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7 facts tagged with Brazil Facts
Unique Prison in Brazil
There is a prison in Brazil that allows inmates to pedal stationary bicycles, providing electricity to a nearby city in exchange for reduced sentences.
In 1955, the citizens of São Paulo were so upset with their government that they elected a rhinoceros named Cacareco (meaning rubbish) to the city council in protest, with over 100,000 votes.
Rio de Janeiro was once capital of Portugal, making it the only European capital outside of Europe.
Brazil has their own version of Miss America. Miss Bumbum Brazil pageant is an annual competition for the best butt in the country.
The full moon causes a tidal wave to roll up the Amazon river once in day and once in night for a period of only three weeks in a year. This results in continuous 4m high wave that can be surfed for up to 13km.
In Brazil, prison inmates can reduce their sentence by 4 days (up to 48 days a year) for every book they read and write a report on.
In Brazil, there's a species of cockroach that eats eyelashes, usually those of young children while they are asleep.