Brazil Facts

Brazil Facts

Brazil Facts

Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world.

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Brazil has the 2nd highest number of airports in the world, after the U.S.

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Sex change surgeries are free under Brazil’s public health system since 2008.

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8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.

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Brazilian prisoners can reduce their sentence by 4 days for every book they read and write a report on.

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Almost 20% of Rio de Janeiro’s males are gay or bisexual.

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92% of all new sold cars in Brazil  use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.

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35% of men from rural Brazil have had sex with an animal, a study found.

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Brazilian athletes funded their trip to the 1932 Olympics by selling coffee along the way.

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The largest population of Catholics in the world is not in Italy nor Spain. It’s in Brazil: 123 million, 64% of its population.

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Brazil is the world’s first country to ban tanning beds.

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In 1958, a rhinoceros was a candidate in the city council elections in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Apple’s iPhone is almost twice more expensive in Brazil than in the U.S.

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Brazil’s Capital, Brasilia, looks like an aeroplane from above.

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Brazil once tried to sell an aircraft carrier on eBay.

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Rio de Janeiro was once the capital of Portugal,   making it the only European capital outside of Europe.

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The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.

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Rio de Janeiro means “January River” and it was called that by mistake. A Portuguese explorer thought the bay was the mouth of a river.

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The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be the first time a South American country has the right to host them.

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There’s an underground river 4 KM (2.4 mi) beneath the Amazon River in Brazil, that might be as long, but hundreds of times wider.

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There’s a colony in Brazil founded by 2,000 to 4,000 Confederate refugees who left the U.S. after losing the Civil War.

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About 4 million slaves were taken from Africa to Brazil, about 40% of all in the Americas.

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Voting is mandatory in Brazil.

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Brazil distributes women’s breast milk around the country to babies whose mothers can’t provide it for them.

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Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WWII, with over 25,000 soldiers.

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In 2010, a clown called “Tiririca” announced he would run for Congress in Brazil. He became the most-voted-for congressman of the election.

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Brazil’s government spent US$53 million in public funds for Pope Francis’ visit of 2013.

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The Bororo people of Brazil are one of the few groups of people where all have the same blood type: “O”.

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In 2013, the world’s 7th richest person, Brazilian Eike Batista, lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.

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In Brazil, just 43% of adults have a high-school degree. In Sweden, it’s 87%.

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Replicas of the Statue of Liberty have been erected in Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brazil and even China.

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The revolution that transformed Brazil into a republic was so uneventful that the few witnesses present didn’t know it happened and the dethroned Emperor didn’t even care.

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The Earth’s magnetic field has been steadily weakening over the past 180 years, specially around Brazil and Argentina.

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There’s an Island in Brazil where civilians are forbidden to go: it has up to 5 snakes per square meter.

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When the World Cup was hosted in the U.S. in 1994, they only spent US$30 million on infrastructure improvements. For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil spent US$11 billion.

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The main exporter of Brazil nuts is not Brazil. It’s Bolivia.

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There’s a 10,000-seat replica of Solomon’s Temple in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Rio de Janeiro’s beaches have 1.7 million times the disease-causing viruses of what would be considered hazardous on a California beach.

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There’s a prison in Brazil that allows inmates to pedal stationary bicycles, providing electricity to a nearby city in exchange for reduced sentences.

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Half of the top 20 cities in the world with the highest murder rates are in Brazil.

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There’s a city in Brazil called “Nao-Me-Toque” meaning “Don’t Touch Me.”

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3 of the 5 wealthiest people in Brazil got rich off beer.

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15,000 billboards were taken down in 2006 when Sao Paulo, Brazil, banned outdoor advertising.

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Indonesia has the world’s highest rate of deforestation, with Brazil as a close second.

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