Saudi Arabia owns 15000 acres in California with water rights to the Colorado River so they can cheaply grow alfalfa to feed their cows theguardian.com/us-news/2…
Australia actually sells sand to Saudi Arabia. The reason being is that the type of sand used to make concrete is different than the sand in Saudi Arabia (and other countries in the region), so for Dubai to build the Burj Kalifa they had to import the sand to make the concrete to build it. dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
The Independent news is owned by a Russian oligarch, his son, and a Sultan from Saudi Arabia. bbc.com/news/amp/entertai…
Grammy-winning reggae artist Shaggy served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988-1991 and was deployed to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. He reached the rank of Lance Corporal, but was later demoted for returning to base late from a weekend trip to his music studio militarytimes.com/off-dut…
Saudi Arabia accidentally printed history textbooks showing Yoda sitting next to the king as he signed the UN charter. The artist says he paired up both of them because Yoda’s green skin and green lightsaber matched the green of the Saudi flag. The artist denied placing it in history books. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
Is 2011, Saudi Arabia detained an Israeli vulture on suspicion of spying after it was discovered with a GPS transmitter attached to it. bbc.com/news/world-middle…
That, of the seven Kings of Saudi Arabia, the most recent six were all sons of the first, King Abdulaziz (born 1875), the throne passing brother to brother since his death in 1953 through agnatic seniority. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
In arabic language, Sham means left hand side and Yemen means right hand side, hence the Arabic names of Syria and Yemen as they are on left and right of Saudi Arabia when you face east en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syr…
There are 5 countries without a written, codified constitution: New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Israel and Saudi Arabia. They rely instead on a conjunction of separate documents and precedents for legal decision-making. worldatlas.com/articles/c…
Today I learned of King Fahd's Fountain in Saudi Arabia, the tallest fountain in the world. Reaching a height of 312m, it is taller than the London Shard, the Eiffel Tower, and the Chrysler Building. arabnews.com/node/409152
The United States, and not Saudi Arabia or Russia, is the largest oil producer in the world money.cnn.com/2018/09/12/…
The Kaaba πŸ•‹ in the Great Mosque of Mecca is black because it's covered with a giant silk shroud called the kiswah. It's made with 670 kgs of black silk, embroidered with 15 kg of gold thread, and costs $4.5 million to make. It's also replaced every year by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kis…
It’s still illegal to this day to drink alcohol in Saudi Arabia and people who are caught can be imprisoned and sometimes flogged. worldatlas.com/articles/1…
Saudi Arabia's special needs football team won the World Cup four times in a row arabnews.com/node/1358506…
Saudi Arabia’s royal family’s net worth of $1.4 trillion, makes the family roughly 16 times as wealthy the British royal family, which has a net worth of $88 billion. cnbc.com/2018/08/18/this-…
Saudi Arabia carries out crucifixions. bbc.com/news/world-middle…
Women in Saudi Arabia were prohibited from jogging in public until a reform was introduced in 2017. reuters.com/article/us-wo…
Saudi Arabia's grand mufti has ruled that chess is forbidden in Islam, saying it encourages gambling and is a waste of time. theguardian.com/world/201…
There are only seven countries where alcohol is illegal: Afghanistan, Maldives, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen smartadvocate.com/News/Bl…
Dabbing is illegal in Saudi Arabia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dab…
Saudi Arabia accidentally printed textbooks showing Yoda sitting next to the king. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
Most of the early Islamic heritage sites in Saudi Arabia, associated with family and companions of Muhammad, have been destroyed since the rise to power of Saud family in early XIX century en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des…
The death of all 301 passengers in Saudi Arabia in 1980 is the world’s deadliest aviation accident not to involve a crash or mid-flight break up. After landing when a fire started in the cargo bay the pilot taxied the aircraft back towards the terminal. All on board died from smoke inhalation. telegraph.co.uk/travel/tr…
Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia. This is because their own camels are bred for domestic purposes and racing, with the camels from Australia being used for the meat, which is considered a delicacy. commodity.com/saudi-arabi…
Vimto - a niche soft drink in the UK more famous for being an anagram of "Vomit" - has a 90% market share in the cordial concentrated drinks market in Saudi Arabia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vim…
Saudi Arabia accidentally printed textbooks showing Yoda sitting next to the king. nytimes.com/2017/09/21/wo…
The United States produces 10+ Million barrels of oil a day. 20% more than Saudi Arabia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Thai thief who stole valuable gems and set off the Blue Diamond Affair between Saudi Arabia and Thailand in 1989, told reporters in 2016 that he would become a monk for the remainder of his life (then 65 years old) to repent for his dishonest actions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
Saudi Arabia technically has a prime minister. That post, however, is held by the king. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
The largest airport by area in the world is King Fahd airport in Saudi Arabia at 78,000 hectares...BIGGER THAN BAHRAIN! worldatlas.com/amp/articl…
It’s illegal to wear camouflage in: Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia or Zimbabwe. You probably won’t end up in jail, but you can expect to part ways with all your camouflage gear. godsavethepoints.com/camo…
It is illegal for civilians to wear camouflage clothing in at least 18 countries, including Jamaica, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Saudi Arabia accidentally printed a school textbook with a picture of Yoda (from Star Wars) sitting next to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. It is not known how Yoda ended up in the textbook. bbc.co.uk/news/world-midd…
The front and back side of the flags of Brazil and Saudi Arabia are per definition different, since the backside is not a mirror image of the front. They are produced with two front sides sewn together so the flags text is readable from both sides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Abraj Al Bait (Saudi Arabia) cost $16.37 billion to construct (inflation adjusted) - making it the most expensive building in the world to build. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (France) is expected to cost $25 billion and is due to be built by 2070. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
HRH Prince Abdullah bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has a steam profile and is heavily into anime gurugamer.com/esports/pri…
Prince of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, frequently plays games on Steam and has spent thousands of dollars on in-game purchases. He also likes anime-ish games. gurugamer.com/esports/pri…
A 1km tall building is currently under construction in Saudi Arabia. meconstructionnews.com/st…
Back in 2016, The deserts of Saudi Arabia were covered in snow, first time in 85 years, but weather soon turned very serious, and deadly flood. watchers.news/2016/11/30/…
Dabbing is banned in Saudi Arabia. In 2017, a singer was arrested for doing it and it led to social media outrage in the country. nostoryleftbehind.com/ent…
In 2018, there were 1.73 trillion barrels of oil in the world. That's enough to last another 50 years since the world uses 95 million barrels per day. Venezuela has 303.3 billions of barrels, about 17.3% of the total. Saudi Arabia has 297.7 billion barrels, 17.2%. Canada has 9.7% of world total. thebalance.com/oil-reserv…
The Queen of England once "terrorised" Saudi Arabia's King by driving him around. In Saudi Arabia women are not allowed to drive. huffingtonpost.com/2015/0…
Today I learned about the tombs of Petra’s sister city Mada’in Saleh. A national treasure of Saudi Arabia, these fantastic carved megaliths contribute to the stark beauty of the desert landscape. saudi-archaeology.com/sit…
"Harrat Khaybar, one of Saudi Arabia's largest volcanic fields, covers an area of more than 14,000 kmΒ² north of Madinah (Medina)." volcano.si.edu/volcano.cf…
Some countries have a drunk driving Blood Alcohol Concentration limit of 0.0 (e.g. Saudi Arabia) and some countries have No Limit (e.g. Guatemala) rupissed.com/blood_alcoho…
Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Osama’s father) founded the Saudi Binladin Group, which on September 11, 2015 experienced an accident on a job site at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia which killed 107 and injured over 230. bbc.com/news/world-middle…
Women can fly airplanes in Saudi Arabia, but can't drive cars. bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
Saudi Arabia tore down a centuries old Turkish fortress, at one time used to protect Mecca and the Kaaba from invaders and bandits, to build a Megahotel complex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajy…
The United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia and now produces more oil and natural gas than any other country in the world theguardian.com/business/…
Today I learned of Saleh Ibn Abdul Rahman al-Hussayen, a senior official in Saudi Arabia, who stayed in the same hotel as the 9/11 hijackers the night before the attacks. He feigned a seizure when interviewed by the FBI and flew back to Saudi Arabia after flights resumed, against the FBI's recommendation. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
In 2002, a fire at a girls' school in Mecca, Saudi Arabia killed fifteen girls. It has been strongly suggested that their deaths occured due to the involvement of the "religious police," who prevented them from leaving the building because the girls were not wearing correct Islamic dress. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Canal France International accidentally broadcasted 30 minutes of porn to Saudi Arabia... instead of a children's programme. upi.com/Archives/1997/07/…
Today I learned of Neom, a $500 billion utopian territory based on tech and liberal values that Saudi Arabia plans to build by 2025 bigthink.com/design-for-g…
Saudi Arabia has used up all its groundwater and will need to import all its food. California is headed down the same path and so is China. revealnews.org/article/wh…
A fire in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2002 killed 15 school girls. The girls were not allowed to leave the burning building by the state's religious police because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress. hrw.org/news/2002/03/14/s…
Saudi Arabia beheads nearly two people per week amnesty.org/en/news/saudi…
When the King of Saudi Arabia visited Britain, the Welsh Guards welcomed him by playing the Star Wars Imperial March youtube.com/watch?v=SG23b…
Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river. facts.randomhistory.com/s…
In Saudi Arabia women are allowed to fly aircraft, though they must be chauffeured to the airport because it's illegal for them to drive a car. wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_…
It's illegal to wear camoflauge clothing in Jamaica, Saudi Arabia and Barbados. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Saudi Arabia is working to reverse decades of favoring religious over scientific studies in schools and universities. The country is pouring billions into improving science curricula, endowing new research-oriented universities and establishing scientific agencies. globalpost.com/dispatch/e…
While women and Saudi Arabia are allowed to fly a plane, they must be chauffeured to the airport because it is illegal for them to operate a motor vehicle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
The "90-Mile Straight" across Australia's Nullarbor Plain is not the longest straight road in the world. That honor belongs to Highway 10, located in Saudi Arabia, which runs due East for 140 miles. cntraveler.com/story/the-…
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain recently made a joint bid to host the Olympics with the mens' events in Saudi Arabia and the womens' events in Bahrain as women are not allowed to play sports in Saudi Arabia. The IOC vetoed the bid. gamesbids.com/eng/summer-…
Saudi Arabia once bade to co-host the Olympics proposing that all men events to be held in their country and all women events in Baharin since it's not allowed for women to participate in sports there. gamesbids.com/eng/summer-…
About 18% of California's irrigation water is used to farm Alfalfa - a quarter of which is exported to places like China, Japan and Saudi Arabia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Venezuela has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia but produces less than a forth of what Saudi produces per year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPE…
There is a square colloquially known as Chop Chop Square in Saudi Arabia. The square has built in drains for the executions they have every Friday after prayer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
King Saud of Saudi Arabia had 115 children and made slavery in Arabia illegal in 1962 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sau…
The Jeddah Tower is being constructed in Saudi Arabia. It will take the title of world's tallest building from the Burj Khalifa and they were both designed by the same American architect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adr…
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is the first mixed-gender university campus in Saudi Arabia. The religious police do not operate on-site, and women are allowed to mix freely with men and to drive on campus, and they are not required to wear veils. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
350 million years ago, there existed a 20 foot tall mushroom in Saudi Arabia. It was likely the largest living thing on dry land at that time. reuters.com/article/2007/…
The most recent beheading for sorcery in Saudi Arabia was in 2012. content.usatoday.com/comm…
The country with the most proven oil reserves (even more than Saudi Arabia) is Venezuela. worldatlas.com/articles/t…
Until recently Saudi Arabia didn't have street addresses. esri.com/news/arcnews/win…
A UAE delegate was deported from Saudi Arabia because authorities feared he was too handsome and might corrupt impressionable women at the annual Janadriyah Festival. metro.co.uk/2013/04/25/om…
In Mecca of Saudi Arabia where Muhammad was born, 95% of buildings that were built when Muhammad was alive have been purposefully demolished. The house of Abu Bakr, Muhammad's companion, is now the site of the local Hilton hotel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mec…
The flag of Saudi Arabia is never flown at half-mast as a sign of mourning, as lowering it is considered blasphemous. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
In 1970 a group of alcohol smugglers in Saudi Arabia stashed alcohol at the blind Grand Mufti's house. After he died over 180 cases of liquor were confiscated, causing a dramatic shortage on the black market. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Islamic schools, "Maddrassas," funded largely by Saudi Arabia, provide the only viable means for most Pakistani boys to get an education, and in many regions outnumber the state run schools. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Saudi Arabia purchased a large chunk of land in Arizona just to grow hay and ship it back to their dairy farms. arabnews.com/news/537336
A man was deported from Saudi Arabia for being too handsome theweek.co.uk/world-news/…
If you are an atheist, Saudi Arabia considers you a terrorist which is punishable by death. patheos.com/blogs/friendl…
There are more than 1 million Catholics in Saudi Arabia pewforum.org/files/2011/1…
6 countries in the world still use Absolute Monarchy as their form of government: Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Swaziland, Brunei, and the Vatican City. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abs…
Saudi Arabia promotes practice of marriage between close relatives which has produced high level of several genetic disorder including thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, spinal muscular atrophy, deafness and muteness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sau…
Saudi Arabia still occasionally sentences people to crucifixion, most recently in March 2013. theguardian.com/world/201…
If you carry and drink alcoholic beverages in Saudi Arabia, you’ll get a number of whip lashes bbc.com/news/uk-34516143
A man in Saudi Arabia installed a fridge on the street and stocks it with free food for the homeless people in his neighborhood. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Ibn Saud, the man who founded Saudi Arabia in 1932, had 45 sons, ten of whom were capable enough to be candidates for his succession. Six of the ten went on to become kings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn…
The US tried to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan with flag-covered footballs for kids, including the flag of Saudi Arabia. The notion of kicking that flags holy islamic inscription was seen as highly offensive, leading to condemnation and protests by local populace. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
Persons with an Israeli government stamp in their passport or who are openly Jewish are generally not permitted to enter Saudi Arabia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In 1991 mutinous units of Iran's Revolutionary Guard attempted to launch missile attacks against coalition forces in Saudi Arabia to trigger an armed conflict between Iran and the United States. Regular Iranian army forces rushed to the missile battery to prevent the missiles' firing. meforum.org/1979/the-revo…
The PokΓ©mon Trading Card Game for the Gameboy Color is banned in Saudi Arabia because "it promotes Zionism" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok…
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia all have a higher proportion of women in parliament than the USA does in congress data.worldbank.org/indica…
, in Saudi Arabia, before a convict is executed by sword, the executioner sometimes visits the family to ask for forgiveness for convict. newsweek.com/2014/10/24/w…
A Malaysian woman returning home from Saudi Arabia on 3/8/2014 who hadn't heard of the loss of Flight MH370, saw a plane sinking in the Indian Ocean; she reported to authorities but no one took her seriously even after it was learned that the flight had veered towards the Indian Ocean. thejakartapost.com/news/2…
There isn't any movie theaters in Saudi Arabia with the exception of a IMAX theater which is only allowed to show documentaries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
When Starbucks opened stores in Saudi Arabia, they were built with a wall to separate women, and the woman was removed from the Starbucks logo nbcnews.com/news/world/st…
Saudi Arabia developed robotic camel jockeys because too many 4yo slave boys were dying. Child slave jockeys were outlawed in 2005. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…

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