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10 Geeky Facts About The World's Most Famous Places (PHOTOS)

03/10/2011 01:57 pm ET | Updated Jan 16, 2013

For some people trivia isn't just a game, it's a way of life. Stat junkies and info nerds alike spend hours finding new minute details about places around the places, below the places, and sometimes even above the places.

Dear trivia geeks, today you are in luck.

Lonely Planet put together a list of their favorite random facts from around the world.

For instance! Did you know that Mount Everest, already at a whopping 29,000 feet, is still growing? Or that Los Angeles was originally called the less hyphen friendly "Our Lady the Queen of the Angels"?

Take a look at their list below to find out some factoids from around the world.

Know a random bit of travel trivia? Share it in the comments.

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