Alaska – More than half the coastline of the entire US is in Alaska
The Amazon – The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that hundreds of miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon River is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined.
Antarctica – 90% of the world’s ice covers Antarctica, despite the fact that the continent is a desert receiving an average of just 2″ of precipitation a year. Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with absolute humidity lower than the Gobi Desert.
Brazil – The country of Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around
Canada – Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
Detroit – Woodward Avenue in Detroit, MI carries the designation M-1, so named because it was the first paved road anywhere.
Istanbul – Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
Kansas City – The city of Kansas City is the only city in America to be divided by two states. You could be a resident of Kansas City, Kansas and your neighbor across the street could have a different area code, different laws and a different speed limit driving up the other side of the road to their home, living in Kansas City, Missouri.
Pitcairn Island – The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn Island in Polynesia; just 1.75 sq. miles.
Sahara Desert – There is a town in the Sahara Desert named Tidikelt, Algeria where nary a drop of rain fell for more than 10 years.
Pittsburgh, PA – Known as the “city of bridges”, Pittsburgh has more bridges than any other city in the world other than Venice, Italy.