Bangladesh and the U.S. state of Illinois are approximately the same size in area (57,000 sq miles or 149,000 km2) yet Bangladesh has a population of 162,000,000 people, and Illinois has 12,000,000.โ€ฆ
Some farmers in Bangladesh are now raising ducks instead of chicken because ducks can float during floods.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Dahala Khagrabari, the world's only third-order enclave until 2015. It was a piece of India, within Bangladesh, within India, within Bangladesh.โ€ฆ
In some regions of Bangladesh, people fish using otters. Humans have used otters to fish for over 1400 years.โ€ฆ
In 1913, Rabindranath Tagore became the first non-European writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Highly prolific, Tagore was also a composer and wrote the national anthems for both India and Bangladesh and he started painting in his 60sโ€ฆ
With 168,151 people per square km, the Lalbagh Thana neighborhood of Dhaka, Bangladesh, is most densely populated administrative subdivision in the world (~6.2x denser than Manhattan!)โ€ฆ
Bangladesh, despite being the 8th most populous country in the world (ahead of Russia, Mexico, and Japan), is smaller than Oman, New Zealand, or Uruguay, and is by far the most densely populated country that isn't a city-stateโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Dahala Khagrabari, the only third-order enclave in the world. It is a piece of India within a piece of Bangladesh within a piece of India within the country of Bangladesh.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about enclaves and other geographic anomalies: Dahala Khagrabari, a piece of India within a piece of Bangladesh within a piece of India within Bangladesh; and Vulcan Point, the worldโ€™s largest island within a lake that is situated on an island located in a lakeโ€ฆ
Some farmers in Bangladesh have switched to raising ducks instead of chickens, because during catastrophic floods, ducks float.โ€ฆ
The last Kenny Rogers Roasters operating in North America closed on December 31, 2011, but it continues to flourish in Asia, with locations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Cambodia, Bangladesh and the Philippines.โ€ฆ
In 2012, 12 Bangladesh students were sentenced to 15 days in jail each for cheating on a university entrance exam. Cheaters in previous years were sentenced to at least two years in prison.โ€ฆ
The number of tigers in Bangladesh has increased by eight in the last three years, which is only 8%. At the same time, the number of tigers in India has increased by 741โ€ฆ
Pakistani leader Jinnah declared that โ€œUrdu, and only Urduโ€ embodied the spirit of Muslim nation and would remain as the state language. He delivered his โ€œUrdu-onlyโ€ policy in East Pakistan, which caused the province to separate into Bangladeshโ€ฆ
According to UN data, Rajshahi in Bangladesh, did more than any other city worldwide to rid itself of air particles so harmful to human health. Rajshahi does not have a large industrial area, and it is too poor to have streets clogged with carsโ€ฆ
More people live in Bangladesh than in Russia, yet Russia is 115 times larger than Bangladesh.โ€ฆ
The tallest skyscraper in Bangladesh is City Centre Dhaka. It has 37 floors, ten of which are devoted to parking and is the first building in Bangladesh to offer multistory car parkingโ€ฆ
The film "My Bicycle" was the first to tell a story in an indigenous language in Bangladesh. It was banned in Bangladesh and there were no professional actors involved in this production, all the actors were members of the Chakma communityโ€ฆ
Ramsagar National Park in Bangladesh has no big trees; the park consists of a big lake surrounded by embankments. The plants are removed by local villagers for food, fodder, making furniture, medicine and fuel.There is a decrease in the indigenous fish species due to expolitationโ€ฆ
There is an NGO in Bangladesh who sells 10,000 meals daily at only 1 Taka (0.012 USD) per meal instead of giving it for free, so people don't feel like they are beggingโ€ฆ
Bangladesh is slightly smaller than Illinois but has 163 million people to Illinois's 13 million.โ€ฆ
In 2013, 3000 workers at a garment factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh went on strike, some even rioting, not for better pay or working conditions, but because they wanted something to be done about the ghost inhabiting the bathroom.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Anthony Mascarenhas, a Pakistani journalist who dared to write the truth about the atrocities committed by Pakistan in Bangladesh in 1971. He flew to UK to โ€˜visit a sick sisterโ€™ and agreed to get it run in the Sunday Times. The story ran the day after he snuck his family out of Pakistan.โ€ฆ
More people live in Southern Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) than the combined population of Europe, North America, South America, and Oceaniaโ€ฆ
There are only 5 countries were suicide rate for women is higher than men and they are China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq and Indonesiaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the town of Pakistan, India, which is in the middle of a fiercely Hindu country and hundreds of miles from the Pakistan border. It was named Pakistan to commemorate the Muslims who moved to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) during the Partition of India.โ€ฆ
There used to be a train from the westernmost extremity of Pakistan (Koh-i-Taftan, Balochistan) to the easternmost rail extremity at Chittagong, modern-day Bangladesh via 2000km of Indian territory between 1950 and 1955โ€ฆ
Today I learned of ship breakers of Bangladesh. Thousands of workers tear down giant ships with their bare hands for a few dollars a day. Everyday many are killed and maimed. ngm.nationalgeographic.coโ€ฆ
Bangladesh, with population ~ 162 million and land area ~ 57k miยฒ, has about half the population of the United States while being barely larger than New York State.โ€ฆ
India is building a fence around Bangladeshโ€ฆ
George Harrison organized the first humanitarian aid concert that raised an estimated 12 million dollars for Bangladesh between 1971 and 1985 thanks to album sales and subsequent film screenings of the event.โ€ฆ
In 1971, on the day before Bangladesh officially won its Liberation War, Pakistani soldiers kidnapped the brightest Bengali intellectuals--writers, philosophers, historians, mathematicians, physicists, poets--and slaughtered them in the middle of the night.โ€ฆ
In 1700 India (present day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) contributed 24.4% of world's economy with 25% of total industrial output.โ€ฆ
The heaviest hail ever recorded (2.2lbs/0.9kg) is from a storm that happened in 1986 in Bangladesh which killed 92 peopleโ€ฆ
In 2016, hackers likely working for North Korea almost stole nearly a billion usd from Bangladesh. They were successful in taking 81 million
Today I learned about Salah Choudhury. A Bangladesh Journalist that was arrested and severely tortured by the Bangladesh government after attempting to fly to Tel Aviv to attend a journalism conferenceโ€ฆ
Until 2015, there was a tiny sliver of Indian territory completely by a chunk of Bangladeshi territory, that in turn was completely surrounded by a piece of Indian territory, which itself was completely surrounded by Bangladesh.โ€ฆ
Ahsanullah Moni, a wealthy Bangladeshi film-maker, constructed a scale copy of the Taj Mahal in Bangladesh for USD $56 Million, so that poor Bangladeshi can see the famed monument without the expense of traveling to India.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Dahala Khagrabari, which was a piece of Bangladesh that was inside a piece of India, which itself was inside of Bangladeshโ€ฆ
Bangladesh National Sport is Kabaddi, a millennial contact game very popular in South Asia, Japan, and Korea.โ€ฆ
Bill Gates funds a diarrhea research institute located in Bangladeshโ€ฆ
Bangladesh has the fastest GDP growth rate of any country. Nearly double that of China.โ€ฆ
In 21 different countries, the average age that women become mothers for the first time is between 19.6 years and 18 years old. Angola (18 years old), Bangladesh and Niger (18.1 years old), and Chad (18.2 years old) take the first three positionsโ€ฆ
Spammers pay about $0.80 to $1.20 for each 1,000 solved CAPTCHAs to companies employing human solvers in Bangladesh, China, India, and many other developing nations.โ€ฆ
, the largest surrender since ww2 occurred when Pakistan surrendered 93,000 troops and half of the country to India during India-Pakistan war of 1971.The other half later became what is known today as Bangladesh.โ€ฆ
A $1000 pill (Sovaldi) is being sold in Bangladesh for $10, due to a loophole in pharmaceutical patent protection.โ€ฆ
There is a third enclave border which leads to a certain part of India being in Bangladesh, which is also a part of India, which is a part of Bangladeshโ€ฆ
During the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971, Pakistani soldiers killed 3 million Bangladeshi in one of the worst genocide in the history. The USA took Pakistans side which they regretted laterโ€ฆ
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, founding father of Bangladesh married his 3 years old paternal cousin at the age of 13 and consummated the marriage when she was 12 years old.โ€ฆ
There is an island in the Pacific of 300 people, no longer than 750m, where a Polynesian people live at a population density equalling that of Bangladesh. The fact that the island's ecosystem hasn't been negatively impacted has attracted the attention of sustainability scientists.โ€ฆ
In Bhutan, foreigners have to pay around $250 a day for their stay except for citizens of India, Bangladesh and Maldives.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh is 1/5th the size of Texas, but has half as many people as the entire US does. (8th highest population, almost 3000 people/square miles)โ€ฆ
The deadliest tornado was not in the United States, but Bangladesh in 1989, with approximately 1300 people killed.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh has more total English speakers than Canada and that Nigeria has more total English speakers than in the UK.โ€ฆ
India continues North and East of Bangladesh which gives it control over Bangladesh's major river sources.โ€ฆ
A US task force conducted one of the largest military disaster relief efforts ever carried out when they were coming back from the Gulf War but were diverted to Bangladesh provide assistance during the aftermath of the 1991 Bangladesh tsunamisโ€ฆ
The U.S. military saved an estimated 200,000 lives when it diverted troops returning home from the Gulf War to provide aid to Bangladesh after a devastating cyclone in 1991.โ€ฆ
In 1971, America and Britain sent their Naval Fleets in order to protect the perpetrators of the Bangladesh Genocide, the largest genocide since the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.โ€ฆ
After a factory collapsed in Bangladesh killing over 1,000 people, a coalition of retailers signed a new Accord on Factory and Building Safety. Wal-Mart refused to sign, rejecting reforms that would have improved safety standards for factory workers in Bangladesh.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh has the highest rate of child brides under the age of 15. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, says they hope to end the practice by the year 2041.โ€ฆ
The border between India and Bangladesh is so complicated, there is a "3rd order enclave": a piece of India within Bangladesh, within India, within Bangladesh.โ€ฆ
Hackers took $81 million from accounts at Bangladesh Bank by sending fradualant requests for fund transfers. The plan to steal $1 billion failed after a worker grew suspicous of a spelling error which spelled 'foundation' as 'fandation'โ€ฆ
The Indian government has issued cattle ID cards of cows in West Bengal to stop smuggling of cows to Bangladesh. Each cattle ID card has the picture of the animal & the owner with information such as its color,height,sex and length of horns and details-like "one horn missing" or "half tail lost"โ€ฆ
One in five reviews on Yelp are fake and written by freelance writers from the Philippines, Bangladesh and Eastern Europe who receive between $1-10 for each review.โ€ฆ
The world's largest diarrhea hospital is in Bangladesh and is responsible for 18 percent of the entire country's science publicationsโ€ฆ
Bitcoin is illegal in Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia, Ecuador and Bangladeshโ€ฆ
Kuwait almost doubled is meat consumption (kg/person) between 2002 and 2009, from 60.2kg to 119.2kg. Almost drawing level with the United States, the world leader, at 120.2kg. Bangladesh has the lowest meat consumption at only 4kg.โ€ฆ
The world's largest Muslim country, Indonesia, already elected a female president since 2001. Pakistan elected a female president twice. Bangladesh elected 2 female presidents.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh is the eighth most populous country in the world with 160,000,000 people despite being only 56,000 sq mi (roughly the size of Iowa). To put that in context it has nearly 15 million more people than Russia despite not even being a one hundredth the size (in area)โ€ฆ
In Pakistan and Bangladesh trangender individuals are are officially recognized as third gender by the government, being neither completely male nor female.โ€ฆ
Dhaka, Bangladesh has a population density up to 4,210 per acre (2.7 million per sq mile, 1 million per sq km) in some of its slums. This is like cramming 3.7 billion people into Washington DC.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh was the first Secular country in South Asia, 14 years later it turned to being Islamic, then became both Islamic and Secular, and then banned all religion-based politics and became Secular.โ€ฆ
If the entire world had the same population density as Bangladesh, we could fit 165.62 quadrillion people on all the land mass on Earthโ€ฆ
The most deadly tornado recorded was in Bangladesh and killed 1,300 people, and of the 42 deadliest tornadoes recorded 33 of them happened in Bangladesh and the United States.โ€ฆ
Since 1991 Bangladesh has only elected women to be Prime Ministerโ€ฆ
The small city of Sitakunda in Bangladesh has the largest ship-breaking industry in the world.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh and Pakistan were one country until 1971 when a bloody 13 day War, in which India played a major role, resulted in their separation.โ€ฆ
The flag of Bangladesh is a red circle with a green background, but the red circle is off-centered so that itโ€™ll appeared centered when the flag is flying.โ€ฆ
The Pakistan Army raped between 100,000-150,000 women in 1971 in East Pakistan (Bangladesh).โ€ฆ
Chinese fake eggs are not only sold in China, it also sold massively in India and Bangladeshโ€ฆ
Bangladesh, roughly the size of Iowa, has a larger population than Russia.โ€ฆ
Some fishermen in Bangladesh use otters to help catch fish. The fishermen don't train the babies; the baby otters learn the skill from their parents.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh was part of Pakistan (and was called East Pakistan) until 1971.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh is ranked 10th in terms of the number of internet users. Higher than the UK, France, Canada and Sth Korea.โ€ฆ
The United States has only 80 personnel in U.N Peacekeeping Missions Worldwide while Bangladesh has over 9000โ€ฆ
In Pakistan, India & Bangladesh, there is an officially recognized 3rd gender called "hijra", made up of male-born transgender women. Many of them live communally with castration being a rite of initiation, and sex work is commonโ€ฆ
The Capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka, which has a population of 9 million people. This is about 1 million more people than New York City.โ€ฆ
There is a piece of India within Bangladesh, within India, within Bangladesh, and hundreds of other random enclaves on their border. The reason? A series of chess & card game bets between kings centuries ago.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh despite being a similar size to Illinois has a population of 160 million people.โ€ฆ
Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Bangladeshโ€™s most wanted war criminal, lives comfortably in Queens, NY. He is convicted of killing 17 Bengali intellectuals in 1971.โ€ฆ
Bangladesh sent 7 athletes to the Rio Olympics, even though they have a population of 170 million.โ€ฆ
The top 3 visitors by country for are from the US, India and Canada with 39%, 16.5% and 4.9% respectively. The least are from Denmark, Ireland and Bangladesh with 0.5% each.โ€ฆ
There is a species of turtle that only exists in one man-made pond in Bangladesh. The caretakers do not allow anyone to remove them due to the animals being considered the descendants of sinners who were miraculously turned into turtles.โ€ฆ
On April 24, 2013 a building in Bangladesh collapsed killing 1,129 people and injuring ~2,500. It is considered the deadliest accidental structure failure in history.โ€ฆ
The Blood Telegram, the most strongly worded expression of dissent in the history of the U.S. Foreign Service, regarding Operation Searchlight, the planned military operation to control and eliminate all opposition, political or military, in Bangladeshโ€ฆ
Despite being ranked 92nd in terms of area, Bangladesh has the 8th highest population in the worldโ€ฆ
The national anthem of Bangladesh includes the lines: "The fragrance from your mango groves Makes me wild with joy."โ€ฆ
Bangladesh has more people than Russia, despite Russia being almost 119 times as large cia-world-fact-book.findtโ€ฆ
Prostitutes in Bangladesh Use Performance Enhancing Drugsโ€ฆ
The infamous Chittagong ship breaking yard in Bangladesh started when a ship got stranded in the 60's, and since they couldnt get it back out to sea they scrapped it. Thus the local ship breaking industry was born.โ€ฆ

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