Poems and Poetry

Did you know that …in Africa

Africa

  1. Ethiopia will be celebrating millennium in September 2007?
  2. Uganda has the source of River Nile?
  3. People from Niger are Nigerien. People from Nigeria are Nigerian?
  4. About 20 million of flip flops are produced each year in Mombasa?
  5. Merry Christmas in Ghana is “Afishapa”?
  6. Namib desert is believed to be the oldest desert in the world?
  7. In Eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas?
  8. Togo held its first multiparty election for parliament in 1994?
  9. African Grey Parrots are known to have vocabularies of over 200 words?
  10. The African elephant is the Heaviest land mammal in the world?
  11. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue?
  12. About 28% of Africa is wilderness?
  13. In South Africa the @ is called “aapstert” wich means a “monkey’s tail”?
  14. The only dog in the world that does not bark is an African dog, Basenji?
  15. Cape Agulhas is the Southernmost tip in Africa?
  16. Some lions can mate over 50 times a day?
  17. Giraffes give birth standing up. The baby falls from a height of six feet and usaually without being hurt?
  18. The most populated country in Africa is Nigeria?
  19. In Kenya a child’s middle name is given based on the time during the day the child is born?
  20. Nigeria is home to about 400 languages?
  21. The Star of Africa is the largest cut diamond in the world?
  22. The reggae term Rastafarian refers to Haile Selassie?
  23. The highest free standing mountain in the world is Kilimanjaro in Tanzania?
  24. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes?
  25. Nine out of ten women in Ethiopia give birth at home?

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