The government of Greenland pays for Greenlanders university education anywhere in Europe or North America America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Horses evolved on the great plains of North America. They migrated across the Bering land bridge to Asia, and all remaining horses died out in America. When the Spanish brought horses with them in the 16th century, they were returning them to their native ranges. britannica.com/animal/hor…
Flocks of native wild parrots used to be common in North America, even into Canada. Known as the Carolina Parakeet, they were eventually all killed for their beautiful feathers by 1939. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Denali mountain in Alaska is both the tallest mountain in North America, and taller than Mount Everest measuring from base to summit. Everest reaches a higher altitude however, since it’s on a ~17,000’ plateau. lastfrontier.org/faq-dena…
Eugene Schieffelin hoped to introduce into North America every bird mentioned by Shakespeare. He imported starlings from England and released them in Manhattan in 1890 and 1891. Starlings soon started to drive native birds out of their habitats, ate massive amounts of crops, and spread disease. unintendedconsequenc.es/d…
Today I learned about pawpaws, a tropical flavored fruit, which grows in North America’s forests. seriouseats.com/2014/09/w…
The Great Lakes of North America are only a few thousand years old. They formed when the ice sheets of the most recent glacial period began to recede about 14,000 years ago, filling the basins they left behind with water. britannica.com/place/Grea…
Killer whales are such apex predators they hunt and kill terrestrial mammals such as moose and deer, When swimming between islands in North America earthtouchnews.com/oceans…
Camels and llamas originated from modern day North America roughly 44 million years ago. They later, along with early horses, migrated to Asia across the Bearing land bridge. The last camel in North America was known as the Camelops and lived there until the middle Pleistocene. nps.gov/hafo/learn/nature…
Today I learned about glider named 'Voo-Doo' and her daring pilots that undertook an incredibly dangerous transatlantic flight in 1943 in order to prove the notion of creating a glider air bridge between North America and Britain. youtube.com/watch?v=ud4cq…
The reason one cannot drive straight from North America down to South America is one 100km stretch of extremely difficult, dangerous and environmentally sensitive terrain called the Darien Gap in Central America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Bears are considered by many wildlife biologists to be one of the most intelligent land animals of North America. They possess the largest and most convoluted brains relative to their size of any land mammal. In the animal kingdom, their intelligence compares with that of higher primates. pbs.org/wnet/nature/arcti…
Today I learned about Harry Gardiner also known as the "Human Fly" climbed over 700 buildings with no special equipment, across North America and Western Europe. Gardiner disappeared in 1933, although a body matching his description was found beaten to death under the Eiffel Tower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
The guillotine has only been used once in North America, to execute a murderer in the French territory of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon in 1889 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
North America's Lake Superior contains 10 percent of the world's surface freshwater and holds the remains of 6,000 shipwrecks outsideonline.com/2183826…
1GB of mobile data costs $2.06 on average in Northern Africa & $14.71 in North America cable.co.uk/mobiles/world…
The common saying to identify a poisonous snake, β€˜Red touches black, friend of Jack. Res touches yellow will kill a fellow”, is only applicable in North America wildlife-removal.com/snak…
Despite its name, the New River is 2nd the oldest river in the wold. It is also the oldest river in North America, the Northern Hemisphere, and the Western Hemisphere. The only river that is older than it is the Finke River in Australia. oldest.org/nature/rivers/
The Mid-Atlantic Gap during WW2 was the section of ocean between England and North America where coastal anti-submarine aircraft couldn't effectively patrol. The gap was eventually closed when VLR Liberators came into service. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid…
Dunlop tires actually come from four different companies - depending on the market, the brand is owned by either Goodyear, Sumitomo, Continental or Ruia Group. In fact, in North America Goodyear makes Dunlop car tires, while Sumitomo makes the motorcycle ones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dun…
Przewalski's horses are the only wild horses left in the world. The "wild" horses that abound in Australia and North America's western plains and East Coast barrier islands are actually feral domestic horses that escaped from ranches and farms and returned to the wild. nationalzoo.si.edu/animal…
Entomologists and English speakers outside of North America call them Ladybirds not ladybugs. The ladybird beetle is not classified as a true bug. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Turtle Island is a name for North America used by some Indigenous and First Nations people and by some Indigenous rights activists, based on the Iroquois belief that the earth is supported on the back of a gigantic turtle called Hah-nu-nah en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
The capacity of an average garbage truck in North America -- 500-1000 homes! scdhec.gov/environment/la…
California’s Death Valley contains the lowest point in North America β€” a surreal landscape of vast salt flats. The basin sits 282 feet (86 m) below sea level where a temporary lake may form after heavy rainstorms. nps.gov/places/badwater-b…
The first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid down in the year 1858, which reduced the communication time between North America and Europe from ten days to a matter of minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
The boardgame, Clue (North America), is actually called Cluedo in much of the rest of the world! mysterygamecentral.com/fa…
The first US patent for a USB flash drive was filed in April 1999 by Isreali firm M-Systems (bought by SanDisk in 2006), which teamed up with IBM to begin selling the 8MB 'DiskOnKey' in North America. techspot.com/trivia/78-ho…
The value of the materials mined in North America that come specifically from extraterrestrial impacts totals over $5 billion per year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp…
Honey bees aren't native to North America. When they arrived from Europe they spread out faster than the colonists, and Native Americans considered the appearance of the "white man's fly" to indicate the approach of European settlers monticello.org/site/resea…
One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America, is 1,776 feet. It's height is a reference to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. alansfactoryoutlet.com/th…
22-year old George Washington, who became the first president of the US, inadvertently started the French and Indian War in colonial North America. history.com/news/george-w…
The Grand Kankakee Marsh in Northwest Indiana was one of the largest wetlands in North America at almost 1M acres before it was drained for farmland in the early 1900's. It was also home to one of the densly popluated areas of wildlife. daily-journal.com/news/lo…
There was a genus of camels native to North America and its name is from the Greek for "camel-face" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
The year 1816 is known as the "year without summer" due to the volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, a global temperature drop of up to 3 degrees Celsius and unusually cold and wet conditions sweeping across Europe and North America. edition.cnn.com/2019/09/1…
Today I learned of a man who retired at 61 and becames a perpetual hiker. Over 15 years he walked over 34,000 miles (55,000 KM). He became the first known person to hike the entire Appalachian Range in North America, from Newfoundland to the Keys and more and more. theguardian.com/world/201…
UniversitΓ© du QuΓ©bec Γ  Trois-RiviΓ¨res is home to the first public and the first university-based chiropractic school in North America. The program is limited to 47 admissions per year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
There used to be millions of Bisons across North America until we hunted them to near extinction en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis…
Camels first evolved in North America and camel fossile remains have been found in the arctic. youtu.be/lJNoAE0UHzY
Today I learned about avian keratin disorder (AKD), an emerging disease in North America (first observed in the 1990s) that causes overgrowth of the keratin in birds' beaks. Birds with misshapen beaks can't feed and preen properly, which often results in their deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi…
Today I learned of the Atari shock, where video game revenues peaked at around $3.2 billion in 1983, then fell to around $100 million by 1985 (a drop of almost 97 percent). The crash abruptly ended what is retrospectively considered the second generation of console video gaming in North America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vid…
That, despite scathing reviews, every successive film in the Resident Evil franchise has made more money globally than the previous film (with the exception of Resident Evil: Retribution). The series has made more than $1 billion total and 4 out of 6 of the films opened at #1 in North America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), native to Europe, were first introduced by Shakespeare enthusiasts in 1890 in Central Park, NY with the release of about 100 birds, and they are now one of the most abundant and destructive birds in North America with a population of roughly 200 million. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Dandelions are not indigenous to North America and were introduced by European settlers farmvilleherald.com/2018/…
Sweetwater Sound, the largest online retailer of music equipment and pro audio gear in North America, was originally started as a recording studio that was built by one man in a Volkswagen Bus in 1979. That man, Chuck Surack, still owns the company 100% and works on-site daily. cnn.com/2019/05/20/succes…
An average adult in North America will eat 1,996 lb (905 kilos) of food per year. An average American consumes 3,663 calories per day, while in Europe it is 3,367 and in Asia is just 2,779. inverse.com/article/38623…
Horses originated in North America and spread to every Afro Eurasia and South America, only to become extinct in North America where they originated from. They were then reintroduced back to North America by humans. They have been in every continent including Antarctica now. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo…
A European fungus, accidentally spread to North America in 2006, has caused Bat populations across the US and Canada to plummet by over 90%. Formerly very common bat species now face extinction, having already almost entirely disappeared over the Northeastern US and Eastern Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Camels originated in North America and crossed the Bering land bridge to Asia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Today I learned about Snorri Thorfinnsson, the first European to be born in North America. He was born near modern-day New England around the year 1000. biographi.ca/en/bio/snorr…

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