Argentina and Chile sent pregnant women to Antarctica to have their babies there. All to strengthen their claim on the continent. iceberg.co.nz/world-recor…
The world's most well-preserved mummy was found at the altitude of 6,600 in Argentina. She was a 15-year-old Incan girl who had been sacrificed to gods around 500 years ago. fellowprimo.com/la-doncel…
Argentina had changed 5 presidents in just 10 days after the economical crisis of 2001 when the country made history with the largest ever sovereign debt default of more than $80bn. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/busin…
In Argentina, the 29th day of each month is Gnocchi Day, with almost all families eating gnocchi. The tradition started because the 29th of the month was just before payday, so money was tight, and only potatoes and flour were left. For extra luck, everyone gets a peso under their plate foodrepublic.com/recipes/…
The most-well preserved child mummy in history was found at an altitude of 6600 meters in Argentina. It belonged to a 15-year-old Incan girl named La Doncella, who had been offered to gods as a sacrifice. fellowprimo.com/la-doncel…
Josef Mengele, a.k.a the Angel of Death, was a Nazi physician who conducted human experiments on prisoners. He escaped Germany and gained a foreign residence permit in Argentina and returned to Germany to visit his family with a passport just 11 years after Nazi Germany fell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Today I learned of HipΓ³lito Bouchard, an Argentine corsair and sailor who in 1818 occupied Monterrey, California for six days, planted a Argentina flag and burned all of the spanish forts leaving all properties of Americans unharmed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
Today I learned about the Falklands War, when Argentina unsuccessfully invaded the British Falklands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands in 1982. Argentina still claims these as their own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
There is a Welsh settlement in Argentina; it's been going since 1865 and is home to 50,000 residents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y_W…
Leeds United's manager, Marcelo Bielsa, once chased fans with a grenade after they confronted him after a derby defeat in Argentina onefootball.com/en/news/m…
Today I learned about Pato, Argentina's national sport. A game played on horseback, combining elements from polo and basketball, where (originally) a live duck was used instead of a ball, hence the name of the sport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
A combination of β€œfernet and cola is so popular in Argentina that the country consumes more than 75 percent of all fernet produced globally en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
The longest lighting strike on record was 400 miles (700km) long, stretching from the Atlantic coast of Brazil into Argentina smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 2006, $8 million were stolen from the Banco Rio branch in Acassuso, Argentina. During the robbery, the robbers ordered pizza for the hostages, sang happy birthday to a female lawyer, and then left a note that said they stole 'money, not love' before escaping on a boat. cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/15/…
Argentina invaded the British island of Southern Thule in 1976, but it is so remote that it wasn't announced in the press until a year later. The island was taken back in 1982, but 6 months later an Argentine flag appeared on the island again. The British removed it and destroyed all buildings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Today I learned about "Aguante Megadeth" The global phenomenon of Megadeth crowds chanting along with the guitar riff from "Symphony of Destruction". It started in Argentina, heavily influenced by its soccer song singing culture in stadiums, and quickly spread worldwide. youtu.be/lgOsh_s223U
The blind librarian Jorge of Burgos from Umberto Eco's classic The Name of the Rose is a nod to the great author Jorge Luis Borges, who was a major influence on Eco. Borges was blind during his later years and was also the director of the National Library of Argentina. encyclopedia.com/arts/edu…
In 1841 during a naval battle between Argentina and Uruguay, the ship from Uruguay ran out of cannonballs. The captain ordered his men to shove the hard balls of cheese they had onboard into the cannons and to fire those. The cheese tore holes in the Argentine ship's sails and killed 2 sailors. anchor.fm/foodhistory/epi…
Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give birth there, and used the baby to reinforce its territorial claims atlasobscura.com/articles…
An 1878 dispute between Argentina and Paraguay arbitrated by American President Rutherford Hayes giving Paraguay 60% of its current territory, led to the naming of a province after him (Presidente Hayes Department) and an official holiday (Laudo Hayes Firm Day). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
Argentina has 76,000 acres planted with Malbec grapes. Next closest is France, where the grape came from in the mid-19th century, with 13,000 acres vivino.com/wine-news/how-…
In the 1900s Argentina had a tax on unmarried men that included an exemption for single men who had proposed to a woman for marriage but were rejected. Women then started proposals rejection businesses where they would charge to turn down proposals from bachelors seeking to evade the tax. paperspast.natlib.govt.nz…
France provided 'material support' to Argentina during the Falklands War. Despite France claiming they were not helping Argentina, evidence surfaced that indicated French technical teams remained in Argentina helping them to fix and use missiles that were deployed against British forces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Today I learned of Puerto San Julian in South Argentina where Magellan and Drake both made a stop during their circumnavigation. In this harbour, they both trialed and sentenced mutineers to death or other penalties: Magellan had one executed and 2 left behind, Drake had one beheaded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pue…
Argentina is the country that consumes the most soda every year, with 155 liters per person per year. worldatlas.com/articles/c…
The only president to be killed in action during battle is Paraguay's Francisco Solano Lopez (In office 1862-1870). Pres. Lopez personally led Paraguayan armies during the Paraguayan War (1862-70) vs. Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, wherein he was killed in the war's last battle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
During 1978 FIFA World Cup team Peru was threatened to play poorly in a key match against Argentina by Peruvian president Francisco Morales-BermΓΊdez, Argentine president Jorge Rafael Videla, and US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Argentina won by 6-0 and advanced to the second round. history.com/news/world-cu…
From 1864 to 1870 three countries (Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil) declared war to Paraguay (whos motto is β€œVictory or Death”). Roughly two-thirds of Paraguay population were killed, including around 90% of its men. That war was called β€œWar of the Triple Alliance” britannica.com/event/War-…
30,000 People disappeared during Argentina’s dirty war. Every Thursday Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo fills with women wearing white scarves and holding signs covered with names of those who were kidnapped by the government. history.com/news/mothers-…
In the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina, Christoph Kramer suffered a concussion in the 17th minute. He continued to play the game and later asked the ref "is this the final?" After the ref answered "yes" Kramer looking stunned replied 'Thanks, that's important to know.' espn.com/soccer/league-na…
Mossad smuggled a sedated Adolf Eichmannn out of Argentina, dressed as a flight attendant. The agents who escorted him joked with airport security that he had had too much to drink. history.co.uk/article/hun…
Argentina was given it name because it was thought that the country was gonna be rich in silver, Argentum being the Latin name for silver, ironically Argentina was rich is many minerals except Silver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg…
Today I learned about the Paraguayan War in which Paraguay fought a triple alliance of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay from 1864-1870. Paraguay lost approximately 300,000 people which was at least 25% of their population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
In 2011, Harry Potter fans from across the UK, and as far as China and Argentina, were in Trafalgar Square to see JK Rowling and the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2. The red carpet - which stretched 1.2km from Trafalgar Square to Leicester Square was the longest in the world bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
There are parrots native to Argentina roaming around New Jersey suburban towns for over 30 years. nj.com/bergen/2019/12/wil…
Today I learned of Chubut Province. A province in Argentina that speaks Welsh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
The lowest/one of the lowest points on earth is Laguna del CarbΓ³n in Santa Cruz, Argentina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lag…
Argentina had the world's highest GDP per capita in the 1890's and was in the top fifteen wealthiest economies till the 1950's en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg…
1910 was the Argentinian Centennial. Countries from around the world sent gifts to Argentina. Most of these gifts were Argentinian-centric. The gift from the United States was American-centric and had nothing to do with Argentina. It was a statute of George Washington. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg…
Today I learned of Davy and Daryl, twin 10 year olds, who spent 3 years biking from Alaska to Argentina to set a Guinness World Record- only to be denied the title, once completed suitcasesandsippycups.com…
There are ~5000 native Welsh speakers in Argentina, descended from Welsh people who emigrated in the 1860's in order to preserve their culture. This community speaks their own dialect of Welsh as they were essentially isolated from their country of origin for almost a century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
During the Argentina-Brazil match during the Italy 1990 World Cup, a Brazilian player was drugged with contaminated water by the Argentinean team. v-brazil.com/world-cup/hi…
South Korea mints coins for various other countries including India, Israel and Argentina voanews.com/east-asia/s-k…
The red ovenbird, the national bird of Argentina and Uruguay, collects mud and piles it on top of a tree branch while letting it slowly dry, like adobe construction.When completed, its characteristic dome-shaped nest bears a resemblance to an old-fashioned wood-fired oven, hence the bird's name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruf…
There's a Welsh settlement in Argentina called Y Wladfa, where they speak Patagonian Welsh. It was set up in 1865 as a "little Wales beyond Wales". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
An English theoretical physicist who has co authored papers with Nobel laurates was convicted on drug smuggling charges for 4 years in Argentina, after being scammed by an imposter posing as a Czech model in love with him. theguardian.com/world/201…
The panda ant (Euspinolia militaris), so-called because of its black and white alternating coloration, is actually a species of wasp found in the forests of Chile and Argentina. They are known to deliver a very painful sting when they attack. Females are wingless and males have wings. boredpanda.com/panda-ant-…
The original founding population of Native Americans was about 250 people. At their peak, there were about 18 million in North America and 40 million from Alaska to Argentina. It’s estimated that the population dropped by almost 90% within a few centuries after the arrival of the Europeans. anthropology.net/2018/05/…
The ARA General Belgrano that was sunk during the Falklands War (1982) between Argentina and the United Kingdom, was at anchor at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (1942). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA…
Today I learned about the ghost village EpecuΓ©n (Argentina) and it's sole inhabitant, Pablo Novak. The once touristic town became uninhabitable after a flood slowly consumed it in 1985. The waters began to recede in 2009 and Novak (now 90 years old) returned to the home of his youth to live alone with his dogs. independent.co.uk/news/wo…

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