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