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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tanzania auctions off Hippo Teeth 'Ivory' allegedly to collect money to fund conservation efforts for the said animal nationalgeographic.com/ne…
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…
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…
Two chimpanzee societies in Tanzania waged a war that lasted for 4 years in 1974 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
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 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…
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 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…
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…
The name "Tanzania" is a compound of the two states that merged to create the country: Tanganyika and Zanzibar. 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…
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…
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…
The Haya people of Tanzania have been forging steel for over 2,000 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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/
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…
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…
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…
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_…
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…
A lake in Northern Tanzania turns live animals into stone statues. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
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…
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…
Cats are considered bad luck in Tanzania, but some in power believe they can bestow power if decapitated and their blood is drunk aljazeera.com/indepth/fea…
In 1962 a Laughter Epidemic broke out in Tanzania (then Tanganyika) affecting up to a thousand people and lasted several months. atlasobscura.com/articles…
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…
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…
Freddie Mercury, former lead singer of Queen, was born in Sultanate of Zanzibar, which is present-day Tanzania, Africa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Tanzania: Albinos are attacked & Body Parts are cut off to be used in potions produced by local witch doctors. universalif.org/mutilatio…
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Tanzania britannica.com/biography/…
The oldest thing in the British Museum is a 2 million-year old stone chopping tool from Tanzania. britishmuseum.org/explore…
Albinos in Tanzania have their limbs removed while they are alive for use in luck powders and potions. aljazeera.com/news/2015/0…
The Nobel peace prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari used sauna diplomacy - diplomatic meetings in the sauna - to move forward negotiations from Tanzania to Indonesia. During the Cold War, Urho Kekkonen - who served as Finland's president for 26 years - negotiated with Soviet diplomats in the sauna. bbc.com/news/magazine-243…
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…
Albinos in Africa are prolific victims of racism and assault, with at least 75 being killed in Tanzania since 2006, after which their bodies have been used in rituals by witch doctors. Myths about them say that their hair, teeth, skin, and genitals bring good health. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
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…
The countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi have plans to form the East African Federation by 2015. It would be the 11th most populated country in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Tanzania uses rats as a low-cost and effective way to detect tuberculosis theguardian.com/science/2…
Albinos are regularly hunted in countries like Tanzania for their body parts because they are viewed as good luck charms. youtube.com/watch?v=eH8j_…
The name of the African nation of Tanzania is a portmanteau of the names of the two countries that joined to form it: Tanganyika and Zanzibar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
In 1962, a laughter epidemic struck Tanzania that caused people to burst into fits of uncontrolled fits of laughter, lasting from a few hours up to 16 days. Scientists are still unsure of what caused it mostodd.wordpress.com/201…
Today I learned of the Gombe Chimpanzee War: a violent conflict between two communities of chimpanzees in Tanzania that lasted 4 years and resulted in the deaths of 11 chimps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
The Hadza tribe of Tanzania are the last full-time hunter gathers on the Earth. They do not store or grow food, and have almost no impact on their surrounding environment. ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
Today I learned of the East African Federation. A proposed political union between Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Two countries - Zambia & Tanzania- share the same identical national anthem while South Africa uses a part of the same anthem. The song is titled "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika", was written in 1897, and translates to "God Bless Africa" and replaced England's national anthem "God Save the Queen". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nko…
The largest millipede in Tanzania is called the 'Wandering Leg Sausage' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
There was a four year war fought between two groups of chimpanzees in Tanzania en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
Freddie Mercury was born 'Farrokh Bulsara' on Zanzibar (modern day Tanzania) to Parsi parents from the Gujarat/Sindh region of India en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Unlike most lava, the lava from the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in Tanzania is less viscous than water. This is because of its chemical composition, which also makes the lava much cooler. youtube.com/watch?v=djW31…
In Tanzania, Albinos are hunted and killed for their flesh because some believe they have mystical properties en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
In 1965 a school in Tanzania had to be closed down due to a laughter epidemic, which spread to a nearby village en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
In the 1980s, the current presidents of Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo were all refugees in Tanzania. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
In 1962 an outbreak of contagious laughter in Tanganyika (Tanzania) lasted for six months and caused schools to be closed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Tanzania was formed when the countries of Zanzibar and Tanganyika merged in 1964 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
In 1962, a laughter epidemic spread out in Tanganyika, Tanzania that caused 14 schools to shut down and affected 1000 people. The phenomenon started in a school for girls and is considered as an outbreak of mass hysteria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
26 year old Jane Goodall arrived in Tanzania to study Chimpanzees without an undergraduate degree and no conventional qualifications to justify her presence in Gombe. However her passion for nature impressed Dr.Louis Leakey who put her in charge of documenting the apes youngzine.org/article/jan…
Today I learned of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania. The high alkalinity of the deadly water calcifies animals that submerge themselves, turning the animals into preserved "statues". newscientist.com/article/…
The Sri Lankan government crushed and incinerated 359 poached elephant tusks valued at $2.6 million, so they could not be traded in the black market and to send a message that poaching will not be tolerated. DNA testing found the tusks came from Tanzania. nytimes.com/2016/01/27/wo…
Your refrigerator uses more energy than the combined usage a person living in Kenya, Nigeria, Liberia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. refrigerators.reviewed.co…
Albinos in Tanzania are hacked to death for their body parts(used as "MAGIC CHARMS") guardian.co.uk/world/2008…
In 1962 there was a laughter epidemic in Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika) so contagious, it lasted for 18 month, affected over 1000 people and 14 schools had to be shut down en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of Albinism in the world and often Albinos are hunted by witch doctors to make potions npr.org/blogs/pictureshow…
In Tanzania, about 500 older women are murdered each year following accusations against them of witchcraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
Hakuna matata is really "no worries" in Swahili, "hamna shida" is more common in the north in Tanzania while "hamna tabu" is more common in the south. humanlanguages.com/swahil…
Albino people in Tanzania are hunted & mutilated for their body parts to be used by witch doctors youtube.com/watch?v=DLt4M…
If the world's largest national park were a country it would rank 31st in area, between Egypt and Tanzania. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
There is a lake in Tanzania with waters so caustic that it can burn the eyes and skin of animals who decide to go for a swim news.discovery.com/earth/…
Uganda unsuccessfully tried to annex a part of Tanzania's Kagera region in 1978-1979. Afterwards, this failure led to the overthrow of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uga…
In 1962, a contagious "laughter epidemic" broke out in a school in modern-day Tanzania and lasted for 6-18 months. 14 schools were shut down and 1000 people were affected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar (now Tanzania) and grew up in India. thebiographychannel.co.uk…
Albinos in Tanzania are regularly butchered because witch doctors believe their body parts are key ingredients in their magic potions. Some even believe the potion is more powerful if there are screams so body parts are cut from live victims, especially kids news.nationalgeographic.c…
Freddie Mercury of Queen was born Farrokh Bulsara in the British protectorate of Sultanate of Zanzibar, East Africa (now Tanzania). His parents, both Zoroastrianists, were from the Gujarat region of the then province of Bombay Presidency in British India, where he spent his early childhood. clashmusic.com/feature/10…
A laughing epidemic that started in Tanganyika Tanzania caused over 1000 people to be affected by the mass hysteria and lasted nearly 8 months. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of Albinism in the world, with as many as 150,000 people affected by the condition. slate.com/articles/news_a…
The Hadza people of Tanzania cleanse their hands with the herbaceous gut contents of their prey, providing an entry point for gut bacteria possibly essential to human health and evolution humanfoodproject.com/plea…
The Tanzania rejoin of Africa was terrorized by a lion. It attacked at night, killing up to 50 people. Locals became convinced it was a malevolent magic spirit. It took 2 years for game scouts to find and kill the thing. This happened SIX years ago. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afric…
Today I learned of William Unek, an African police constable who committed 2 mass murders 3 years apart; first in the Belgian Congo in 1954 where he killed 21 people with an ax, and the next in modern day Tanzania in 1957 where he killed another 36 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar (today Tanzania) and was originally named Farrokh Bulsara en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Freddy Mercury was born in Tanzania en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Dodoma was named Tanzania's official capital in 1973 and the entire government was supposed to move there by the mid 1980s but it never really happened and growth has been slow lonelyplanet.com/tanzania…
There are over 120 ethnic groups in Tanzania, and the largest ethnic group is only about 14% of the entire population. joshuaproject.net/countri…
People in Tanzania, Africa believe a limb from the body of an albino gives luck to the miner who enters the goldmine. Due to the widespread folklore albinos, mostly children, are murdered and their body parts sold to superstitious businessmen. johanbavman.se/albino-sha…
The antibiotic Thiarubrine-A was discovered by studying the feeding habits of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3…
A popular myth about why Mt. Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, is that Queen Victoria gifted it to her nephew, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia, as a birthday gift. nation.co.ke/Features/DN2…
The world's most expensive dessert is made with glacial ice from Mt. Kilimanjaro, that you get yourself. This $60,000 "sundae" comes with first class airfare to Tanzania, five star accommodations, a guided climb, as much ice cream as you can eat, and a souvenir organic t-shirt. offtrackplanet.com/magazi…
"Hakuna matata" is a Swahili phrase that is frequently translated as "no worries".The film's production team claims that it picked up the term from a tour guide while on safari in Tanzania. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hak…

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