One single Brazil nut contains >100% your recommended daily intake of selenium, and they confer about 1000x more radiation than most common foods. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
In May 2019, North Face Brazil's ad agency replaced WikiP photos of popular outdoor destinations with photos featuring people wearing North Face products. This was only discovered after they posted a video bragging about it. wikimediafoundation.org/n…
In 1987, a few guys in Brazil were out collecting scrap metal from an abandoned hospital. They inadvertently collected highly radioactive Caesium-137. About a month later, 4 people had died of radiation poisoning and the incident resulted in one of the worst radiological accidents in history. history.com/this-day-in-h…
The southern cross is used not only in the flags of Australia and New Zealand, but also Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and several smaller territories and states. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Today I learned about Kazuyoshi Miura, a Japanese professional football/soccer player who is still playing as an attacker in Japan’s premier soccer league at the age of 53 years and 10 months. He made his professional debut in Brazil in 1986, 34 years ago. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia…
Due to its remoteness and virtually constant dense cloud cover, Brazil's tallest mountain - Neblina Peak - remained undiscovered until the 1950s. summitpost.org/neblina-pe…
France's longest border is with Brazil en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Herberts Cukurs was a Latvian aviation pioneer, who was later accused of participating in the massacre of the Riga ghetto Jews. After WWII he fled to Brazil where he was assassinated by the Mossad in 1965. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned that being late in Brazil is so part of the culture, if they want to start on time they say β€œcom pontualidade britΓ’nica” which means β€œwith British punctuality.” streetsmartbrazil.com/how…
As well as being captain of Brazil's 1982 World Cup football team, Socrates was a practising medical doctor. He also founded a pro-democracy political movement opposing Brazil's dictatorship en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C…
The 2016 Rio Olympics were a huge financial disaster for Brazil. A $12bn price tag for the venues without any real plan on how to continue has left facilities,used by legendary athletes just years ago, in disrepair. The aquatic center pictured is now drained and filled with dirty puddles businessinsider.com/rio-o…
For 13 years, 1808 to 1821, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro was the capital of "The United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
That, as of 2020, Facebook (including "core products" Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger) has more users than the population of the U.S., China, and Brazil combined. More than 2.74 billion people are active Facebook core users, and 3.21 billion people log into its platforms each month zephoria.com/top-15-valua…
A 2 year study published in 2012 found a High Prevalence of Micropenis Male Newborns from an intensive-use pesticide area of Northeastern Brazil. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
In the 1938 World Cup, Brazil were so sure of winning the semi-final against Italy that they requisitioned the only plane to Paris on the day after the match. After losing to Italy, they refused to sell them the tickets, and the Italian team had to travel from Marseilles to Paris by train en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
Dorothy Stang, an American nun who dedicated her life to preserving the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. She helped the poor by teaching them how to harvest products from the forest and sought to protect peasants from gangs working for farmers. She was murdered by criminals hired by a rancher. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Houston Harris, ring name Bobo Brazil, was credited with breaking down racial barriers as one of the first successful African-Americans in wrestling and he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1994 wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobo_B…
Today I learned about Trigona Spinipes, a stingerless bee in Brazil. Their main weapon against predatory animals, including human beings, is to entangle themselves in the victim's hair and buzz loudly. They will also aggressively penetrate human bodily openings such as nasal and auditory orifices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
The longest lighting strike on record was 400 miles (700km) long, stretching from the Atlantic coast of Brazil into Argentina smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned of the Confederados, American Confederates who emigrated to Brazil after the Civil War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Too many Brazil nuts can make you sick and cause toxicity and even hair loss! wildoats.com/blog-posts/6…
When the Brazilian team celebrated after winning the 1958 World Cup final, their superstar Garrincha was initially bemused - he hadn't bothered about the "details" of the match, and was under the impression that the competition was like a league, with Brazil playing all the other teams twice en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
A couple in Brazil planted 2 million trees over 20 years in order to bring back a rainforest that was destroyed due to deforestation. Now the area has status as a Private Natural Heritage Reserve and is home to 172 types of birds, 33 varieties of mammals, and 15 kinds of reptiles and amphibians. boredpanda.com/brazilian-…
The stars on the Brazilian flag, much like the ones on the American flag, reflect the current number of states Brazil has. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Neotrogla, fly-like insects in Brazil, are the 1st species known to have swapped genital structures. Copulation lasts 40-70 hours during which the female uses spines on her gynosome (penis) to latch onto the male & if forced apart, his abdomen can be ripped apart from his body. sciencemag.org/news/2014/…
Over the span of a decade, Harvard University owns some 854,000 hectacres of farmland all over the world. Its holdings include California vineyards, New Zealand dairy farms, and sugar cane plants in Brazil & South Africa bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Scientists discovered in Brazil a 3,000 year old termite nation as big as the UK. To build it, the termites moved an amount of soil equivalent to building 4,000 Great Pyramids of Giza nola.com/news/environment…
After losing the American Civil War several southerners emigrated to Brazil. These people, and their decendants, came to be known as Confederados and are mainly concentrated in the towns of Americana and Santa Barbera D'Oeste in Sao Paulo state. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Capuchin monkeys at Brazil’s Serra da Capivara National Park, are 3,000 years into their own 'Stone Age' nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned of AimΓ©e de Heeren, a Brazilian socialite who dazzled the high society of Paris in the 30's. She befriended Coco Chanel and later fell in love with JFK's older brother. In Paris she was actually a spy for the president of Brazil, gathered info on Nazi plans and drove Brazil away from the axis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aim…
Australia is actually the third country with the most venomous species after Mexico and Brazil youtu.be/myh94hpFmJY
The oldest soccer player in the world is Japan's Kazuyoshi Miura, who started playing professionally in Brazil at 16, and is currently entering his 37th season at age 53. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaz…
In many countries, such as China or Brazil, it is considered bad luck to place your purse or wallet on the floor because it will cause you financial distress or misfortune. This is because it shows you do not respect money. dailysabah.com/life/2019/…
Today I learned about Don, Dana and Jeff Starkell, who set a world record by paddling a canoe from Winnipeg, MB, Canada to the Amazon in Brazil. cbc.ca/radiointeractives/…
The skeleton of Josef Mengele has been used as a teaching tool in Brazil theguardian.com/science/2…
Prince John William Friso (d. 1711) is the ancestor of every European royal house (Albania, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Yugoslavia) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
In the early 1930s one of the measures enacted by Brazil to alleviate the economic impact from the great depression was "Quota do sacrifΓ­cio" [or Quota of Sacrifice] where the government ordered farmers to collect all coffee, pile it up and light it on fire. thecoffee.blog/all/histor…
The entire EU plus a dozen other countries including the US, Brazil, Turkey, and Kazakhstan are part of a huge treaty requiring countries to pursue child support payments levied in other member countries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil after the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865 history.com/news/confeder…
India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 22 percent of global production, followed by the United States of America, China, Pakistan and Brazil indiangrowth.substack.com…
Today I learned about the Bay of Jars. A collection of ancient Roman ceramic jars found in the waters outside Rio de Janeiro suggesting that the ancient Romans visited Brazil centuries before the Portuguese. italoamericano.org/story/…
Today I learned all Navel Oranges are genetically identical, the trees originally grafted in the 1800's from one mutant branch on a tree in a monastery in Brazil. The mutation that made it seedless just happened to cause a smaller conjoined twin to grow on one end, the "navel". npr.org/templates/story/s…
Brazil has the largest population of Japanese people globally, besides Japan itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
There is a replica of a 14th century Japanese temple (Kinkaku-ji) in Brazil. iheartbrazil.com/brazil-f…
The voting age in Brazil is 16 and voting is mandatory for all literate people from 18 to 70 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Brazil has a thriving Southern Confederate ex-pat community that hold festivals every April businessinsider.com/photo…
France's longest border (730km/450mi) isn't with any European nation, but actually with Brazil in South America! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
A common belief in Brazil is that mangoes and milk together are poisonous. streetsmartbrazil.com/man…
Today I learned about the Confederados, a large group of (American) southern immigrants who fled to Brazil after the Civil War and established a still existing town called Americana there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan bbc.co.uk/news/world-lati…

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