Joaquin Phoenix grew up in a cult involved with pedophilia and his parents traveled to Venezuela to recruit followers (not knowing about the pedophilia) - The Children of God distractify.com/p/joaquin…
There's a river basin in Venezuela that gets struck by lightening over 200 times per hour for up to 10 hrs straight. It occurs more than 100 times a year and is predictable up to a few months in advanced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
House of Angostura, known for its bitters, was founded by Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin-Siegert, Surgeon-General for SimΓ³n BolΓ­var's army in Venezuela en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
The women of Bari tribe of Venezuela believes that a child can have multiple biological fathers. That, a child is not born from the sperm of a single man, but from the accumulation of sperm in a woman's womb. discovermagazine.com/heal…
Angostura bitters recipe was developed as a tonic by Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, a German surgeon general in SimΓ³n BolΓ­var's army in Venezuela. The exact formula is a closely guarded secret, with only one person knowing the whole recipe, passed hereditarily.[ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Today I learned of La Mancha Negra (The Black Stain), a mysterious black substance that has oozed from roads in Caracas, Venezuela. It has caused multiple car accidents and claimed many lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_…
Catatumbo lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It occurs only over the mouth of the Catatumbo River. It originates from a mass of storm clouds over nearby mountains, and occurs during 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, totaling 297 billion barrels. In addition to conventional oil, Venezuela has oil sands deposits similar in size to those of Canada, and approximately equal to the world's reserves of conventional oil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil…
In Venezuela, you can buy 925,000 gallons of premium gasoline for $1. sg.news.yahoo.com/far-ven…
SimΓ³n BolΓ­var, the great liberator of South America, was nicknamed 'iron butt' (culo de hierro) for his "endurance on horseback." Old 'iron butt' would go on to free Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, PerΓΊ, and PanamΓ‘ from Spanish control in the 1800s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lla…
Salt-cured capybara (the largest living rodent) is consumed during Lent in Venezuela, where the popularity of the dish prompted the Vatican to declare that capybara isn’t meat but fish. people.com/pets/5-things-…
The murder rate in the capital of Venezuela is so high that each year 0.1% of the population is murdered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Russia's life expectancy is 4-6 years lower than in Iraq, Guatemala & Venezuela geoba.se/population.php?p…
Today I learned about El Helicoide. A building in Venezuela that was originally meant to be a shopping mall with beautiful architecture but is now a prison for high-profile criminals and political prisoners. It is considered one of the harshest prisons in the country with torture being not uncommon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_…
The virtual currencies of games like RuneScape are worth more than the currency of Venezuela bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Today I learned of the Lighthouse of Maracaibo. A natural phenomenon that results in an area of Venezuela being under a lightening storm for a relatively large part of the year. Up to 448,000 bolt per year! It has historically been so consistent and localised that it has used as a sailing beacon. slate.com/human-interest/…
Venezuela has a "Ministry of Supreme Happiness" presidencia.gob.ve/Site/W…
There is a mysterious expanding black goo called La Mancha Negra (the black stain) that covers parts of roads in Caracas, Venezuela. Millions of dollars have been spent researching it, yet the cause is still unknown. 1,800 people have died in auto accidents due to the goo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_…
In 2008 a dog tried to save his owners lives after 5 armed pirates hijacked their yacht off the coast of Venezuela. After the men climbed aboard the dog furiously attacked them, biting and snapping until he was stabbed then shot. The dog survived and the pirates left almost empty handed. candogseat-this.com/kanku…
After Hurricane Katrina, Cuba & Venezuela were the first countries to offer assistance, pledging over $1 million, several mobile hospitals, water treatment plants, canned food, bottled water, heating oil, 1,100 doctors and 26.4 metric tons of medicine -but were rejected by the US Government en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur…
In 2018, there were 1.73 trillion barrels of oil in the world. That's enough to last another 50 years since the world uses 95 million barrels per day. Venezuela has 303.3 billions of barrels, about 17.3% of the total. Saudi Arabia has 297.7 billion barrels, 17.2%. Canada has 9.7% of world total. thebalance.com/oil-reserv…
Venezuela has the world's lightning capital in Lake Maracaibo which has nearly 300 nightly thunderstorms in a year. NASA recorded an average rate of 233 lightning flashes per square kilometer per year over the lake. cnn.com/2016/05/03/weathe…
The German city of Augsburg was given a colony in present-day Venezuela called Klein-Venedig in the 1500s when the Habsburg emperor couldn't repay a loan back in cash en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kle…
After Czech resistance assassinated brutal Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, the Czech town of Lidice was razed and nearly all of its citizens, pets and livestock were shot. In response to Hitler's desire to wipe Lidice off the map, Venezuela, Brazil, Panama and Mexico renamed towns to Lidice. czechmatediary.com/2009/0…
The sale alcohol is banned for 24 hours before elections in Venezuela. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Venezuela had the world's 4th highest GDP per capita in 1950; trailing only the United States, Switzerland, and New Zealand. nationmaster.com/country-…
"The place on Earth with the most lightning strikes per square kilometer is Lake Maracaibo, a large tidal bay in northern Venezuela. Here lightning occurs 300 nights a year." ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/…
Today I learned about DorΓ‘ngel Vargas, a cannibalistic serial killer from Venezuela who, while serving his prison sentence in 2016, murdered three inmates and then served their remains to other inmates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Since 2007, an unfinished skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, has been re-appropriated by squatters into a vast 'vertical slum' which now includes grocery stores, hairdressers, and an unlicensed dentist. pulsamerica.co.uk/2012/10…
In 2013, inmates in Venezuela opened a nightclub inside their prison that included strippers. businessinsider.com/venez…
The 2015 price of gasoline in Venezuela was 1/5th of $.01, or 482 gallons with just one dollar. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
From the 18th of Feburary to 8th of March 1989 the Caracazo took place, where the president of Venezuela suspended numerous articles of the constitution (including the right to peaceful protest) and the police and military killed around 2,000 protesters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
The tallest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela, is two and a half times taller than the Empire State Building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Switzerland has the most expensive Big Mac in the world at $6.82, while in Venezuela, the country with the cheapest, it only costs $0.67 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Today I learned of an atmospheric phenomenon called Catatumbo lightning in which 140-160 nights a year, 10 hours per day, lightning storms strike over the Catatumbo River in Venezuela. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Inflation has affected Venezuelans so much that in 2017, people would sell video game currency in exchange for real currency. In many cases, these gamers made more money than salaried workers in Venezuela even though they were earning just a few dollars per day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyp…
Venezuela in 2007 worked with Congressman Joe Kennedy to provide low cost heating oil for the poor in NYC reuters.com/article/citgo…
The actor who played the gungan chief, Boss Nass, in Star Wars Ep I (Brian Blessed) survived a plane crash in the rainforest of Venezuela, boxed w/ the Dalai Lama, climbed Everest 3 times, and is a 3rd degree black belt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Germany took part in colonization in the Americas in the mid 1500s, focusing primarily in Venezuela. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kle…
On a "rainy and tempestuous" night in Venezuela on 24 Oct 1886 "a loud humming noise and a vivid, dazzling light" lit up the inside of a home, awakening "a family of nine." All were "seriously injured" by the "smoky," odorous, not-hot light. On day 9 the trees about the home "suddenly withered." science-frontiers.com/sf1…
Singapore has the highest average internet speed and Venezuela has the slowest simoptions.com/countries-…
There is an area in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela that gets struck by lightning 28 times per minute. This phenomenon has even foiled two invasions. news.com.au/travel/travel…
Venezuela owes foreign airlines over 4 billion dollars, leading many airlines to sharply reduce or stop service in the country businessweek.com/articles…
That Gas Prices in Venezuela haven't changed since 1996 at $0.015 per Liter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
The world’s weakest currency is the Venezuelan Bolivar and its economic collapse 2016 has given Venezuela an inflation rate of 720%. worldatlas.com/articles/1…
Venezuela has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia but produces less than a forth of what Saudi produces per year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPE…
The Venezuelan Crisis of 1902–1903 began when president Cipriano Castro refused to pay Venezuela's foreign debt, causing Great Britain, Germany and Italy to impose a naval blockade. All parties eventually came to an agreement with the help of U.S. pressure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Brazil is the world’s murder capital with over 60,000 intentional homicides in 2016, ahead of India, Mexico, Venezuela, and USA. El Salvador has the highest rate of murders (56) per 100,000 people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…

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