1. Indonesia is the world's largest island country, with more than 13,000 islands.
  2. The Komodo dragon is the national animal of Indonesia.
  3. Indonesia has the world's highest rate of deforestation, with Brazil as a close second.
  4. Indonesia is home to the world's
  5. largest Islamic population.
  6. Homo sapiens reached the region of Indonesia around 45,000 years ago.
  7. There's a volcano in Indonesia that spews blue flames.
  8. 60%
  9. of the world's population live in countries where the death penalty is legal, such as China, India, the U.S. and Indonesia.
  10. The Minangkabau tribe of Indonesia, where marriage perpetuates the female line, refer to a husband as the "borrowed man."
  11. The average women in Bolivia, Indonesia, and Guatemala is short enough to be considered a Dwarf (4'10 or under).
  12. In 2010, a 2-year-old boy from Indonesia, Ardi Rizal, made headlines for having a 40-a-day smoking habit.
  13. A UN report stated that 4 million people died in Indonesia as a result of famine and forced labor during the WW2 Japanese occupation.
  14. The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia is believed to be the reason why the sky is red in Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream", set in Norway.
  15. Indonesians are the world's shortest people.
  16. Indonesia banned kissing in public in 2004.
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