The “Star of the South”, one of the largest diamonds in the world. Discovered near a river in Brazil in July 1853, it was found by a slave girl named Rosa, who turned the diamond over to her master. He rewarded her by granting her freedom and giving her a pension for life.
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Doctors in Brazil are treating burn victims using fish skin. When applied to a burn, the fish skin creates a protective layer and keeps the burn moist. It also has high levels of collagen, which promotes healing.
A Brazilian grandmother who prays to a figurine of St. Anthony for years, only to discover it was an action figure of the elf Lord Elrond from the “Lord of the Rings” films.
Her relative Gabriela Brandao made the discovery and posted it on Facebook with the caption: “The funniest discovery of 2016.”
Wallace Souza, a Brazilian TV personality that hosted a true-crimes show, arranged murders himself to get the inside scoop and boost ratings.
In 2011, a Brazilian man found a penguin, covered in oil and close to death. He nursed him back to health and since then the Penguin swims 8,000 KM every year to see the man.
In the 70’s, missionary Daniel Everett came to a Brazilian indigenous tribe to try to convert them. Instead, they “deconverted” him to atheism.