Many people know certain facts.
> Fewer know a certain twist.
East Timor covers the eastern half of the island of Timor.
> The name of the island, “Timor”, comes from Malay for “east”.
Negative forty degrees is where Celsius and Fahrenheit agree.
> It’s also about when mercury freezes.
“Maine” has one syllable.
> All of the US’s four-letter states are polysyllabic.
Tiananmen Square is the site of a brutal massacre of protesting students.
> “Tiananmen” means “gate of heavenly peace”.
The same side of Charon always faces Pluto.
> The same side of Pluto always faces Charon.
A and M are letters representing the universal vowel and the universal consonant, that is, the most commonly found vowel and consonant sounds in natural languages.
> A and M are the only letters in the same places on the QWERTY and Dvorak keyboards.
Same sex relationships are still not recognized by most countries.
> This is one of those countries’ flags.
Kentucky Fried Chicken is not from Kentucky.
> Arizona Iced Tea is not from Arizona either.
Nepal is the only UN-recognized country with a non-rectangular flag.
> Nepal is the only UN-recognized country exclusively in a quarter-hour time zone.
The tallest mountain on Mars is taller than the tallest mountain on Earth.
> The tallest mountain on Iapetus is taller than the tallest mountain on Earth.
North Korea’s official name is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
> North Korea’s official motto translates to “Powerful and Prosperous Nation”.