1. Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. It's located deep in the Amazon rainforest and has over 400,000 people.
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  2. Demand for quinoa in Western nations has pushed up prices so much that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia , where quinoa is from, can no longer afford their staple crop.
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  3. Dolphin meat is consumed in Japan and Peru.
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  4. Bolivia was named after Simon Bolivar, a military leader who led Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia to independence.
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  5. While most of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil (60%), it's also in Peru (13%), Colombia (10%), Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and three countries.
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  6. In 1600, a volcano eruption in Peru caused a famine that killed about 2 million people in Russia.
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  7. In Peru, there's a billboard that creates drinkable water out of thin air.
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  8. A refereeing decision in a soccer match between Argentina and Peru in 1964 led to a riot in which 300 fans were killed.
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  9. The South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar was, at various times, president of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
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  10. 85% of the metallurgical pieces in Peru's Museum of Gold are fakes.
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  11. There are 1459 people in Peru named after Star Wars characters.
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  12. In Cuzco cathedral in Peru, there's a painting of the Last Supper in which Jesus and the disciples are about to eat a roast guinea pig.
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  13. Punk rock was born at a cinema matinee in Peru in the 1960s.
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  14. There's a 10 ft (3m) wall in Lima, Peru, that separates one of the wealthiest neighborhoods from one of the poorest.
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  15. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
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