Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Brazil – The Country Fun Fact Friday Series
Who knew, when we started the Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts series that it would become something so fun, so easy-to-gain-snippets-of-wisdom-around-the-world sort of thing. Well, actually, as much as I’d like to think that we brought this out of the world, life-changing new thing to the net; the one and only article that for whatever odd and magical reason remains of the most (if not the absolutely most popular of all time) article on The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog is the Fun, Fascinating, Unknown Facts about Ireland. Not sure why the world is googling Ireland Fun Facts but weekly we get tons of new hits from this one. And so, we decided to bring many more fun facts articles out to keep bringing fun and knowledge out there- otherwise, if you’re not into our endless emotional drama nor desire to learn anything about the world, what’s the point? 🙂
One of my all-time favorites in the series is the Korea one, featuring fan death! (I know!) This one is closely followed by the one about Alaska, and the whistling language in the Canary Islands (which includes the emotional woe of discovering that our home is been totally trashed) . Worth a read loves. Have fun with Brazil:
1. Almost everyone knows that Brazil is one of the most popular soccer teams in the world with record of 5 times winning FIFA World Cup. Other than that, every city in the country does have at least a soccer stadium. If you don’t know this, you should feel ashamed of yourself. Just kidding.
2. Being the world’s fifth largest country in term of population, it is also the largest nation in Latin America with 60% of the territory covered by Amazon rainforest. And the second longest river in the whole world, the Amazon River, is situated in Brazil. Well, speaking of tropical climate, Brazil is the place you should go.
3. The capital of Rio Grande do Norte is Natal (which also means Christmas in English) simply because the date it was founded was on December 25.
4. Due to the differences in varieties, species, climate, soils and cultivation techniques in each of the region in the country, Brazil has become the world’s largest producer of coffee! To all coffee addicts, Brazil is your heaven.
5. Have you ever wondered why almost every Brazilian you met have the Silva as his or her last name? This is because Silva is a common last name in Brazil. In Portugal, Silva is also one of the most common last names because it was given to thousands of slaves during the colonial era when they were brought into Portugal.
6. Those who are from Sao Paulo are called “Paulistas” and their favorite food is definitely pizza. According to food survey, Sao Paulo is responsible for the highest number of pizza consumers in Brazil at 53% of them.
7. Boasting the title as the country hosting a lot of species of monkeys when compared to any other countries combined, Brazil is also a home to 100,000 different kinds of insects, 1,600 species f birds, 1,500 species of fish and 600 species of mammal, making Brazil leading at number one for the diversity in animal kingdom.
8. The first country leading in the number of highest number of airports in the world is United States, however, Brazil comes at as second due to its popularity in tourism.
9. The capital of Maranhao, Sao Luis, was founded by French and the only city in Brazil with a tribute name to the French born Louis XIII. The land was called Big Island (Upaon-Acu in native tongue) and it was inhabited by the Tupinambas Indians before the arrival of teh Europeans.
10. Sugar Loaf is one of the major tourit’s attractions in Rio de Janeiro. It consists of a 6-million-year-old single block of gneiss-granite, at 1,296 ft. above sea level.
11. Brazil, among other countries like Peru, Venezuela and Columbia, is actually the home of the most powerful electric eel to ever be found with a shock of between 400 to 650 volts!
If you looooooved this, you will really enjoy other cool ones in the series including:
Fun, Fascinating, Cool, Interesting, Unknown Facts about Greece
Fun, Fascinating, Cool, Interesting, Unknown Facts about Argentina
Fun, Fascinating, Cool Interesting, Unknown Facts about Alaska
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About the Author:
Insanely unorthodox, embarrassingly honest, and on her path towards spiritual awareness, Gabi Klaf blogs about her family’s ups and downs in their now third year of non-stop budget world travel. This family of five has lived with an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Ecuador, hitchhiked throughout the world, danced with drunk Vietnamese at weddings, and hiked the entire Annapurna Circuit trek where a film crew accompanied them for the documentary movie about how The Nomadic Family is redefining modern family life. They are now spending six months in Goa, India. Gabi writes about the untold sides of family travel life, those moments that take your breath away, adventures and mishaps while globetrotting, and how bits of her soul remain in this small town and off the side of that river. She is a guitar-stumming, energy-healing, ADHD wind-loving scaredy cat. Hugely romantic, tantalizingly sweet, and hysterically funny, Gabi Klaf represents a rare Rubik’s Cube of family world adventure.
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