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Australia is wider than the moon.

California is the closest state to Hawaii, but Hawaii is the furthest state from California.

Detroit is farther east than Atlanta.

The distance between New Zealand and Australia is roughly the same as the distance between the Netherlands and Libya.

Palm trees grow in Ireland at 53 degrees north. In Canada at 55 degrees north, there are polar bears.

Despite Canada being the US’s 'neighbor to the north,' the majority of Canadians live south of Seattle.

There are more people in California than Canada.

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.

Antarctica is the world's largest desert, since it doesn't get all that much rainfall.

Russia has more surface area than Pluto.

Maine is the closest point in the US to Africa.

The Appalachian mountain range formed before the North American continent broke away from Europe, so there's a little chunk of the Appalachians in France.

Reno, Nevada is farther west than Los Angeles, California.

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