That, in March 2001, while on a trip in Kenya, the pilot of an airplane with Rowan Atkinson in it fainted, so Atkinson took control and flew it, until the pilot recovered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Row…
Today I learned about β€œTeam Lioness,” one of Kenya’s first group of all-female Rangers, organized in 2017. While protecting the area surrounding Amboseli National Park from poachers, these 8 women are also involved with community education and are the first in their families to be employed. ifaw.org/journal/meet-the…
The Dorobo tribe of Kenya steal fresh meat from the mouths of lions. The method is thousands of years old; they find a pride that has had a fresh kill during daytime, then walk up to them while they’re feeding and cut off some meat. The lions are too startled to react and usually run away. youtube.com/watch?v=y3MTD…
In 2016, a monkey fell on a transformer at a Kenya hydroelectric power plant, resulting in the loss of 180 megawatts of power which caused a nationwide blackout. The monkey survived and power was restored after four hours. bbc.com/news/world-africa…
The Roman Empire knew about Kenya (called Azania) and were trading partners with them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aza…
As one of only a handful of equatorial states, Uganda is ideally cited for a spaceport to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, but this option has never been pursued. The only one ever active in East Africa, is the Broglio Space Centre located off the coast of neighboring Kenya unoosa.org/documents/pdf/…
Nomadic Maasai herders in Kenya's savanna use mobile phones to alert each other to dangerous wildlife, and those with basic phones call friends with smartphones to find out the weather forecast mediashift.org/2017/07/sa…
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania & South Sudan have kicked off a process to unify with a single constitution, common market & currency en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
The "Spider-Man Lizard" or the Mwanza flat-headed rock agama is found in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. Only the male is so brightly colored: head, neck, and shoulders are bright red, while the body is dark shiny blue. Males preferably have around five breeding partners and are highly territorial. amusingplanet.com/2012/04…
Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first elected president, is the paternal great-uncle of Rage Against the Machine's member Tom Morello mtv.com/news/514492/rage-…
The Tsavo Man-Eaters were a pair of lions in the Tsavo region, Kenya. They were responsible for the deaths of over 135 workers during the construction of the Kenya-Uganda Railway between March and December 1898. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsa…
Princess Elizabeth was at a fishing lodge in Kenya when she learned her father, King George VI, has died in his sleep at the age of 56. Suddenly finding herself Queen and head of the Commonwealth, she immediately boarded a plane back to England readersdigest.ca/culture/…
Africa leads the world in plastic bag regulations, with 34 countries adopting taxes or bans. Kenya’s penalties are the world’s most punitive, facing up to $38,000 in fines or four years in prison. nationalgeographic.com/en…
Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free", was murdered in 1980 by a former employee and is buried next to Elsa the Lioness in Meru National Park in Kenya. Her husband was murdered by poachers in 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy…
Princess Elizabeth acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom while she was staying at a treehouse in Kenya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
In the 1400s chinese explorer Zhang He shipped a Giraffe from Kenya to China smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Kenya's tallest building features a unique prismic shape, that starts as an equal four sided square footprint and ends with a two sided roof with a 60 metres (197 ft) mast, containing three helical wind turbines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
A kidney can be purchased for $650 in Kenya and sold for $200,000 in South Africa. havocscope.com/black-mark…
The 5 countries with the highest divorce rate are Luxembourg (87%), Spain (65%), France (55%), Russia (51%) and the United States (46%). The 5 countries with the lowest divorce rate are India (1%), Chile (3%), Columbia (9%), Mexico (15%), and Kenya (15%). unifiedlawyers.com.au/blo…
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are working towards merging into one country, the East African Federation, which would be the 10th largest country in the world. theeastafrican.co.ke/news…
The 38 story Times Tower in Kenya is designed to resist earthquakes. The only tenant of the building is the Kenya Revenue Authority is often the site of long queues, especially near the 20th of every month when taxes are due to be paid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
The Simpsons' "Bart Gets an Elephant" is based on an episode of "The Price is Right". An elephant was offered as a "bonus prize" as a joke. The real prize was $4,000 but the contestant wanted the elephant . The contestant got his wish & a live elephant from Kenya was delivered to him. thefullwiki.org/The_Price…
In Kenya, elephant poop is being used to make paper. Elephants poop up to 50 kg a day which can produce 125 sheets of paper. bbc.com/news/business-361…
In Kenya, elephant poop is being used to make paper. Elephants poop up to 50kg a day which can produce 125 sheets of paper. This helps save the indigenous tree population and forest from being destroyed, along with creating a need for the 7000 elephants left in Kenya. bbc.com/news/business-361…
A Chinese company decided to donate beer as well as food in Kenya because they heard the locals liked it. standardmedia.co.ke/artic…
The United Nations was gifted a statue of an elephant by Kenya, Namibia and Nepal, but the UN hid it because the statue has an erect penis. community.seattletimes.nw…
Kenyan writer NgΕ©gΔ© was arrested and imprisoned without charge at a Maximum Security Prison for writing "Petals of Blood", which painted a harsh picture of life in neo-colonial Kenya. His play, "I Will Marry When I Want", was sharply critical of the inequalities, injustices of Kenyan society thekeep.eiu.edu/cgi/viewc…
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was a Luo chieftain who became Kenya's first Vice-President. Odinga relinquished his position as a revered king in order to become a politician, following Luo tradition en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
African countries like Kenya struggle in getting McDonalds because of difficulties in tracing its supply chain. Ghana’s average disposable income has been declared too low by McDonald’s to enter the market and it cancelled plans to open in Zimbabwe in 1999 mgafrica.com/article/2015…
As the Union Jack was about to be hauled down in 1963 for Kenya's Independence, Prince Philip turned to Kenyan independence leader Jomo Kenyatta and asked whether he was sure about wanting this reuters.com/article/us-br…
Elephants risk their lives to mine a cave in an extinct volcano in Kenya. The rock has 100 times more sodium than what they normally eat, as well as being rich in potassium and calcium. They dig with their tusks, grind it and swallow it. The bones of those who didn't make it line the trail. primates.com/misc/index.h…
In much of West Africa, the staple food is fufu. In Kenya and parts of eastern and central Africa, the starchy side is ugali, a maize-based side. In Zambia and parts of southern Africa, there is nshima, pate in Benin and Togo, and banku in Ghana. All are essentially tasteless but eaten with soup akinyiochieng.com/jikoni/…
Today I learned about Loon, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. that aims to provide internet access to rural areas via the use of high-altitude balloons placed in the stratosphere at an altitude of 20km to create an aerial wireless network capable of 4G-LTE speeds. It has been granted regulatory approvals in Kenya. businesslive.co.za/bd/com…
Myanmar is the kindest nation in the world, beating out Indonesia and Kenya. In 2017, 91% of Myanmar residents gave money to charity, 53% said that they had helped a stranger, and 51% claimed that they had volunteered in their community. telegraph.co.uk/travel/ma…
A species of wasp discovered in Kenya a few years ago was named after Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. nationalpost.com/sports/h…
The British used concentration camps to commit genocide in Kenya in the 1950's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
Once while Rowan Atkinson was on a holiday trip to Kenya, the pilot of his private plane fainted. Atkinson managed to maintain the plane in the air until the pilot recovered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Row…
Harambe means "all pull together" in Swahili, and is the official motto of Kenya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Today I learned about Happy Valley, a region of the Wanjohi Valley in colonial Uganda and Kenya where British aristocrats moved to freely use drugs and engage in sexual promiscuity between the 1920s and the 1940s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hap…
Tom Morello’s great uncle was Jomo Kenyatta, the first elected president of Kenya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Two Maneless 9ft long Man-Eating Lions ate over 135 workers on the Kenya-Uganda railway in 1898 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsa…
:'A True Hero' Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua from Kenya; travels with his truck, containing 3000 gallons of water, everyday, to help thirsty animals that have been suffering due to the drought. youtube.com/watch?v=kVR9F…
Nien Nunb, a minor character in "Return of the Jedi," caused Kenyan audiences to burst into laughter after they realized he spoke Kikuyu, the language of Kenya's majority tribe. csmonitor.com/1983/0728/0…
Some of the earliest potential human ancestor fossils were last known to be in bank vaults in Kenya. But may not be there. nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/…
Kenya's national motto is "Harambe" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
It's illegal to smack your kids in Germany, New Zealand, Kenya, Greece, Brazil, Finland, Sweden, Spain and more. huffingtonpost.ca/2016/02…
African Americans travelling to Kenya often find that local people perceive them much more in terms of their American identity than their racial or ethnic background and do not treat them as a returning brother or sister umabroad.umn.edu/assets/f…
In 2015, a Chinese restaurant in the African country of Kenya was shut down because it had a policy of refusing service to black Africans after 5pm. ibtimes.com/chinese-resta…
While on a trip to Kenya, Rowan Atkinson once kept a private plane in the air after the pilot fainted mid-flight theglobeandmail.com/news/…
A newborn baby abandoned in the forest in Kenya for 2 days was rescued by a stray dog who carried the baby all the way back to her own litter of puppies. cbsnews.com/news/stray-do…
3 Italians broke out of a WW2 British POW camp. With meagre rations and equipment they attempted to climb Mount Kenya. After 18 days, they broke back into the camp and were awarded 18 days solitary confinement (reduced to 7 by the commandant in honor of their 'sporting effort') en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_…
Researchersfound that among 72 mothers in rural Kenya, women with sons generally gave richer milk (2.8 percent fat compared with 0.6 percent for daughters). scientificamerican.com/ar…
Obama would be eligible to become president even if he was born in Kenya. blogs.forbes.com/danielfr…
In Kenya a turtle adopted a hippo that was abandoned after a tsunami. howtocareforatortoise.com…
In 2012-16, a guy walked from Seattle to New York's Time Square, with a goat, to raise money for a orphanage in Kenya. post-gazette.com/local/re…
Farmers in Kenya are using elephants' natural fears of bees and building "beehive fences" that keep wild elephants from trampling the crops. It keeps the farms safe, and prevents farmers having to kill elephants to defend their livelihood! elephantsandbees.com/beeh…
The moment Elizabeth II became queen of England upon the death of her father, she was in a tree house in Kenya. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned of GravityLight, a device that generates light using the slow fall of a weight to power an internal generator, and has provided communities in Kenya with sustainable lighting. youtu.be/Jsc-pQIMxt8?list…
Nairobi, Kenya has a thriving country music scene because Kenyans β€œcan identify with the stories in the songs.” Country Music CDs make up 15% of all music sold. nytimes.com/2015/07/02/ar…
The Masaai people of Kenya donated fourteen cows to the US after 9/11. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afric…
Kenya is the 3rd largest tea grower. Turkey and Iran are the 6th and 7th. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea…
Today I learned of Dr. Rosendo Ribeiro, the first private medical doctor in Nairobi, Kenya, who rode a zebra he himself trained to make house calls. goacom.com/dr-rosendo-ayr…
Kenya burned $172 million worth of illegal elephant tusk and rhino horn to demonstrate against poaching in that area edition.cnn.com/2016/04/3…
Julius Yego of Kenya won the silver medal in Rio Olympics in Javelin Throw after learning the sport from YouTube. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Today I learned Massey Ferguson relaunched the MF35 in Kenya in 2015. It's essentially the same model they made in 1956. int.masseyferguson.com/mf…
Life expectancy in Kenya has grown between 2004 and 2014 by more than 13 years. It was growing by more than a year per year. indexmundi.com/g/g.aspx?c…
When Nike was shooting their commercial in Kenya using Samburu tribesmen, one of them was supposed to say "Just do it" in native Maa, but instead he said, "I don't want these. Give me big shoes." Nike responded with: "we thought nobody in America would know what he said.'' nytimes.com/1989/02/15/op…
Today I learned of a female only village in Kenya that is a safe haven for victims of sexual violence and assault trueactivist.com/a-female…
The 2010 Boston Marathon winner, Robert K. Cheruiyot of Kenya, shattered the world record from another Kenyan, also named Robert K. Cheruiyot, no relation. runnersworld.com/races/bo…
The Lion King's landscape, including Pride Rock and the Gorge, is modeled after Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
There are about 300,000 Quakers in the world and over one-third of them live in Kenya roadsandkingdoms.com/2016…
40% of top international distance running honours are won by the Kalenjin tribe of Kenya theguardian.com/science/2…
The countries of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are having negotiations and making plans to become a single country in the future; the East African Federation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
A Masai tribe in Kenya gave 14 cows to America after hearing about the 9/11 attacks globalpublicsquare.blogs.…
I learned of a Pea farmer Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua in Kenya who spends his evenings traveling hours to deliver water to drought-stricken zebras, elephants and buffalo in Tsavo West National Park. youtu.be/GZqfmhpXAAQ
The Roman Empire held trading colonies in India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Yemen, Kenya, and even as far away as Japan! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan have come together to for an EU type organisation called the East Africa Community that plan to soon form their own federation. eac.int/
On 7th June 2016 a monkey climbed onto the roof of Gitaro power station (Kenya), fell onto a transformer and caused national-wide outage which lasted a few hours. The primate survived. nation.co.ke/news/Monkey-…
Almost three quarters of all of Kenya's athletics come from one tribe, the Kalenjins blog.healthkismet.com/dis…
In 1956, a contestant at The Price Is Right was offered an elephant as a bonus prize to make for extra ivory for the grand piano he had just won. The real prize was in fact $4,000 but the contestant insisted he wanted the elephant. The show eventually delivered an elephant from Kenya to him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Back in June 2016, a monkey got into a power station in kenya, and caused a blackout for the whole country . cnn.com/2016/06/08/africa…
Kenya gets 65.8% of its electricity from renewable sources. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
β€ͺ in 2005 Mr Graham Pendrill, 57, visited Maasai Mara and met the Maasai. He loved their lifestyle so much that he sold his 1.2 million dollar mansion so that he could move to Kenya and be proclaimed as the elder of a Masai tribe. ‬ β€ͺ allafrica.com/stories/200…
The movie The Ghost and The Darkness is based on two lions who massacred railway workers over the course of 9 months in 1898 in Kenya. They were finally killed in December of 1898 and are currently on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Their estimated kill count is 135. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsa…
Today I learned of the East African Federation, a proposed merging of the countries Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and possibly South Sudan. This country will be the tenth most populated country on earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
In Kenya a turtle adopted a hippo that was abandoned due to a tsunami. tourism.go.ke/default.nsf…
Rachel Weisz changed the spelling of her last name to 'Vice' earlier in her career, but her agent said that wouldn't fly as it sounded like a porn name. Weisz then went with "Vyce", then "Kenya Campbell", later admitting that that too sounded like a porn moniker. entertainmentwise.com/new…
A US citizen claimed diplomatic immunity after crashing into a bus while speeding in Kenya. Despite killing a passenger and injuring others he was quickly flown out of the country by the US government. usatoday.com/story/news/w…
One month before the 1998 Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, the Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL) faced opposition by Iran and Russia for control over Afghanistan and Central Asian oil pipeline routes. After the attacks UNOCAL dropped the deal nytimes.com/1998/07/27/wo…
In places like Cameroon and Kenya, it is completely socially acceptable to eat soil due to the belief that it helps expecting mother's ward off disease. In Kenya, there are actually markets offering specialty dirts for consumption. bbc.com/future/story/2016…
Nien Nunb, the jowly alien from "Return of the Jedi," was speaking a real Earth language called Haya, which made the character and actor a minor sensation in Kenya. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/K…
Today I learned of the early popular YouTuber Kevjumba (2M subscribers) who made a second account JumbaFund (1M sub) 100% for charityβ€”helping build a school in Kenya. He has been inactive for about 3 years pursuing a life as a monk. youtube.com/channel/UCXdY…
Google has started a beta in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand and Uganda called 'Google trader' where locals can contact sellers of anything from chicken egg incubators to entire houses. google.co.ke/local/trader
Harambe literally means "all pull together" in Swahili, and is also the official motto of Kenya and appears on its coat of arms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
In the Olympic 3000m steeplechase, Kenya has won all gold medals since 1984; and overall has won 21 out of 36 possible medals since 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In Kenya there is a TV comedy about a fictitious aid organisation that achieves nothing africasacountry.com/kenya…
There is a hotel in Kenya that is also a giraffe sanctuary where you can feed giraffes from your hotel window en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
A study conducted in Kenya found that Kenyan men with bigger penises were more likely to get cheated on, mostly from cases where the penis was too big and caused vaginal pain during sex. jezebel.com/men-with-bigg…
There is a hotel in Kenya that also serves as a giraffe sanctuary, and the giraffes stick their heads into the windows to get snacks at breakfast time. twistedsifter.com/2013/10…

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