Today I learned about the Disgrace of GijΓ³n. In 1982 Germany and Austria threw their FIFA match to prevent Algeria from qualifying for the next round, advancing themselves en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Today I learned of Mauro Prosperi who survived for 9 days alone in the Saharan Desert on a diet of urine and bats after becoming disoriented and travelling nearly 200 miles in the wrong direction during an endurance event. He was found in Algeria despite the race taking part in Morocco adventure.howstuffworks.c…
The clementine is a random cross between mandarin oranges and sweet oranges discovered at an orphanage in Algeria. Father Marie-Clement Rodiers found the new fruit growing in his orphanage’s garden in the late 19th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
In January 2009, an Al-Qaeda training camp in Algeria was reportedly wiped out by the plague. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Ottoman pirates from Morocco and Algeria had a series of raids on Iceland between 20th June and 19th July 1627. They captured an estimated 400-800 prisoners to sell into slavery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
When France colonized Madagascar, Queen Ranavalona III was exiled to Algeria, where she lived a modest life and volunteered for the Red Cross during World War I. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
After France surrended in June 1940, the Royal Navy sailed down to Algeria to seize the bulk of the French navy. When the French refused to surrender control of the ships, the Royal Navy open fired, destroying the fleet and killing 1300 French sailors ww2today.com/3rd-july-194…
In Algeria, women make up 70% of the country's lawyers and 60% of its judges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
Today I learned about the Emir Abdelkader, an Algerian military leader who fought against French soldiers after they invaded Algeria. He had a regard for human rights, and saved thousands of Christians from being massacred in 1860. Ironically, he was given France's highest military honor for this action. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emi…
The pretext for the French invasion and subsequent 132 year occupation/colonization of Algeria, was their diplomat getting hit with a flyswatter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
That after the fall of France, British ships attacked and Sank French ships in Algeria, killing 1300 sailors. Because they feared the ships falling into German hands. War sucks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Africa got its name from Africa Proconsularis, a Roman province that comprised modern day Tunisia and parts of Algeria and Lybia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
Today I learned about Mauro Prosperi, a former Olympian and contestant in one of the longest ultra-marathons on the planet (251km). In 1994 he was set 299km off-course by a sandstorm and was found 11 days later in Algeria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Algeria has turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating bbc.com/news/world-africa…
There are 72 different government space agencies, including Algeria, Bolivia, Thailand, and Uruguay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned about the Thalit Massacre, a massacre that took place in a village in Algeria in which 52 out of the 53 inhabitants had their throats cut by Islamic guerrillas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
The pirate Hayreddin "Red beard" Barbarossa (1478-1546) was exiled from so many countries that he ended up starting his own country (Regency of Algiers) with the blessing of The Ottoman Empire which became present day Algeria, Tunisia and parts of Morocco. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
Magician Jean EugΓ¨ne Robert-Houdin went to French controlled Algeria in 1856 to show the power of French magic. He lifted a metal box in front of a crowd, then had a warrior that he had made "as weak as a woman" try. Turning on electromagnets in the ground, he made the metal box unliftable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
In 2009, 40 Al Qaeda militants in a training camp in Algeria were killed by the Bubonic Plague telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
In 1795, nearly one sixth of the entire U.S. federal budget was sent to Algeria as a ransom for 115 American sailors captured by pirates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
In Algeria, the largest country in Africa and 35th in world population, women make up 70% of the country's lawyers and 60% of its judges, as well as dominating the field of medicine. Increasingly, women are contributing more to household income than men. 60% of university students are women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
Today I learned of Moe Berg, a baseball player turned assassin/spy during WWII and carried out missions in Germany, Japan, Italy, England, Algeria and Yugoslavia and even masqueraded as a Nazi officer to get into a munitions plant. nypost.com/2018/06/16/thi…
In Algeria, women make up 60% of judges and 70% of lawyers nytimes.com/2007/05/26/wo…
A NJ man involved in a murder in 1962, was sent to prison, escaped, hijacked a plane, took a large ransom and flew to Algeria. He was caught in Portugal as a fugitive 40 years later where they refused to extradite him to the US, stating he was now a Portuguese citizen. He's still a free a man en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In Arab Algeria, Women make up 70% of Algeria’s lawyers and 60% of its judges. Women dominate medicine. Increasingly, women contribute more to household income than men. 60% of university students are women. nytimes.com/2007/05/26/wo…
The final group matches in FIFA World Cup have been played simultaneously since 1986, after West Germany defeated Austria 1-0 by colluding to eliminate debutants Algeria on goal difference in 1982. The match subsequently came to be known as 'Disgrace of GijΓ³n'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
There are huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa, especially in Libya, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, but most of it is very difficult to reach. As of 2012, the number of Africans without access to safe drinking water was more than 300 million. reuters.com/article/us-af…
Catherine Kerkow hijacked an airplane from Los Angeles to Algeria in 1972. Last seen in France in 1975, she has yet to be caught. fbi.gov/wanted/dt/catheri…
Algeria's national anthem was first written in blood inside a prison cell wall by an Algerian revolutionary while imprisoned by the French colonial regime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kas…
There is a ski resort in Algeria - ChrΓ©a Ski Resort unofficialnetworks.com/20…
Due to a popular myth that Gibraltar would stay under British rule as long as the monkeys were there, Churchill shipped a ton of them over from Morocco and Algeria in 1942 when their population dwindled down to just 7. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
When French soldiers and administrators left Algeria after more than a century of colonial rule, they took with them maps of Algeria's maps of underground sewers, gas pipes and electricity lines which they still refuse to hand back reuters.com/article/2012/…
Today I learned of a magician with the name of Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, who was asked by Louis-Napoleon to suppress a possible rebellion in French-controlled Algeria using his magic tricks and he succeed in doing so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Over a million Europeans were captured, sold as slaves in North Africa. The practice was finally terminated with the French conquest of Algeria in 1830. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Pirates from Morocco and Algeria raided Iceland in the 17th century, and captured an estimated 400–800 prisoners to sell into slavery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Today I learned of the Battle of Mers-el-KΓ©bir during the Second World War. After the fall of France in 1940, to avoid them falling into German control, the British attacked the French fleet in port in Algeria, killing nearly 1300 men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Women in Algeria make up 70% of the country's lawyers and 60% of its judges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
In 1986 Wole Soyinka became the first black African to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Previously, Claude Simon and Albert Camus, born in French Madagascar and French-held Algeria, were Africans who won the prize en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
Liechtenstein and Switzerland gave women the right to vote after many muslim countries like Pakistan, Tunisia or Algeria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
Houdini based his name on a 19th century French magician called Robert-Houdin who in 1856 was asked by Louis-Napoleon to pacify the tribes in French Algeriaβ€”he invited rebels to shoot at him with a marked bullet, which he caught between his teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Algeria is the world's 10th largest country cia.gov/library/publicati…
Napoleon II used a magician to help suppress a rebellion in Algeria by proving French magic was superior to Algerian magic. Robert-Houdin gained the fear and allegiance of the Algerians by catching bullets in his teeth and draining a man's strength by making objects immovable with magnets. partners.nytimes.com/libr…
Sudan is the geographically largest country in Africa, and Algeria is the second. travel.nationalgeographic…
If the Algerian team had beaten Germany in their last World Cup game, they would have gone on to play France on the exact date of the French invasion of Algeria's capital on July 4, 1830. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
In 1961, a natural gas well in Algeria exploded, igniting the gas. The plume of fire reached over 200m into the air, burning 16 million cubic meters of gas per day for almost six months before it was capped. Workers nicknamed it "The Devil's Cigarette Lighter". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev…
In 1827, the last Ottoman ruler of Algeria, Hussein Dey, struck the French Consul in the face with a fly-whisk during a dispute over unpaid French debts to Algeria. This insult became a pretext for the French invasion of Algeria in 1830 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
France invaded and occupied Algeria after the ruler struck the French Consul with a fly whisk en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
In 1795 about one-sixth of the entire U.S. budget was paid in tribute to Algeria for the release of 115 American sailors taken captive. (par 5) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
The hijack of Air France Flight 8969, widely claimed by the media as done by terrorists, could have been done by the secret service of Algeria to draw support from France in the ongoing Algerian civil war algeria-watch.org/en/aw/f…
That Saint Augustine (Augustine of Hippo) was from Algeria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aug…
The Second French Empire sent the "Father of Modern Magic", Jean EugΓ¨ne Robert-Houdin, to Algeria to undermine rebellious Mullahs by showing that his magic was stronger than theirs, and he succeeded. rense.com/general81/rfr.h…
The city of Oran, Algeria now has 1.5 million residents but before French colonization was in wretched state and consisted of only 10 thousand people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ora…
The final two matches of each group of the World Cup's Group Stage are played simultaneously to prevent two teams from conspiring, after Germany and Austria conspired to eliminate Algeria in 1982. espnfc.us/fifa-world-cup/…
Today I learned Algeria has its own space agency. It has successfully constructed and operated several satellites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
In 1970 psychedelic guru Timothy Leary (called the most dangerous man in America by Richard Nixon) escaped from prison, was smuggled out of the country by the Weather Underground and eventually held hostage by Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panthers in Algeria. biography.com/people/timo…
300 of 30,000 protesting Algerians were massacred in Central Paris after protesting against the violent colonial government in Algeria english.rfi.fr/visiting-f…
While French were celebrating the Victory in Europe Day on mainland, France committed a massacre against protesters in Algeria that resulted in killing between 1,000 and 45,000 people secure.wikimedia.org/wiki…
The guillotine was used as late as 1997 in Algeria by some terrorist groups to execute "enemies of Islam" independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Catherine Kerkow and an accomplice hijacked a Western Airlines flight in 1972. They allowed the 97 passengers to disembark in San Francisco before flying the airplane to Algeria. When the plane landed at SFO, it was one of two hijacked airplanes that landed at the airport that day. askthepilot.com/the-skies…
West Germany and Austria colluded to knock out Algeria in the last match of the group stage in the 1982 World Cup, which is why FIFA now schedules the last two matches of the group stage at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
The Weather Underground was paid $20,000 to break LSD advocate Timothy Leary out of prison and transport him to Algeria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
The Spanish and Portuguese term for Algeria is Argelia i.e. with the R and L interchanged! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg…
Magician Robert Houdin quelled a rebellion in 19th century French Algeria by confounding the agitating Marabouts (wizards) with his tricks forteantimes.com/features…
The final 2 games in each World Cup group are played simultaneously because W. Germany & Austria used advance notice to collude and eliminate Algeria in favor of W. Germany in 1982 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
16 countries (including Thailand and Algeria) have bigger Foreign exchange reserves than the U.S en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…

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