Small coffee growers in Kenya are able to increase crop yields significantly by following simple guidelines, such as proper pruning, but many don't, because it seems counterintuitive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agr…
Today I learned that the nations of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda are considering merging to form a new nation: the East African Federation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Today I learned about Zheng He, a 14th c. Muslim Chinese admiral who expanded Ming China's influence to places as far as modern-day Kenya and Brunei; he also fought and won a land war against Sri Lanka, taking the Sri Lankan king back with him to China so that he could apologize to the Emperor directly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhe…
There's a "Women Only" village in Kenya, Africa called Umoja Village that was created in 1990 as a safe haven for women escaping violence travelwithsinja.com/umoja…
Peter Tabichi, a science teacher from rural Kenya who donated 80% of his salary to help poorer students, was crowned the world's best teacher of 2019, and was awarded with a 1M prize, beating 10000 other nominees from 179 countries. bbc.com/news/business-476…
Two lions in Kenya killed and ate around 35 people before they could be hunted down. 100 years later, new research on their bones revealed severe dental issues that meant they weren't able to chew their normal prey. fieldmuseum.org/blog/tsav…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Scientists in Kenya found a microbe called Microsporidia MB living in mosquitoes' guts & genitals which 100% protects mosquitoes from malaria. Scientists suggest the microbe's spores be released to infect mosquitoes & infecting male mosquitoes in the lab to infect females during sex in the wild. bbc.com/news/health-52530…
Kenya's Samburu National Reserve is the only place on earth where lions live alone - not in prides - and coexist with villagers because of the harsh desert environment. The lionesses here are such badass moms they teach their 3-month old cubs to take down an antelope. nationalgeographic.com/an…
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 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…
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…
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…
A kidney can be purchased for $650 in Kenya and sold for $200,000 in South Africa. havocscope.com/black-mark…
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-…
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/…
Princess Elizabeth acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom while she was staying at a treehouse in Kenya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
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 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…
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…
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…
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 the 1400s chinese explorer Zhang He shipped a Giraffe from Kenya to China smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A Chinese company decided to donate beer as well as food in Kenya because they heard the locals liked it. standardmedia.co.ke/artic…
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…
The British used concentration camps to commit genocide in Kenya in the 1950's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
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…
Harambe means "all pull together" in Swahili, and is the official motto of Kenya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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…
Two Maneless 9ft long Man-Eating Lions ate over 135 workers on the Kenya-Uganda railway in 1898 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsa…
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/…
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…
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…
A species of wasp discovered in Kenya a few years ago was named after Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. nationalpost.com/sports/h…
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…
:'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…

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