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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
Argentina is the country that consumes the most soda every year, with 155 liters per person per year. worldatlas.com/articles/c…
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-…
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…
The lowest/one of the lowest points on earth is Laguna del CarbΓ³n in Santa Cruz, Argentina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lag…
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…
Today I learned of Chubut Province. A province in Argentina that speaks Welsh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
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…
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…
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…
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…
There are parrots native to Argentina roaming around New Jersey suburban towns for over 30 years. nj.com/bergen/2019/12/wil…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned about Paul Frampton, a brilliant English physicist that was convicted in Argentina for drug smuggling, after he had been scammed by a man pretending to be Czech model Denise Milani into transporting two kilos of cocaine to Belgium en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
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…
South Korea mints coins for various other countries including India, Israel and Argentina voanews.com/east-asia/s-k…
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…
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-…
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…
Argentina tried to sink a British warship in Gibraltar during the Falklands War in 1982 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The tayra (Eira barbara) is a weasel-like mammal native to tropical forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.Tayras have been observed picking unripe green plantains and allowing them to ripen before consumption. They are equally at home both on the ground and high in trees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tay…
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 Estadio Nacional disaster. In a soccer match between Peru and Argentina in 1964 a referee made a call that Peruvian fans found unfavourable and swarmed the pitch. The use of police tear gas caused so much panic that 328 people died attempting to leave the stadium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Est…
, Vampire Deer (aka Water Deer) with movable fangs, not only exist, but can be found in parts of China, Korea, the UK, France, Argentina, and the US. They’re usually shy, but use their fangs in battle to stab each other during mating season. deerworlds.com/water-deer…
In 1830s Argentina, women would wear 3 to 4 feet wide combs in their hair made of turtle shells. americanhistory.si.edu/bl…
The yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) is endemic to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay and is brown in color with dark blotches, esp. on the lower jaw. Males grow to 10ft and females to 4.5ft. It is also called "piranha caiman" because its bottom jaw teeth can poke holes through the upper jaw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yac…
Despite sauropod dinosaurs (Brontosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus, etc.) being typified by long necks, one sauropod actually evolved an unusually short neck. Brachytrachelopan lived in Jurassic Argentina and probably evolved its shortened neck to eat low-growing plants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Today I learned about the Falkland Islands. These islands were covered by landmines in 1982 when Argentina invaded because they wanted to control them. Because of this certain areas of the islands became untouched leading to the penguin population to thrive because they aren't heavy enough to set the mines off. bbc.com/news/magazine-398…
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…
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/…
Today I learned about the Y Wladfa, a partially successful attempt at establishing a colony of Welsh people in southern Argentina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y_W…
In the aftermath of The Falklands War, Argentina banned all music in the English language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Argentina-bred sled dogs were once used in Antarctica but went extinct in the 1990's because the breed had lost the immunity against common dog diseases en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg…
The Sun seen on many South American flags and coat of arms, such as Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, is a reference to the Incan god of the Sun, Inti. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Canada sent 50 beavers to Argentina in 1946, but now number over 100,000 and are destorying Argentina's forests. globalnews.ca/news/306858…
Douglas Tompkins, founder of The North Face Company, purchased and conserved over 2 million acres of land in Chile and Argentina, becoming one of world’s largest private land owners en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
At the time of its independence, Argentina's black people were 1/3 of the population. Today they're only 0.4%. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
Today I learned of Aurelio Peccei, founder of the Club of Rome. Active in the Italian resistance during WW2, he was imprisoned and tortured but managed to escape and hide. He is also credited for the industrial rebirth of South America after he founded a FIAT subsidiary in Argentina. More in comments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aur…
Argentina's name comes from the Latin word for Silver, Argentum, as early Spanish and Portuguese conquerors of the 16th century acquired a variety of beautiful silver objects from the GuaranΓ­ tribes down the Rio de La Plata therealargentina.com/en/i…
, in 1895 Argentina had the worlds highest GDP per capita, now sits at #55 being a case study worldwide. panampost.com/marcelo-duc…
There is a Catholic church in Antarctica made entirely out of permanent ice built by Argentina in 1979. ucatholic.com/blog/the-ca…
The reason Argentina's black population is so low (0.4%) is because most Afro-Argentinians were killed in Argentina's wars and those that survived would face the 1871 Yellow Fever Epidemic which killed mostly those who couldn't afford to go to the doctor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
(former First Lady of Argentina) Eva PerΓ³n's body was lost for sixteen years. When found, her ex-husband Juan PerΓ³n, and his third wife, Isabel, decided to keep the corpse in their dining room on a platform near the table. howlingpixel.com/i-en/Eva…
2 weeks after the fall of Berlin, 2 submarines surfaced in Argentina and the CIA started tracking what may have been Hitler’s escape. vault.fbi.gov/adolf-hitle…
In 1946, Argentina imported 20 beavers from Canada and stocked a lake with the intention of creating a fur trade. Now, the beaver population is 200k and threatens 16m hectares of Tierra Del Fuego National Park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
When the Falkland Islanders were asked if they wished to remain an overseas British territory, just 3 people (0.2% of the voters) said 'no'. Argentina rejected the referendum. The United States did not officially recognise the results of the referendum either. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
In Argentina, the seventh son of a couple automatically receives the godfathership of the President to prevent him from turning in to a werewolf werewolfpage.com/myths/gl…
In 1865 the dictator of Paraguay plunged his country into an ill-advised war with Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. In just five years, Paraguay lost over half its population, including up to 90% of its men. It was arguably the worst military defeat ever suffered by a modern nation state. aux.avclub.com/this-war-n…
During Argentina’s 1976-83 dictatorship sedated political prisoners were thrown – still alive – from military planes into the freezing waters of the South Atlantic. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Cutter (a division of Bayer) knowingly sold blood tainted with the HIV virus to Taiwan, Malaysia, Argentina, China, and other "less developed countries", effectively infecting thousands of hemophiliacs with HIV. nytimes.com/2003/05/22/bu…
Today I learned of the French survival reality show "Dropped", where contestants were to be airlifted to remote areas to fend for themselves. It was canceled when 2 helicopters carrying contestants and production crew crashed in Argentina, with 10 lives lost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dro…
Adolf Eichmann was captured in Germany by the Americans at the end of the war, but they didn't realize his true identity and he escaped to Argentina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
In 1901 Spain, a woman adopted a male identity and married another woman. The couple was later discovered and had to escape to Argentina. Their marriage certificate was never annulled, so this is the first recorded same-sex marriage in Spain, 100 years before it was legal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
In a war between Paraguay alone vs Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay (Uruguay was a minor player), Paraguay lost 70% of its male population or 90% of its adult male population, and lost 40% of its original land. The total casualties were 440,000 dead of wich 300,000 were from Paraguay alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
By 1572, the Inca road system spanned 39900 kms (24800 mi), often traversing heights of up to 5000 kms (16000 ft) in the Los Andes range. Its longest highway was 6000 kms (3700 mi) long, connecting Ecuador and Argentina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inc…
Today I learned about franeleros, men who "protect" your parked car in Mexico, Argentina, Phillipines and Brazil in return for a "tip". If you don't tip, they smash the car. When this was made illegal, prices increased instead because the franeleros had to bribe the police. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The 20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over the Falklands have led to a booming population of penguins. Cows and humans avoid the fenced-off fields, but penguins are too light to set off the mines. The deadly fields have turned into penguin sanctuaries. amusingplanet.com/2015/03…
There is a Welsh settlement in Argentina, that began as a colony in the 19th century. Today, between 1500 and 5000 Argentines speak Welsh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y_W…
Today I learned about MarΓ­a del LujΓ‘n Telpuk, an airport security official in Buenos Aires, Argentina who discovered a person trying to smuggle $790,550 in illegal political campaign contributions from President of of Venezuela Hugo ChΓ‘vez, she used her fame to become a "Playboy" model en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
[] There is a Welsh colony in Patagonia, Argentina, that's been there since 1865. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
The late Rick Jolly, a British Army surgeon in the Falklands conflict, saved every life under his care, both British and Argentine. He was the only man decorated by both Britain and Argentina for his services in the war. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
In the UK ballpoint pens are called biros after their inventor, Laszlo Biro. He fled to Argentina in 1938 to avoid Nazi persecution and made pens for the Royal Air Force during WW2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
The USS Phoenix was a US Navy warship that survived the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 only to be sold to Argentina in 1951, renamed General Belgrano, and sunk by HMS Conqueror of the Royal Navy during the Falklands War. It is the only ship ever to have been sunk by a nuclear submarine in combat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Argentina invaded a small British colony in 1982 called the Falkland Islands which became a 2 month long conflict where about 900 died and about 2,400 were injured, causing Britain and Argentina to sever relations until 1989. nationalinterest.org/blog…
Nigerian Soccer player Jon Obi Mikel was told his father had been kidnapped hours before his World Cup Game against Argentina, and if he said anything about it his father would be killed. He played through the entire match without telling anyone. theguardian.com/football/…
Seagulls have been attacking live Whales in Argentina - pecking open their skin to eat the blubber when the whales surface for air. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The FBI investigated the possible escape of Adolf Hitler at the end of the war, where it was purported that he had actually not committed suicide. In the the 700 page report are thousands of statements, naming people and places involved in Hitler's alleged journey from Germany to Argentina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
A small group of immigrants from Wales settled in the Patagonia region of Argentina to try and preserve their language and culture; there is still a Welsh community in that area to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
All the McDonalds in Argentina were forced to sell the Big Mac at an artificially low price to hide inflation, and to manipulate the country's performance on the Big Mac index en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Paraguay once fought a disastrous war against an alliance of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in which more than half of its population and most of its males were killed. At the end of the war Paraguay only had a population of about 28,000 males remaining. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The first naval battle of WWII was fought in Argentina and Uruguay. It took place off the River Plate estuary, and saw fighting between German and British cruisers. historylearningsite.co.uk…
Argentina has almost 1m people of Irish decent and Che Guevara came from an Irish family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
Racing Club of Argentina had a curse put on their stadium by their fierce rivals by burying 7 dead cats under the pitch in 1967, and oddly enough they stopped winning. It took them 34 years to find all 7, after which they won the championship the same year the last cat was found. wsc.co.uk/the-archive/906…
Two Nazi submarines declined to surrender when Berlin fell and instead submerged for two months before landing in Argentina. One is said to have offloaded a Nazi officer before being detected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
In Hannibal the novel, Clarice and Dr. Lecter escape together and become lovers in Argentina. (And Hopkins liked the ending better) en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
During Argentina's dictatorship, opponents to the regime were drugged, flown out over the Atlantic, and pushed out of planes alive with weights attached to their feet so no bodies would be found as evidence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Following end of WWII Argentina government sent word via Argentine Cardinal to a French counterpart that Argentina was willing to receive Nazi collaborators facing war crimes charges .. and later passports were issued to those Nazis by International Red Cross stamped with Argentine tourist visas history.com/news/how-sout…
Paul the Octopus received death threats after successfully predicting Argentina's loss to Germany huffingtonpost.com/2010/0…
Fire ants are not indigenous to the United States and were accidentally imported in the 1930's from Argentina en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
In Argentina, it is considered rude to show up to a party on time. pitlanemagazine.com/cultu…
Rutherford B Hayes is a national hero in Paraguay and even has a province named after him because he mediated the treaty that prevented Argentina and Brazil from annexing them. youtu.be/WCiiumN1Bak
A man in Argentina planted a guitar-shaped forest of 7,000 trees, and more than 1km in length, in memory of his wife twistedsifter.com/2012/10…
Oskar Schindler became virtually destitute after the war and became bankrupt after trying to raise chickens in Argentina. For the rest of his life, he survived off gifts and donations from the Jews he had saved during the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osk…
In Argentina, orangutans are granted human-like rights scientificamerican.com/ar…
In the 1940s, chess master Miguel Najdorf set multiple world records for the number of simultaneously played blindfold chess games, while living in Argentina. He hoped that news of his feats would spread to Europe, so that his family could flee the Holocaust and join him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mig…
In 2001, Argentina had 5 presidents in just 10 days because of the crisis ongoing during that period in Argentina. Crisis was major devaluation of peso that is Argentina currency. During 1998-2002 Argentina was in great depression. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dec…
The only thing preventing an American from driving all the way to Argentina is a short strip of Jungle in Panama called the Darien Gap en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The outbreak of WW2 occurred during the 1939 Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires, which lead to a majority of the top European chess players permanently residing in Argentina, including all the five members of the team representing Nazi Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th…
Today I learned about Operation Soberania, a plan that the Argentine dictatorship had to invade Chile in 1978, Argentine troops and Chilean troops aimed themselves at the border for two weeks waiting for the declaration of war from Argentina, for unknown reasons to this day, Argentina did not attack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Argentina is one of the whitest counties in the world with a white population of 97%. infoplease.com/ipa/A08556…

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