France covers the most number of time zones in the world, with 12 of them. Libya is the driest country in the world, with 99 per cent of its land covered in desert. China accounts for about 30 per cent of global carbon-dioxide emissions. In Denmark, parents have to choose baby names from a list of 7,000 government-approved names. Every nation on earth is brimming with amazing people, places, events, lifestyles, customs, laws and quirks, and this book takes you on a fun, fact-packed trip through the craziest and the most colourful of these. From what happened in the past to current phenomena, from language to landscapes, from festivals to flags, from food to famous people, and from transport to technology in the most well-known and the remotest locations, this book covers a range of topics and themes that will make you go 'ooh' and 'aah'! With bite-sized text and photographs, this well-researched volume gives you an informative and entertaining peek into the most interesting facts about countries worldwide. What are you waiting for? Step into the 501 Facts Factory for a whirlwind world tour!