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What are some amazing facts about Africa?

1. In South Africa, residents are legally allowed to attach a flamethrower to their cars to deter hijacking.

2. In Ethiopia, clocks are turned upside down, with their 6 where our 12 would be.

3. The official title of Idi Amin, the former Ugandan leader, was “His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular”.

4. Almost half of the gold ever mined on earth has come from South Africa.

5. Before colonial rule, Africa comprised up to 10,000 different states, each with its own unique customs and languages.

Over 25% of all recognized languages are spoken only in Africa, with over two thousand recognized languages spoken on the continent.

6. Africa is home to the largest living land animal, the African elephant, which weighs up to 7 tons, and drinks over 160 liters of water per day.

7. Cleopatra lived closer in time to the moon landing than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.

8. The Great Pyramid was constructed with 6.3 million tons of material, and this pyramid is heavier than all the churches and cathedrals in England combined.

9. A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during World War I.

10. Eighteen (18) Nobel prize winners have come from Africa.

11. The first successful heart transplant was conducted in South Africa, by a South African doctor, Chris Barnard.

12. In Malawi, it's illegal to fart in public.

13. In Somalia, it's illegal to carry old chewing gum by sticking it to the tip of your nose.

14. It is against the law for pregnant women to wear hats in Madagascar.

15.In Ghana homes, brooms are often kept behind the gate and water used for brushing the teeth is used for the face.

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