Category: Africa

When the world’s largest diamond was transported from Africa to England, an elaborate & secure journey by sea was publicized – as a rouse. The real diamond was simply posted by mail.

From the 1920s until his death in 1952, a German architect spent his life promoting his plan of damming and draining the Mediterranean sea. His goal was to create new lands for settlement and to unite Europe and Africa into one continent called “Atlantropa.”

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Monkey brains are eaten as a delicacy in parts of China, South Asia and Africa.

Monkey brains is a dish consisting of, at least partially, the brain of some species of monkey or ape. Consuming the brain and other nervous system tissues of some animals is considered hazardous to human health.

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firebox. It is based on Indiana Jones : Temple of Doom movies scene.

A new ocean is forming in Africa. 

Schizophrenic voices are shaped by local culture. Patients in America hear voices asking them to do violent things whereas in Africa and India, the voices they hear are usually of dead relatives or nice voices offering comfort.

Akon has been leading the charge to power tribal Africa. Gathering over $1 billion from investors to install utilities, such as 100k street lights, in 480 communities in 15 countries. That’s $75,000 per village on average. Indirectly creating 5500 jobs.

In WWII, Germans tank drivers in Africa would drive tanks over camel poop for luck. Allies responded by planting land mines disguised as camel dung. Germans got wind of this and began riding over dung that was already overrun with tank tracks. In turn, Allies made mines looking like overrun dung. source

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A small lake in Africa killed 1,700 villagers and 3,500 livestock overnight when it suddenly released 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide, suffocating everything within 16 miles. Scientists still don’t know what triggered the event. source

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10,000 years ago Lions were the second most widespread land mammal, after humans. They existed across Africa, Eurasia and America.

Africa is the only continent that is in all four hemispheres. (Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern).