With 12.41 robberies per 1,000 people per year, Spain is the place you are most likely to be robbed according to official figures.
In 1995, the Spanish village of Berchules in Granada celebrated the New Year on 5 August. The village had been hit by a 13-hour power cut on the previous 31 December, which had ruined their festivities. So they rescheduled them.
At 12 noon, in a very un-Christmassy temperature of 39C, the church bells sounded 12 times to ring in the New Year while villagers danced around Christmas trees and barrels churned out artificial snow made of white mousse.
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