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Cuba facts
15 Facts about Cuba


Autoslide every
5%
of Cubans actually have access to the open Internet.
The Soviet Union had transferred over 150 nuclear weapons to Cuba by the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Government vehicles in Cuba are legally required to pick up any hitchhikers.
Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world: 99.8%.
The CIA had a plot to use a depilatory chemical on Fidel Castro to cause his beard to fall out.
Only two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola officially: North Korea and Cuba.
Cubans
were prohibited
from owning
cell phones until 2008.
JFK bought 1,200 cuban cigars just hours before signing the embargo against Cuba.
When Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, he immediately ordered all game sets of Monopoly to be destroyed.
A man left Havana in a hot air balloon in 1856, and has been missing ever since.
Fidel Castro has said that he saved ten working days a year by not bothering to shave.
The U.S. Government
created a
Twitter clone
for Cubans in 2011.
Fidel Castro was born on a Friday the 13th.
In 1940, 12-year-old boy Fidel Castro wrote a letter to President F. Roosevelt to request a $10 bill because he had never seen one before.
The U.S. pays Cuba US$4,085 a month in rent for Guantanamo Bay, but Cuba refuses to cash the checks.
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