30 steps from a trashcan.
  • There are 11 Disney parks around the world in 4 countries – so technically, the sun never sets on Disneyland.
  • George Lucas attended the opening day of Disneyland at 11 years old.
  • Originally, Disney wanted there to be live animals on The Jungle Cruise, but most of the animals were nocturnal and they would have been asleep during the park hours.
  • The coins that are thrown into the water by It’s A Small World are donated to a charity that grants kid’s wishes who have life-threatening illnesses.
  • The total miles driven by the monorail trains is equivalent to more than 30 round trips to the moon.
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    30 Facts About Ireland That Will Shamrock Your World

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    Ireland! Home to Guinness, river dancing, and leprechauns! But did you know Saint Patrick wasn’t Irish? What about the origins of Halloween? Can you try your hand at pronouncing the longest place name in Ireland? It’s 25 characters long! Find the answer to all these questions and more with these 30 magical facts about Ireland!

    1. On average, the Irish consume 131.1 liters of beer per year, putting them at 4th place in the world for highest per-capita beer consumption.
    2. The harp is the official symbol of Ireland, making it the only country in the world with an instrument as it’s national symbol.
    3. Irish Gaelic is the official language of Ireland, but only 380,000 fluent speakers remain.
    4. As of 2017, Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest seven times, which is more than any other country.
    5. Because it’s an island, Ireland has no snakes, moles, or weasels.
    6. The oldest bar in the world is in the middle of Ireland. Dating back to 900 A.D., Sean’s Bar is over 1,100 years old!
    7. Halloween originated in Ireland from a festival called Samhain. It marked the end of the harvest season, and the beginning of winter.
    8. An Irish scientist, John Tyndall, is the person who found the reason for the sky being blue.
    9. Saint Patrick was not Irish. He was the son of Romans who were living in Britain. It is believed that he was kidnapped at 16 and taken to Ireland where he helped herd sheep.
    10. An Irishman, James Hoban, designed both of the White Houses in the United States.
    11. 90% of the Irish population is Catholic, but only 30% of those ever attend church.
    12. Ireland has the lowest annual number of reported UFO sightings in Europe.
    13. In Dublin, there is one pub for every 100 people.
    14. Located in Ireland, Hook Lighthouse is the oldest working lighthouse in the world. It dates back to around 1200 A.D.
    15. Irish land was not fit for grain agriculture until modern machinery and fertilizers of the 20th This is the main reason why potatoes were the staple food from the 17th century and on.
    16. The world’s oldest yacht club is The Royal Cork Yacht Club, founded in 1720.
    17. On January 1st, 1801, the Union Jack flag was flown for the first time in Dublin to commemorate the union between Great Britain and Ireland.
    18. Guinness is the biggest beer brand of Ireland, and is the largest brewer of stout style beer in the world. The original Guinness Brewery in Dublin has a 9,000 year lease at a constant rate of about $70 per year.
    19. Ireland is called Éire in Irish.
    20. Ireland was one of the original 12 European nations to begin using the Euro currency in 2002.
    21. Blasphemy is still illegal in Ireland.
    22. Off the coast of Dublin, there is an island with a population of wallabies. They were introduced in the 1950’s due to an overcrowding issue at the Dublin Zoo.
    23. It is a strange Irish birthday tradition to lift the birthday child upside down, and gently tap his head on the floor the number of times as is his age plus one.
    24. Hurling is an ancient Irish sport with prehistoric origins. It has been played for 3,000 years and is considered the fasted field sport in the world.
    25. Before the Great Famine, Ireland’s population was estimated at 8 million. Today, at 4 million citizens, the population has still not recovered.
    26. Until the 1920’s, on St. Bridig’s Day (February 1st) couples in Ireland could legally marry in the city of Teltown by just walking towards each other. They could also “divorce” by walking away from each other at the same spot, also on St. Brigid’s day.
    27. The world’s oldest solar observatory is in Ireland called Newgrange. It was built during the New Stone Age over 5,000 years ago. That puts it older than both the pyramids and Stonehenge!
    28. Ireland has the longest running talk show in the world. The Late Late Show started in 1965 and has only had 3 different presenters since its start.
    29. The longest place name in Ireland is called Sruffaunoughterluggatoora, located in Galway.
    30. There is a town that holds a festival called “Puck Fair” during which a wild goat is caught and crowned king for 3 days. It is hoisted on a 40-foot tall pedestal. After the festivities, the goat is set free back into the wild.

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    30 Scotland Facts That Will Lift Your Kilt!


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  • The world’s first color photograph was taken of a Tartan Ribbon in Scotland.
  • The United Kingdom’s most remote bar is The Old Forge Pub in Scotland. To get there, you can either take a 7-mile ferry, or hike 1 miles over rough terrain.
  • In Gaelic, Scotland is called “Alba.”
  • The 17th deepest lake in the world is Loch Morar in Scotland, which reaches a depth of 1,077 feet.
  • The land area of Scotland is about the same as the Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates, and Panama.
  • Scotland had cave dwellers until 1915 when it was outlawed.
  • 432 people own half of the land in Scotland, however there outdoor access laws that allow privately owned land to be freely walked on and used as long as you leave no trace behind.
  • Scotland wanted to build a replica of the Parthenon, bigger and cheaper to be their National Monument. Construction started in 1826, but due to the lack of funds, was left unfinished in 1829. It has been nicknamed “Scotland’s Disgrace.”
  • Bagpipes were invented in Ancient Egypt, and was brought to Scotland by the Roman invaders.
  • Scotland only has 6 officially recognized cities – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, and Stirling.
  • The oldest known tree in Europe is the Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, Scotland. It is between 2,000 and 3,000 years old.
  • The most famous Scottish dish is haggis. Haggis is typically made with the heart, liver, and lungs of sheep, and boiled with seasoning in the animal’s stomach.
  • Scottish people are more likely to have blue eyes than anyone else in the rest of the United Kingdom.
  • The coastline of Mainland Scotland is 6,160 miles long, which is 3 times longer than England’s.
  • Scotland has its own version of Stonehenge – the Callanish Stones. They were built around 3,000 B.C. on the Isle of Lewis, and no one knows why the stones were erected.
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    10 Facts About Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


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  • The Sunshine Coast was originally named Near North Coast. For eight long years people petitioned to have the name changed, and they succeeded in 1966.
  • The Coast has the largest number of organic, meditation and yoga stores, as well as juice-cleansing bars when compared to other regions in the entire country. This fact has never been officially confirmed, however, most local tend to agree with it.
  • The world’s second largest rock is called Mount Coolum and is found in the Sunshine Coast. The largest rock is called Uluru or Ayers Rock and lies in the southern part of the Northern Territory. The Aborigines have an old legend which states that all couples who climb Mount Coolum together will end up breaking up as a result of an ancient curse.
  • Queensland is home to one the oldest know dinosaur footprints in the entire world. They are located in Winton, an outback town located 110 miles (177 km) northwest of Longreach.
  • The Sunshine Coast is also home to the most photographed pub in the whole of Australia. The pub is called Ettamogah Pub, which means “place of good drinking” in native Aboriginal. The G1 Property Mooloolaba experts recommend you visit it along with the Mooloolaba beach and enjoy a day relaxing in the sun.
  • We hope these facts are more than enough to convince you to come and visit the Sunshine Coast and enjoy some of the numerous wonders it has to offer.

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    Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He’s a professional blogger & researcher with over 8 years experience in fact finding, SEO, web design & other internet wizardry. He loves to write about celebs, gaming, film & TV.



    50 Interesting Facts About India


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  • In August 1947 India gained its independence from the British after a long and grueling fight.
  • In 1950 Rabindranath Tagore’s composition The Jana Gana Mana was recognized in India as the national anthem.
  • The word ‘shampoo’ is actually Indian. It derives from the word ‘Champu’, a Sanskrit word for ‘massage’.
  • There are 844 dialects in India of the total 17 major languages spoken.
  • India is 1.27 million sq. miles which makes it the 7th largest country in the entire world, but still 3 times smaller than the U.S.
  • The Lotus Temple in Delhi has 27 enormous petals covered in marble.
  • In complete opposition to other women in India, Widows would wear white instead of colorful fabrics.
  • About 70% of the world’s animal spices come from India.
  • India is the only country who has never attacked any country in its history.
  • A Bichiya is a wedding ring unlike the rest of the worlds; the jewelry is worn on the toe.
  • India has the lowest divorce rate even with arranged marriages still being the most common type of marriage.
  • The Victoria Cross was granted to 38 Indians after WWII.
  • A blocked toilet was the cause of a Jesus statue’s dripping base in India that many would drink due to the belief it was spiritual.
  • A world record was set in 2016 for planting almost 50 million trees in 24 hours in India.
  • A meteor struck an Indian bus driver and killing him in 2016.
  • A Mumbai thief was forced to consume 48 bananas by police after he was caught and swallowed a stolen chain.
  • The word ‘candy’ comes from the Indian word for crystallized sugar; Khanda.
  • The worlds most recognized Indian dish; the Tikka Masala, is actually a British invention deriving from Scotland.
  • In India, the moustache is classed as a respected symbol of authority with certain positions, with policemen even receiving more pay just simply for having a moustache.
  • Every cow must have a Photo ID in West Bengal due to issues with smuggling the species.
  • Since 2004, a polling station is erected in a forest for one voter, a temple priest, to cast his vote.
  • Over 23,000 people speak a language called ‘anal’ or Namfu in India and Burma.
  • One Indian airline only hires female hostesses to save on fuel due to their lesser weight.
  • Over 100,000 people get fed at a temple in India simply for turning up. There is no requirement but the meals are always vegetarian.
  • In 2017, Odisha reached a staggering 114 °F (45.5 °C); one resident was seen cooking an egg in an oiled frying pan directly on the street without any fire or heat source other than the temperature outdoors.
  • A melting pot of religions, languages and cultures engulf the cities of India and a tourist this is a sight to behold. The country’s development can literally be seen as you travel from place to place, going higher and higher as others have so little.

    Wherever you go in India you’re bound to find something to amaze you, whether good or bad, and that’s the charm of one of the most populous countries across the world the simplicity and complexity.

    Remember to watch your actions though and keep in line with even the strangest of laws or you’ll potentially face some unusual punishments.



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