There are otter gangs in Singapore who fight for territories. It is well followed by the locals and the press. Each gangs has names and reputations. straitstimes.com/singapor…
French Guiana is not a fully-autonomous territory, but rather an overseas department and region of France. Despite being in South America, French Guiana is part of the European Union and uses the euro, and Guianans are fully French citizens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Today I learned of "Lost Dakota"- a small portion of the Dakota Territory that was not given to any state in the late 19th century and was subsequently forgotten for five years. It was later annexed by Montana and is uninhabited to this day, although it is reportedly "infested with grizzly bears". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los…
In 2016, Yukon Territory ran an awareness campaign advocating for Vitamin D with the slogan "We all need the D." nationalpost.com/news/can…
American Samoa has a population of less than 60k but has the highest rate of military enlistment of any U.S. state or territory. The local Army recruitment station in Pago Pago ranked #1 in 2014 and 2015 in production out of the 885 Army recruiting stations at the time. pireport.org/articles/201…
Jack McCall was found guilty of the murder of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood, SD on 6 Dec 1876 & sentenced to be hung. McCall was the 1st man to be legally hung in the Dakota Territory on 1 Mar 1877 . He was buried in Yankton’s cemetery with the noose from his hanging still around his neck. legendsofamerica.com/we-j…
Canada's Northwest Territories launched a process in 1996 to find a new name. They dropped the matter when "Bob" emerged as a frontrunner. cbc.ca/news/canada/northw…
Hawaii was not a state when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. And in fact many US and British territories were also attacked the very same day. theguardian.com/news/2019…
The Outer Space Treaty, signed by all major space faring nations, prohibits claiming territory in space or on celestial bodies. Space is considered "the shared heritage of mankind" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out…
Germany is permanently forbidden from expanding its territory, even in the event a foreign state/country asked and/or voted to join Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Today I learned about a study at Voyageurs National Park that tracked 6 different packs of wolves for 3 years and saw them never crossing each other’s territory. No turf wars in this park, only respect timberjay.com/stories/a-p…
The U.S. has fourteen U.S. Territories with a permanent population of U.S. citizens of 3.56 million people. Together they would rank as the 29th most populous state. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
An uncontrolled nuclear-powered satellite carrying 45 kg of enriched Uranium impacted Earth in 1978. The crash in Canada's Northwest Territories spread radioactive materials over 100,000 square km. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kos…
In the US states of Rhode Island, New York and the US territory of the American Virgin Islands, life-term inmates are submitted to "civil death": they no longer have any legal personhood as if they were dead and cannot sue nor own property criminallegalnews.org/new…
Certain ant species commit suicide to protect their territory. As stinging wasn't effective against some predators, they evolved the ability to self-sacrifice to kill one or more enemies. They wrap themselves around an opponent & explodes, releasing sticky corrosive material killing both. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…
There is a gravel road out of Iqualit, in Canada's far northern Nunavut territory, that is labelled "the Road to Nowhere". In practice, the "End of the Road to Nowhere" is actually the gated entrance of a members-only shΠΎΠΎting range thewalrus.ca/running-the-…
The reason that male ostriches roar like a lion is primarily because of territory. They live in groups of about ten birds, with one dominant male. The male uses its large and deep grunting sound as a warning call. It is this grunt that is confused with the lions roar,. animalfactguide.com/anima…
Top-level domain names are owned and sold by countries/territories: .ly belongs to Libya, .io to the British Indian Ocean Territory, .ai to Anguilla, .tv to Tuvalu en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.ly
North and South Dakota had an early rivalry. After controversy over the location of a capital, the Dakota Territory was split in two and divided into North and South in 1889. It had nothing to really do with the Senate. time.com/4377423/dakota-n…
The world's longest domestic flight (and the world's longest flight by distance) is a 15728 km flight between Paris and the city of Papeete in the Pacific territory of French Polynesia, which takes between 16-17 hours en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Today I learned about the two-week long lion-hyena war over disputed territory in Ethiopia during 1999, where lions killed 35 hyenas and hyenas managed to kill six lions, with the lions eventually taking over the territory. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afric…
There are almost no mosquitoes in Disney World (Florida) even though it is in a swampy territory abundant with bugs. They have a sophisticated mosquito surveillance program to try and eliminate them quickly. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Richard Ramirez was sentenced to die in California's gas chamber. He stated to reporters after the death sentences, "Big deal. Death always went with the territory. See you in Disneyland." He later died of complications from B cell lymphoma while awaiting execution. theguardian.com/world/201…
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…
The word "Tibet" isn't actually Tibetan. Tibetans call it Bod or Ü-Tsang for the central region. The PRC name for the territory is "Xizang" which means "Western Tsang". One possible origin is "Tufan" which is the Chinese word for "dirt barbarians". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def…
In 1863, an escaped slave named Gordon stumbled into Union Army territory in Louisiana. He had trekked 80 miles after escaping a Mississippi plantation, where he had been whipped so badly that he almost died. His haunting image of gruesome injuries became a rallying cry across the North. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
The Grasshopper Mouse survives on a meat-based diet and is not only immune to scorpion venom, but converts it into a pain killer. It is also known as the Werewolf Mouse because it howls to mark its territory. youtube.com/watch?v=1K9mO…
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi takes up the majority of the UAE's territory, taking up about 87% of the country; however, it is only the second most populous, behind the much smaller Emirate of Dubai. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emi…
In Niue, a small islet in the Pacific Ocean that is territory of New Zealand, PokΓ©mon money is a real thing, along with currency embossed with other PokΓ©mon characters or pop culture references such us Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse or The Disney Princesses procaffenation.com/niue-c…
Today I learned of all the US states and territories, Hawaii has the lowest "highest all-time temperature" at 98Β°. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S…
An 1878 dispute between Argentina and Paraguay arbitrated by American President Rutherford Hayes giving Paraguay 60% of its current territory, led to the naming of a province after him (Presidente Hayes Department) and an official holiday (Laudo Hayes Firm Day). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
During World War 2, Hawaii’s Japanese populationβ€”about 158,000, more than one third of the territory’s total populationβ€”did not face mass removal and imprisonment similar to what happened on the mainland. law.berkeley.edu/article/…
Although the US has no official language 32 States and 4 territories do. It's English en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
Today I learned of the Burr Conspiracy, where former VP Aaron Burr was charged with treason for trying to conquer parts of the Texas Territory and Mexico to make his own country. pbs.org/wgbh/americanexpe…
The capital of Montserratβ€”a UK territoryβ€”has been abandoned since a volcano destroyed it in 1997. It is the only ghost town that is also the capital of a political territory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ply…
Makhnovia was an anarchist stateless territory lasted four years in the present day Ukraine. Their motto was: "Power begets parasites. Long live Anarchy!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
In Australia, from late August to late October(during their mating season), Magpies attack anything, including dogs and cats, that gets close to their territory/nest. It is known as β€œMagpie Swooping Season” environment.sa.gov.au/goo…
The European portion of Russia is less than 25% of the country's territory, but has 78% of the country's population, making European Russia the most populous country in Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
Alberta Canada is the largest inhabited land mass that has no rat population. Every territory surrounding it has rats, but high rat control efforts have kept them out. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Despite its name, no part of Equatorial Guinea's territory lies on the equatorβ€” it is in the northern hemisphere, except for the insular AnnobΓ³n Province, which is about 155 km (96 mi) south of the equator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
General Eisenhower, horrified by the concentration camps discovered as allied troops rolled into Nazi territory, ordered camera crews to document the grisly scenes. He also forced local government officials to tour the camps. Warning: This video is extremely graphic! youtu.be/xlhZe0uWYoo
July 12th is arguably the birthday of England, as it was on 12 July 927 that King Athelstan's overlordship of the Kingdom of York was recognized, making him the first ruler of all the territory of what we now know as England en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Today I learned about Chiune Sugihara, A Japanese diplomat who served as vice-consul for the Japanese Empire in Kaunas, Lithuania and helped about 6,000 Jews flee Europe by issuing transit visas to them so that they could travel through Japanese territory, risking his job and the lives of his family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The Winter Arctic Games are held biennially, featuring athletes from nine teams: Alaska (USA), Northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavik - Quebec, Nunavut, Yukon (all Canada), Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia), Sami people (Arctic Nordic countries, Kola Peninsula), and Greenland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
The bishop of Orlando is also bishop of the moon, due to a canon law that says "any newly discovered territory would fall under the bishopric from whence the discovering expedition departed." His is therefore the largest Catholic diocese, at over 14,000,000 square miles. aleteia.org/2018/08/03/ye…
Washington State made four separate attempts (three while still a territory) to enact women's suffrage before it finally stuck sos.wa.gov/elections/time…
Mainland France, the portion of the French Republic that is not an island or overseas territory, is often reffered to as l'Hexagone ("the Hexagon") because of its approximate shape. wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrop…
As compensation for claiming New Amsterdam (New York) from the Dutch in 1667, the English relinquished claims to the disputed South American territory of Suriname. Today, Suriname is the only independent country in the Americas where most people speak Dutch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sur…
Babies born on planes flying over US territory are granted American citizenship at birth. thepointsguy.com/2018/01/…
During the 1918 flu pandemic the Governor of American Samoa John Martin Poyer quarantined the territory. American Samoa was one of the few places in the world to not suffer any flu deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…

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