12 Facts You Did Not Know About NEW ZEALAND

Facts About New Zealand

1. New Zealand is part of the "Zealandia" continent, of which, 93% is submerged.

2. New Zealand was undiscovered and completely devoid of human beings no more than 800 years ago.

3. New Zealand is the fastest country in the world to start a business: just one day.

4. Of modern countries currently independent, New Zealand was the first to allow women the vote.

5. Sign Language is one of three official languages of New Zealand.

6. There are no terrestrial (land) snakes in New Zealand.

7. In WWII, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.

8. The courts in New Zealand allowed a child to be named "Number 16 Bus Shelter."

9. New Zealand's native Maori make up only 15% of the population, but over 50% of the imprisoned population.

10. It's illegal for drug companies to advertise directly to consumers almost everywhere in the world, except in the U.S. and New Zealand.

11. If everyone lived as densely as the do in Manhattan, the human race could fit in New Zealand.

12. In 2013, a bacteria was found in New Zealand that's resistant to every single antibiotic known.

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