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A Church built into a cave is the largest church in the Middle East.
West Side Story was originally called East Side Story.
Israel is so small, you can run through it from west to east in 2 hours and from top to bottom in 9 days.
In 2014, the Rolling Stones performed in East Berlin, a concert that was originally scheduled back in 1969 but ended in hundreds of arrests.
Egypt is the most populated country in Middle East and has the world’s largest Arab population.
The Berlin Wall was torn down by mistakenly-empowered citizens after an East German spokesman misspoke at a press conference and mentioned immediate border crossing privileges for every citizen.
East and West Germany still look different from space because of the different types of streetlamps used.
David Bowie performed at the Berlin Wall in 1987 while East Germans gathered to listen behind. You could hear them cheering and singing along from the other side.
In 1963, an East German soldier stole a tank drove it through the Berlin Wall to escape.
Before the Berlin Wall’s erection, 3.5 million East Germans defected from their country.
Genetic and archaeological evidence suggests there were two distinct dog populations in the world, one in the east and one in the west, during the Palaeolithic.
In 1964, 57 people escaped from under the noses of East German border guards, through a tunnel under the Berlin Wall.
Rats first arrived in North America in the late 18th century onboard sailing ships that frequented East Coast seaports.
Cayo Blanco del Sur, a tiny island off the coast of Cuba, may still technically belong to East Germany, which doesn’t even exist anymore.
A piece of an ancient continent, running from India to Madagascar, was found in 2017 under the island of Mauritius off the East Coast of Africa.
Speed bumps were installed to slow down pedestrians at a historic site in East China.
Political prisoners in the former East Germany provided some of the labor that helped Ikea keep its prices so low.
Since 1998, the Middle East is experiencing its worst drought in 900 years.
“Ostalgie” is a German term referring to nostalgia for East Germany.
The Amazon River once flowed in the opposite direction, from east to west.