MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is of English, Polish, Trinidadian & Venezuelan descent. Her Trinidadian great-grandfather was one of the first black doctors in Canada & her English-American mother holds a PhD & won the World Judo Championship in 1984. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
A pair of Miami DJ's prank called Fidel Castro in 2003. They pretended to be Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to get Castro on the line, and had a brief chat before telling Castro he had been fooled. Castro responded with a brief verbal tirade. The radio station was later fined $4,000 news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
Former Venezuelan president Hugo ChΓ‘vez vowed to ban Halloween calling the holiday an β€œimperialist terror” and part of the American tradition of β€œputting fear into other nations, putting fear into their own people” newsfeed.time.com/2013/03…
The Venezuelan poodle moth was first brought to the attention of entomologists in 2009 after being photographed, and even now the moth remains very poorly understood. It is believed that the moth is extremely rare. The furry muslin moth is considered to be its close relative based on morphology. mymodernmet.com/venezuela…
Venezuelan new car sales dropped by 98% from 2012 to 2017, and only five companies and 13 models remained on it by 2017. bestsellingcarsblog.com/2…
Venezuelan serial killer and cannibal Dorangel Vargas - who confessed to killing and eating at least ten individuals - didn't consume fat people because he thought they had too much cholesterol. murderpedia.org/male.V/v/…
Venezuelans are turning to crypto-resource farming in the game 'Runescape' to make money to eat. news.bitcoin.com/venezuel…
A South American town called Potosi which was sunken by the Venezuelan government in 1984 has been temporarily reemerging, exposing a church which has a steeple visible above the water history101.com/potosi-sun…
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…
The horse on the Venezuelan coat of arms used to be depicted galloping to the right and looking to the left but was changed by Hugo Chavez to be galloping to the left, reportedly because his daughter said the horse was "looking backwards." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
Today I learned of the Venezuelan Gold Farmers, who farmed gold in Runescape as a living because the in game gold held more value then Venezuelan currency and were massacred in game by higher level players. kotaku.com/the-runescape-…
The "bye! have a beautiful time!" guy at the end of American Dad is Security Officer PeΓ±a, a Venezuelan-American who worked at the office buildings where Family Guy and American Dad! are produced. imdb.com/title/tt0397306/…
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…
Adrian Solano, a Venezuelan cook, competed on the 10km cross-country event in the 2017 World Ski Championships, without ever training snow. He was deported from France when he was on his way to train in Sweden, because the migrant officials didn't believe his story. theguardian.com/sport/201…
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…
Citgo is majority-owned by the Venezuelan government en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
Many Venezuelan's turned to farming Runescape gold for a living as a result of economic difficulties polygon.com/2017/9/10/162…
The Lighthouse of Maracaibo, an atmospheric phenomenon in an Venezuelan lake where lightning strikes 260 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
There is a Venezuelan religion influenced by Santeria whose followers claim to be possessed by the ancient Vikings. Members of the "Viking Court" often drink blood or mutilate themselves in order to fight the devil. content.time.com/time/wor…
An ice cream shop in Venezuela has over 900 flavors including the house special, β€œPabellon Criollo”, which combines the flavors of the traditional Venezuelan meal of beef, rice, plantain, cheese, and black beans. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
Several years ago Venezuelan McDonalds began serving locally sourced yuca fries as currency inflation makes it more difficult to import foreign products like frozen potato fries foxnews.com/world/2015/01…
The guy at the end of American Dad episodes is Security Guard PeΓ±a a Venezuelan-American who worked at the office buildings where Family Guy and American Dad! are produced. americandad.wikia.com/wik…
Today I learned of the Venezuelan poodle moth, which looks so bizarre that people thought it was fake when images of it were uploaded online. planetsave.com/2013/07/11…
After a classified Corona spy satellite's film capsule was found by Venezuelan farmers and broken open, the US realized that labeling it "Secret" was a bad idea. Later capsules offered in eight languages a reward for returning it to American officials. thespacereview.com/articl…
Capybara meat is a popular choice for Venezuelans during Lent because the Catholic church once declared Capybara to qualify as fish nysun.com/foreign/in-days…
Juan Carlos I (former King of Spain) once told Hugo Chavez to shut up (ΒΏΒ‘Por quΓ© no te callas!?) when the Venezuelan leader called a former Spanish prime minister a "fascist" and "less human than snakes." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C2…
The guy who says, "Bye, have a great time!" at the end of Family Guy and *American Dad!* is Security Officer PeΓ±a, a Venezuelan immigrant who was a security guard at the studio where they were produced. closinglogos.com/page/Und…
There is a Venezuelan ice cream parlor with 900 flavors. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
A Venezuelan ice cream shop holds the record for most flavors. Smoked trout, Mushrooms in wine, Hot Dog and pork rind among the 860 flavors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
The Venezuelan government banned the Family Guy episode "420" from airing on any local station, and later used a clip from it to as "an example of how the US supports the use of marijuana." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
That former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez would host a Sunday talk show called Alo Presidente. The show had no script and no predetermined duration. Episodes would last for hours with Chavez touring locations and discussing social issues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alo…
President Truman had a painting of Simon Bolivar in the Oval Office. Simon Bolivar was a Venezuelan political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule. whitehousemuseum.org/west…
A Venezuelan drug lord turned his prison into a night club equipped with a pool and strippers nytimes.com/2011/06/04/wo…
Citgo gas is owned by the Venezuelan government en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDV…
There is a Venezuelan explorer who speaks 6 languages, discovered the world's oldest living organism, is a dentist to the Yanomami, has 28 species named after him, and claims to know the location of El Dorado. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Charles Brewer-Carias. explorerplanet.blogg.no/1…
Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez once said that capitalism might have destroyed life and civilization on Mars mobile.reuters.com/articl…
In 2011, prisoners armed with 12 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana and military grade weapons resisted a month-long siege from the Venezuelan national guard. The stand-off occurred inside the prison where the prisoners were being kept. theguardian.com/world/201…
Citgo gas stations are owned by the Venezuelan government en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
From 2007-2010 Venezuelan carrier Conviasa ran a flight between Caracas and Tehran (via Damascus, Syria) that carried more cash, weapons, and drugs than passengers. businessinsider.com/aerot…
In 2006 Venezuelan president Hugo ChΓ‘vez pitched a longterm lock in the price of oil at $50 a barrel theguardian.com/business/…
There's a Venezuelan Lightning Storm that Lasts 180 Days A Year, 10 Hours A Night In The SAME PLACE. minds.com/blog/view/24995…
Mariah Carey's family name is actually NuΓ±ez and her Venezuelan grandfather changed it deseretnews.com/article/8…
Typically, the people who throw out ceremonial first pitches at baseball games do so in street clothes -- but when Hugo Chavez did so at a Mets game, he did so in a Venezuelan baseball uniform with a warmup jacket, glove, and cleats on. amazinavenue.com/2013/3/6…
Richard Nixon was almost killed by a mob of angry Venezuelans on a goodwill tour. politico.com/story/2014/0…
The Venezuelan govt requires retailers to sell electronics at an affordable prices, and this is enforced by the military usatoday.com/story/news/w…
There is a Venezuelan tribe, first spotted by air in 2008, that has antibiotic resistant genes interaksyon.com/article/1…
The Tower of David in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas was never finished due to financial constraints, and is now one of the tallest vertical slums in the world. nytimes.com/2011/03/01/wo…
20-year old student protestors in Venezuela who are captured by the Venezuelan police have been raped with guns while in prison youtube.com/watch?v=A_Wz8…
In 2008 Hugo Chavez's CITGO Petroleum Corp., which joined with Boston's Citizen Energy to bring Venezuelan heating oil to low-income US households, handed out energy efficient light bulbs across the United States. The move was criticized as a ploy to promote the leader's leftist ideals. current.com/green/8911424…

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