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20 Facts about Brazil


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Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world.
Brazil has the 2nd highest number of airports in the world, after the U.S.
Sex change surgeries are free under Brazil's public health system since 2008.
8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.
Brazilian prisoners can
reduce their sentence by
4 days for every book they
read and write a report on.
Almost 20% of
Rio de Janeiro's males
are gay
or bisexual.
92% of all new sold cars in Brazil
use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
35%
of men from rural Brazil have had sex with an animal, a study found.
Brazilian athletes funded their trip to the 1932 Olympics by selling coffee along the way.
The largest population of Catholics in the world is not in Italy nor Spain. It's in Brazil: 123 million, 64% of its population.
Brazil is the world's first country to ban tanning beds.
In 1958, a rhinoceros was a candidate in the city council elections in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The iPhone is almost twice more expensive in Brazil than in the U.S.
Brazil's Capital, Brasilia, looks like an aeroplane from above.
Brazil once tried to sell an aircraft carrier on eBay.
Rio de Janeiro was once capital of Portugal,
making it the only European capital outside of Europe.
The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.
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.
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be the first time a South American country has the right to host them.
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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