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5 Stupid Backstories for Country Names

5 Stupid Backstories for Country Names

When you think about country names … OK, let’s be honest: You don’t think about country names. You just assume that any given place got its name because [insert boring-ass reason you slept through in high school history class here]. But it turns out that maybe you should’ve chosen to sleep off the previous night’s bender in math class instead, because some of the origins behind said names are downright ridiculous.

Read the article on cracked.com