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…
Saudi Arabia is building a new futuristic city in the country’s northwestern region (Tabuk) which has been called the world most ambitious project and known as Β« the land of the future”. It will be 33 times the size of New York City and nearly the size of Belgium en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo…
The Independent news is owned by a Russian oligarch, his son, and a Sultan from Saudi Arabia. bbc.com/news/amp/entertai…
As of 2012 there is still an active witch hunting unit in Saudi Arabia. In 2009, 118 people were charged with witchcraft and by 2011 there were 9 bureaus in the country to combat sorcery. The US has been accused of having sorcerers. theatlantic.com/internati…
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 world's tallest lighthouse is the Jeddah Light in Saudi Arabia. Built in 1990, at 436 feet it is over 100 feet taller than the next tallest lighthouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
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…
The United States, and not Saudi Arabia or Russia, is the largest oil producer in the world money.cnn.com/2018/09/12/…
Today i learned the region where saudi arabia and yemen is now was once called "arabia felix" which is latin for "lucky" or "happy" arabia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
Saudi Arabia accidentally printed textbooks showing Yoda sitting next to the king. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
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…
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
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 carries out crucifixions. 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…
Saudi Arabia's special needs football team won the World Cup four times in a row arabnews.com/node/1358506…
There are only seven countries where alcohol is illegal: Afghanistan, Maldives, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen smartadvocate.com/News/Bl…
Women in Saudi Arabia were prohibited from jogging in public until a reform was introduced in 2017. reuters.com/article/us-wo…
The United States produces 10+ Million barrels of oil a day. 20% more than Saudi Arabia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Saudi Arabia accidentally printed textbooks showing Yoda sitting next to the king. nytimes.com/2017/09/21/wo…
Saudi Arabia technically has a prime minister. That post, however, is held by the king. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
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 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…
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…
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…
A 1km tall building is currently under construction in Saudi Arabia. meconstructionnews.com/st…
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…
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…
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 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…
Women can fly airplanes in Saudi Arabia, but can't drive cars. bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
"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…

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