Today I learned of Nepalโ€™s 288% automobile tax rate. If you were to buy a car that costs 10k in the US, it would cost around 30k in Nepal.โ€ฆ
Exactly 67 years ago, at 11:30AM on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth.โ€ฆ
The country with the most airline accidents is Nepal with 9 crashes since 2010 (out of a total of 109 crashes) that resulted in 147 deaths.โ€ฆ
When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, Nepalโ€™s longest-serving โ€œliving goddessโ€ Dhana Kumari was forced to break seclusion and walk the streets for the first time in her life.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Crown Prince Shah of Nepal who was named king, though he was in a coma after his suicide attempt, which took place after murdering his father King Birendraโ€ฆ
On a trip to Nepal, Apollo astronaut Stu Roosa met Nepalese who believe the spirits of their dead reside on the Moon. Roosa could not understand why a few of the local citizens treated him like a god, nor why they were distressed when he told them he saw no one else on the Moonโ€ฆ
Fossils of sea creatures called Ammonites are considered holy symbols in the folk Hindu beliefs of India and Nepal. They and other marine fossils are found in the Himalayas, which were raised from the now-drained Tethys Sea. Climbers to Mt Everest have brought back fossils of Sea Lilies.โ€ฆ
Nepal, a tiny Himalayan nation, contributed almost 200,000 men and ยฃ1,000,000 to the British government during WW1โ€ฆ
The National flag of Nepal is the only non-quadrilateral national flag in the world.โ€ฆ
Cash-strapped western hippies who came on buses to Nepal sold their Mercedes buses and those vehicles have been operational for nearly half a century.โ€ฆ
Dr Sanduk Ruit who is an opthalmologist from Nepal has personally restored the eye sight of over 130,000 people across Asia and Africa for free of cost, he also restored the sight of 1000 N. Koreans in 2006 visit thereโ€ฆ
Some countries have one-day weekends, Friday only in Djibouti, Iran, Palestine, and Somalia. Saturday only in Nepal. Most other countries have two-day weekends.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about a festival in nepal that worship dogs once a year for their loyalityโ€ฆ
Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first confirmed climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, later established a charity organization called the "Himalayan Trust". It is designed to help the Sherpa people living in Nepal.โ€ฆ
Thereโ€™s a type of honey called "mad honey," which causes hallucinations. Honey hunters in Nepal make dangerous vertical climbs to harvest it since it sells for $60-80 a poundโ€ฆ
In 2001, the Crown Prince of Nepal shot 9 members of the royal family including the King and Queen before shooting himself in the left temple, despite being right handed, and dying three days later.โ€ฆ
Ronaldo was named the world's most charitable sportsperson in 2015 after donating ยฃ5 million to the relief effort after the earthquake in Nepal which killed over 8,000 people.โ€ฆ
Today I learned that the language of the Ewoks in Star Wars is a mixture of the Nepal and Tibetan languagesโ€ฆ
The national flag of Nepal is the world's only non-quadrilateral flag that acts as both the state flag and civil flag of a sovereign nation.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about a tradition in Nepal where a young girl is worshipped as living Goddess on Earth. She is called as Kumari who is a pre-pubescent girl chosen from the Shakya caste of Newari community of Nepal.โ€ฆ
In 2001 the Crown Prince of Nepal shot dead 9 members of his family at a dinner party, including the King and Queen. He then shot himself and died three days later.โ€ฆ
There are only 3 countries that don't have rectangular flags, these are Nepal, Switzerland and Vatican city. The official flag of Nepal is the only non-quadrilateral flag in the world.โ€ฆ
Nepal has instructions on how to draw its flag in its Constitution.โ€ฆ
In Nepal, tigers and people have learned to use the exact same forest trails at different times of day to reduce the chances of fatal encounters blogs.discovermagazine.coโ€ฆ
Today I learned of a disease called Seasonal Acute Pan-Uveitis(SHAPU). It is a disease that has been reported only in Nepal, and only in odd numbered years too.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Nepalese Royal Massacre, when the crown prince of Nepal fatally shot nine members of the royal family before killing himself, leading to a succession crisis. Many details about the shooting were never discovered, leading to many conspiracy theories about what actually happened.โ€ฆ
The United Nations was gifted a statue of an elephant by Kenya, Namibia and Nepal, but the UN hid it because the statue has an erect penis. community.seattletimes.nwโ€ฆ
Scientist John All fell into a 70-foot deep crevasse in Nepal. He broke 15 bones and was bleeding internally but miraculously survived and was able to document his climb out.
The flag of Nepal is highly irregular. It is the world's only non-quadrilateral flag, and its circumscribed rectangle has an irrational ratio, known as the smallest root of a 4th degree polynomial.
Nepal has a bunch of "living goddesses" who retire around age 12.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about a car mechanic in Nepal, whose family consists of 20 or more adopted street dogs. They are treated as their own children by the mechanic's wife.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
A guy from Sweden rode his bicycle to Nepal, climbed Everest alone without Sherpas or bottled oxygen, then cycled back to Sweden again.โ€ฆ
The flag of Nepal, famous for being the only current national flag that isn't a quadrilateral, has its dimensions specified by law. The rectangle circumscribing the flag has an irrational ratio that is the least root of a quartic polynomial.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Indian โ€œPunditsโ€- undercover agents who mapped countries in South Asia, such as Tibet and Nepal, for the British Empire in the mid-19th century, as they were banned from them. The pundits used a 100-bead rosary to count steps and a prayer wheel to store secret messages.โ€ฆ
4 Out of Nepal's 7 Provinces don't have official names, and are just referred to as Province 1, Province 2, Province 3, and Province 5.โ€ฆ
Nepal has an article in its constitution detailing the steps to drawing its flag, making it the most mathematical flag in the world.โ€ฆ
That, in 2005, Nepal Airlines sacrificed two goats in front of their two malfunctioning Boeing airplanes to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god. According to a spokesperson, the snag was fixed and the aircraft could resume their flights.โ€ฆ
Chhaupadi is a tradition in some regions of Nepal, where women are banned from their houses during their menstruation to live in a hut or a cattle shed. There are reported deaths due to smoke inhalation, cold or snake bites.โ€ฆ
There's a man in Nepal who can lick his own forehead.
The Constitution of Nepal lays down specific mathematical equations and a 24-point guide on the design of it's national flag. These guidelines are often disregarded, and hence the flag had been depicted incorrectly several times in the public domain, including the 2016 Summer Olympics.โ€ฆ
There is an $11,000 royalty fee a climber must pay to the Nepal government to climb Mount Everest. They earn around $3.25 million every season. economictimes.indiatimes.โ€ฆ
The Champawat Tiger was estimated to kill 436 people in Nepal. The Nepalese army was called in and failed to track it down and capture/kill it.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Lukla airport. A 500m, 12ยฐ runway in Nepal with a wall at one end and a huge drop at the otherโ€ฆ
The Constitution of Nepal states that if the President is male, the Vice President must be female, and vice versaโ€ฆ
A "Sherpa" isnt a porter on mountain-climbing expedition but an ethnic group living mostly in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Sherpas all have the surname "Sherpa". The name was mistakenly given to them by Nepalese census takers who didn't realize that last names are not a part of Sherpa culture.โ€ฆ
In 2001 Prince Dipendra of Nepal killed 10 members of his family, including both the King and the Queen. He then attempted to commit suicide, but failed and instead put himself into a coma. while in the coma, he was declared King of Nepal, as he was the only eligible royal left.โ€ฆ
Dr Sanduk Ruit who is an opthalmologist from Nepal has personally restored the eye sight of over 130,000 people across Asia and Africa for free of cost, he also restored the sight of 1000 N. Koreans in 2006 visit thereโ€ฆ
Nepali Khukuri or Gurkha Kukri came to existence in the world as a fierce weapon during the battle between the East India Company and Nepal in 1815.โ€ฆ
Nepal is the only country in the modern world that does not have a quadrilateral (usually rectangular) national flag.โ€ฆ
The flag of Nepal is so complicated that there is a 24-step instruction how to draw it in the constitution of Nepalโ€ฆ
The height of Mount Everest was in dispute as recently as 2010, when China and Nepal agreed on 8,848 metersโ€ฆ
Nepal is the only country that does not a rectangular/squared country flag.โ€ฆ
The highest 100 mountains on Earth are all located around the same region, between three countries: Nepal, China, and Pakistan.โ€ฆ
The current outbreak of Cholera in Haiti was started at a camp of Nepalese peacekeepers who were assisting after the 2010 earthquake. Sanitation efforts were inadequate to prevent its spread, and the strain is genetically identical to one naturally found to Nepal.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of 43 climbers who were killed in October 2014 in a series of snowstorms and avalanches in Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster. As a result, Annapurna has the highest fatality rate for mountains over 8,000 meters high, with nearly 32% having died in the attempt.โ€ฆ
China & Nepal disagreed over the height of Mount Everest. Nepal wanted to include the height of the snow on the summit, and China only wanted to state the height of the rock. They argued for 5 years. It was a 4m difference.โ€ฆ
Beetle breeding is a $100 million industry in Japan. In 1999, a beetle specimen sold for 10,000,000 yen which was about $100,000 at the time. The industry used to be illegal which caused surges in beetle smuggling- in 2001, two Japanese men were arrested in Nepal trying to smuggle 542 beetles.โ€ฆ
There is a wild gathered honey from Nepal that gets you high.
There is a festival celebrated in Nepal for dogs, honoring their loyalty and friendship.
Nepal is the only country in the world that has a non-quadrilateral flag.โ€ฆ
The Kali Gandani Gorge in Nepal is the deepest in the world.โ€ฆ
Nepal is the only country to have a non-rectangular flag, instead it takes the shape of two triangles stacked on top of each otherโ€ฆ
In 2001, the King of Nepal was killed by his son, the Crown Prince, when he went on a shooting spree that killed nearly a dozen members of the royal family.โ€ฆ
From late June 2017 onwards, tens of women in various states of India and Nepal had their hair mysteriously chopped off, and noone yet knows how, why, or who did it.โ€ฆ
Qamdo Bamda airport in Nepal has the longest runway in the world at 5.5km as it's 4.3km above sea level, and the thinner air makes it harder for planes to take off.โ€ฆ
There was a Communist uprising in Nepal that lead to the Nepalese Civil War, which lasted 10 years.โ€ฆ
Nepal is the only country in the world to have a non-quadrilateral flag.โ€ฆ
The Nepal government now charges $25,000 USD to climb to the upper base camp of Mount Everest.โ€ฆ
The directions to draw the countryโ€™s flag, is found in Nepalโ€™s constitution.โ€ฆ
Canada and Nepal produce ca. 57% of the world's supply of mustard seeds.โ€ฆ
Certain species of bees in Nepal produce psychedelic honeyโ€ฆ
The top 100 mountain peaks in the world are all in Asia. 99 out of them pass through at least one of India, Nepal, China Pakistan or Bhutan.โ€ฆ
Dr. Sanduk Ruit (born to uneducated parents in a poor family) of Nepal devised a cheap but effective cataract treatment procedure that cut the cost by 90%. He has successfully treated over 100,000 people across developing world including North Korea.โ€ฆ
After 300 years the discovery of the Royal Arsenal of Nepal was found under a palace and recovered and sold to a antique arms dealer. A total of 6 months and 430 tons the total of everything from bayonets and knives to siege guns and cannons.โ€ฆ
Maggie Doyne, at just 19, used the $5,000 saved from babysitting gigs to build a home for children in Nepal. She's gone on to adopt more than 50 children.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Royal Gurkha Rifles, a regiment of the British Army, whose soldiers are recruited from Nepal. Their motto is "Better to die than live a coward".โ€ฆ
Qantas, an Australian Airline, is the safest in the world, holding seven stars. The least safe airlines are Tara Air (Nepal), Nepal Airlines, Scat Airlines (Kazakhstan) and Kam Air (Afghanistan). These all hold only one star for safety, and are banned from flying within the EU.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Nepal Royal Massacre, where the Crown Prince killed 10 family members and then himself. Conspiracies focus on the king's brother, since he was not in attendance, his wife and children were among the few survivors, and he was next in line for the throne after the king and two princes died.โ€ฆ
Sherpas are considered wealthy in Nepal earning up to $5000 per year or $125 per day, per climb.โ€ฆ
Girls from Newar community in Nepal get married thrice; first to a Hindu God-Vishnu, second to the Sun and finally to a man ensuing they won't be widow even after their husband's demise thus preventing them from the torments of the medieval societyโ€ฆ
A single tiger along the India / Nepal border once killed and ate an estimated 430 people.โ€ฆ
Nepal Airlines have the worst safety record in the world, and have sacrificed goats to fix technical problems.โ€ฆ
Nepal is trying to promote mount everest as a gay wedding destination.โ€ฆ
In 2001, the Crown Prince of Nepal nearly murdered his entire family in the "Nepalese Royal Massacre"โ€ฆ
Nepal was the first country in Asia to introduce gay marriage. It has also outlawed the death penalty.โ€ฆ
Slavery was legal in Nepal until 1924โ€ฆ
Many asian countries like India uses half-hour time zones. Nepal uses a quarter-hour derivation (UTC+05:45).โ€ฆ
Today I learned of King Dipendra of Nepal, whose entire 3 day reign was spent in a coma. He became king after he murdered his father and most of his royal family in the Nepalese Royal Massacre in 2001. He is one of the shortest reigning monarchs in history.โ€ฆ
8 months ago, the U.S. military and troops from 20 countries practiced responding to an 8.2 magnitude Earthquake- in Nepal.โ€ฆ
During a 5 day long festival in Nepal, Crows,Dogs,Oxen and Cows get their own day to be worshiped and on the last day family is honored.โ€ฆ
Due to differences in calendars, it is currently 2070 in Nepal and 2006 in Ethiopia.โ€ฆ
Although Nepal's area is actually much the same as that of the state of Florida in USA, if Nepal could be taken off the face of the earth and laid flat, its area would equal that of the whole of the United States of Americaโ€ฆ
After the Nepal earthquake the United States sent several skilled search and rescue teams, dozens of humanitarian aircraft (one of which crashed killing 6 U.S. Marines, as well as hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian supplies.โ€ฆ
One bengal tiger killed an estimated 436 people in Nepal during the 19th century.โ€ฆ
Female Bengal Tiger was responsible for 436 documented deaths in Nepal and the Kumaon area of India, She was so bold that she roamed the roads outside villages, roaring and terrorizing the villagers. All the killings were done during the daytime.โ€ฆ
Nepal was one of the first countries to declare war on Germany in WWII.โ€ฆ
On 1st of June 2001 the heir to the Nepalese throne - Prince Dipendra shot and killed several members of the royal family (while intoxicated) including his parents - the reigning King and Queen. This eventually lead to the abolishment of the Kingdom of Nepal.โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Champawat Tiger, a female Bengal tiger who was responsible for over 400 deaths in Nepal and India during the early 20th Century.โ€ฆ
A half mushroom-half-caterpillar called Yarsagumba lives in the mountains of Nepal. It's basically a caterpillar that turns into a fungus in the summer. It is used as an aphrodisiac and as a treatment for cancer and asthma and costs around $18,000 per KG.โ€ฆ

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