15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND

15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND

The human population of NZ is only 4.6 million (NZ is similar in land size to Japan or the UK), but that is still no excuse for our slackness on Steemit

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NZ has more helicopters per capita than any other country

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NZ is considered one of the more liberal nations in the world with same-sex marriage and prostitution being legal, the driving age is 16, the consensual age for sex is 16, and the drinking age is 18

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No place in NZ is more than 140 km (87 miles) from the sea. (NZ is quite long and narrow)

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NZ has won more Olympic gold medals, per capita, than any other country (rowing, athletics, and sailing are where Kiwis kick arse)

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Only 5% of NZ’s population is human – the rest are animals

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NZ has the highest density of sheep of any country

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30% of NZ’s land area is National Parks (which have no sheep or people)

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Pizza Hut doesn’t really get its mozzarella cheese from Italy – it buys it all from Taranaki and uses NZ cheese on it’s pizzas globally

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NZ has the highest number of golf courses per capita in the world

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Rugby player Wayne Shelford got his scrotum ripped open mid-game in a bad tackle. He was taken off the field with one testicle literally hanging out, got stitched up on the bench and continued the game. (Being staunch is a very desirable attribute in NZ)

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New Zealand has more Scottish pipe bands per capita than any other country in the world. (We have no idea why)

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The most popular car in NZ is a Toyota Corolla 2003 hatchback (20% of all cars in NZ are Toyota, 70% of NZ cars are silver, white, grey, or black because most Kiwis have a fear of colours, and the average NZ vehicle age is 14 years)

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NZ has the steepest street in the world – it’s called Baldwin Street and is located in Dunedin. It has a gradient of 38 degrees.

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As well as Kiwis, NZ is home to more species of penguins than any other country

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But NZ has the lowest number of people posting on Steemit of any country (this may not be a fact but it seems like it!)

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