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    15 Crazy Facts About Some Of The World's Lesser-Known Countries

    Wait, which country uses giant carved stones as a form of currency? Thanks to this Quora thread.

    1. Kiribati is the world's only country to fall within all four hemispheres.

    2. The island nation of Niue has coins featuring Disney characters, Star Wars characters, and more.

    Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and with only about 1,200 residents, the small island nation of Niue is one of the most remote in the world. Although Niue is largely self-governing, it does maintain ties with New Zealand; Niue's ties to New Zealand include having that country's mint create Niue's coins. The Disney coins were released in 2014, and although they are technically worth $25 in Niue's currency, the actual value of the coins is much higher — the rarest of which is a gold coin worth $40,000.

    (Source: Quora)

    3. Ethiopia still follows a traditional calendar that is seven years behind the rest of the world.

    4. Greenland is unable to join FIFA because the ground there can't grow a grass field.

    Because of the country's climate, the ground is generally covered in ice or permafrost, making it nearly impossible to grow enough grass to form a regulation-size soccer field. Most games are simply played on dirt/gravel.

    (Source: Quora)

    (And yes, Greenland is technically not an independent country. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

    5. The country of Nauru does not have a capital city.

    6. Speaking of Nauru, it also holds the distinction of being the fattest nation in the world.

    7. Tuvalu received $50 million in exchange for the rights to the nation's lucrative internet domain, .tv.

    8. The most isolated tree in the world was located in the middle of the Sahara Desert in Niger.

    9. One of the islands in the Federated States of Micronesia uses giant carved stones as a form of currency.

    10. There are 23 native languages recognized by the government in Guatemala.

    11. In 1973, Bhutan instituted a policy to measure the nation's Gross National Happiness (as opposed to the more typical Gross Domestic Product).

    12. A 2007–2008 Gallup poll found Estonia to be the least religious country in the world.

    13. San Marino has the highest amount of automobiles per people in the world.

    A 2010 study found that the tiny nation of San Marino, which is located entirety within Italy, had 1,139.06 cars per 1,000 people — the only nation in the study, in fact, that had more cars than citizens.

    (Source: Quora)

    14. Papua New Guinea, with only 6.5 million residents, contains about 12% of the world's spoken languages.

    15. Liechtenstein is the world's largest producer of false teeth.

    Even with just under 40,000 residents, the Principality of Liechtenstein is a major powerhouse when it comes to the production of false teeth. In 2010, it was manufacturing about 60 million false teeth, which was one-fifth of the total amount of false teeth produced worldwide.

    (Source: Quora)