·Why is kissing on trains banned in France?
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·In what country are litigants expected to present their case at court in the form of a poem?
·Which war did women win in 1929 just by sitting down?
·If Panama hats aren’t from Panama, where are they from?
·Who eat fresh camel dung as a cure for dysentery (and why does it work)?
·Why were US disk jockeys once told they could play birthday requests on any day except the one requested?
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· And 2,000 more funny, trivial, poignant, and telling facts
A must for active and armchair globe-trotters alike, A World of Curiosities will engross anyone who is at all curious about the world beyond their door. Explore and enjoy.