Lake Malawi (in Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique), the fourth-largest freshwater lake in the world, is called the "Calendar Lake", because it is 365 miles from top to bottom, 52 miles at its widest point, and 12 main rivers flow into the lake face2faceafrica.com/artic…
The Hadza tribe from Tanzania find honey by whistling a special tune to a "honeyguide" bird that then leads them to a nearby bee hive. atlasobscura.com/articles…
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…
In the mid XX century, the British government tried to cultivate peanuts in over a million hectares in Tanganika, Tanzania, ignoring all the warnings that the territory was unsuitable, and only abandoned it after losing the equivalent of 1 billion pounds in 2020 value en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Resting postures used before the invention of the chair, like squatting and kneeling, involve higher levels of muscle activity than chair-sitting. The Hadza hunter-gatherers in Tanzania tend to squat or kneel when they take a break. phys.org/news/2020-03-hun…
Studies in 'ice cores' found in Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - the mountain which supplies the Nile with its water - have revealed that a drought did take place around 3600 years ago - around the time the Bible sets Joseph's story in Egypt bbc.co.uk/religion/religi…
Former Ugandan president Idi Amin asked Japan's government to loan him Kamikaze fighters in order to use them against the Tanzanians during the, 1979 Air campaign of the Uganda–Tanzania War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
The public transportation in Zanzibar (an autonomous region of Tanzania) is called "Daladala". During the 1970s and 1980s, public transport cost a Dollar to travel to the nearest town. Travelling to town cost a Dollar ("Dala") and returning cost a Dollar, hence the term "Daladala" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zan…
The Haya People of Tanzania have been forging steel for over 2000 years. Investigation of their land led to the discovery of ancient furnaces that were then carbon dated and found to be around 2000 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
In Tanzania, there are seven schools for the deaf, and each uses its own sign language, with no known connection to any other language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
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…
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…
Tanzania auctions off Hippo Teeth 'Ivory' allegedly to collect money to fund conservation efforts for the said animal nationalgeographic.com/ne…
A team in Tanzania is training giant rats to spot Tuberculosis in human spit. The rats can test 100 samples in 10 to 20 minutes: a human with a microscope takes 4 days to test the same number. The same species is also used to detect landmines. theguardian.com/global-de…
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…
Two chimpanzee societies in Tanzania waged a war that lasted for 4 years in 1974 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
The idea that hot water supposedly freezes faster than cold water is called "The Mpemba Effect", and it is far from an accepted fact. And it all started when a teenager in Tanzania got into making ice cream chemistryworld.com/news/t…
Today I learned of an event where a small group of Chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania killed all males of another group of Chimpanzees and killed or kidnapped their females, later known as the Gombe Chimpanzee War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
The group APOPO has trained the giant African pouched rat to search for landmines in Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola, and in Cambodia. Since 1997 the rats have been able to help clear over 13,000 landmines saving countless lives, and giving back several square meters of land back to the people. news.nationalgeographic.c…
In 1962, the Tanganyika laughter epidemic caused contagious laughter in 1000 people in Tanzania, and resulted in 14 schools being shut down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
In 1962 there was an outbreak of mass hysteria in the nation of Tanzania where Thousands of people would laugh for days or even weeks and spread to Uganda. Blood tests were sent to Europe and concluded nothing abnormal. Some say this is called the Nocebo affect. youtu.be/ms7MpUNvAK0
The Haya people of Tanzania have been forging steel for over 2,000 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
The name "Tanzania" is a compound of the two states that merged to create the country: Tanganyika and Zanzibar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
In 1962, the Tanganyika laughter epidemic caused contagious laughter in 1000 people in Tanzania, and resulted in 14 schools being shut down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
South Sudanese revolutionary leader John Garang won a scholarship to Iowa where he graduated. He was offered another scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, but chose to return to Tanzania to study East African agricultural economics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In May 1996 around 800 people died after their ferry sank on its way to Mwanza in Tanzania. This is the deadliest ferry accident recorded. au.news.yahoo.com/least-4…
An epidemic of contagious laughter broke out in Tanzania in 1962, which lasted over six months and affected thousands of people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Today I learned about the Gombe Chimpanzee War, a war between two groups of chimpanzees in Tanzania observed by Jane Goodall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
Today I learned of the Gombe Chimpanzee War, a violent conflict between two groups of chimpanzees, the Kasakela and the Kahama, in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, that lasted from 1974 to 1978. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
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…
In some African Commonwealth nations, particularly Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania, professional boxing contests are held on Boxing Day (Dec 26). This practice has also been followed for decades in Guyana and Italy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box…
In 1962 a laughter epidemic hit Tanzania. It started at a girls boarding school with 3 girls. Fits would last up to 16 days and led to 14 schools being shut down, affecting 1000 people, mainly school children and young adults. atlasobscura.com/articles…
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/
Albinos in Tanzania are at high risk of being murdered, hacked up, and sold in magic potions. news.nationalgeographic.c…
There is still an Imperial German ship in active service in Tanzania en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_…
A lake in Northern Tanzania turns live animals into stone statues. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Freddie Mercury was born in the Sultanate of Zanzibar (now Tanzania) with the name Farrokh Bulsara. He spent most of his early childhood in India, and his family practiced Zoroastrianism. He later moved back to Zanzibar but later fled to England during the Zanzibar Revolution at age 17. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Today I learned of a dune of magnetic volcanic rock and sand, in Tanzania. That travels around 50 ft a year. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) lists "recently extinct languages": "Aasax (Tanzania) – 1976," "Ubyh (Turkey) – 1992," "Akkala Saami (Russian Federation)" in 2003,and "Eyak (United States, Alaska) – 2008." ("How many languages have already disappeared?") unesco.org/new/en/culture…
There is a real Un'goro Crater (WoW) called Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. ngorongorocrater.org/
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…
There are no current statistics on religion in Tanzania. Home to many faiths, its census hasn't asked about religion since 1967 in order to avoid fights over which was the biggest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
In 1962 there was an outbreak of laughing in a place called Kashasha, Tanzania (Tanganyika around that time). Victims would also suffer from crying attacks, pain, fainting, and random screaming and violence. The episodes lasted several hours to up to 16 days in recurring attacks. articles.chicagotribune.c…
Tanzania: Albinos are attacked & Body Parts are cut off to be used in potions produced by local witch doctors. universalif.org/mutilatio…
In 1962 a Laughter Epidemic broke out in Tanzania (then Tanganyika) affecting up to a thousand people and lasted several months. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The oldest thing in the British Museum is a 2 million-year old stone chopping tool from Tanzania. britishmuseum.org/explore…
Freddie Mercury, former lead singer of Queen, was born in Sultanate of Zanzibar, which is present-day Tanzania, Africa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
In Tanzania witchdoctors are prepared to pay $75,000 (Β£50,000) for a complete set of human albino body parts. ifrc.org/Global/Publicati…
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…
There was a laughing epidemic in 1962, in Tanzania, that closed down 14 schools and affected over 1,000 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…

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