Panama has no earthquakes (well, except for the 6.1 event on May 12), no active volcanoes and no hurricanes.
The transit through the Panama Canal is not East/West - it’s North/South!
Panama has no military.
Political campaigning is limited to 3 months.
The President is term-limited to 5 years
Panama has 1/10 of all bird species on earth.
There is no road connecting Panama with Columbia.
“Real” Panama hats are woven but look MUCH different from the ones we know.
Panama has virtually eliminated smoking of any kind throughout the country.
The Panama railroad (1850) was a faster, cheaper route to the California Gold Rush!
Panama has two seasons - wet and dry. Five temperate climate forest zones.
It was clear we had a LOT more to learn…