Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil, while the largest city is Sao Paulo. Other big cities are Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Fortaleza.
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One of the most intelligent dinosaurs was Troodon. It was a hunting dinosaur, about 2 metres long, and had a brain size similar to that of a mammal or bird of today, stereoscopic vision, and grasping hands.
For more than 150 years, Brazil has been the world's biggest coffee exporter. It provided around 80% of the world's coffee in the 1920s.
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The longest living cat on record according to the Guinness Book belongs
to the late Creme Puff of Austin, Texas who lived to the ripe old age of
38 years and 3 days!
Guinea fowl is active early in the morning and late in the afternoon. It
rests during the hottest part of the day and eliminates excess heat via
its bare head and neck.
Ancient Romans celebrated "Saturnalia", a festival in which slaves and their masters would switch places.
Honey bees live as large colonies in honeycomb structures built from beeswax called hives.
The fastest man worldwide, Usain Bolt, is from Jamaica.
The human nose can detect about 1 trillion smells.