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8 facts tagged with Island Facts
The Sentinelese are a people who live on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean called North Sentinel Island. For thousands of years, they have refused all contact with the outside world. Using only stones and arrows, they have successfully repelled all invaders and remain one of the last uncontacted tribes in the world.
Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor, was left stranded on a deserted island in 1704, but survived for over 4 years, partly by using feral cats to protect him from ravenous rats that attacked during the night.
There's an island in the Bahamas called Big Major Cay (or Pig Beach), which is only inhabited by swimming pigs.
The Pirate Bay tried buying their own island in hopes of making their own country with no copyright laws.
Venice Island was built on a foundation of tree trunks. 1200 years later, those same trunks still support almost all of central Venice.
There is an island near Italy that was the site of wars, a dumping ground for plague victims, and an insane asylum. It's considered so dangerously haunted that the Italian government does not allow public access.
Mackinac Island, Michigan, has banned cars since 1898!
Sheikh Hamad, billionaire and royal family member in the United Arab Emirates, had a huge carving of his name that's even visible from space etched into a private island.