Brazil was the first nation to bring people to work by force in the Americas and the last to set them free when, after centuries of hardship for the imported African slaves, it abolished slavery in 1888.
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Female lays 8 to 15 eggs that hatch after incubation of 24 to 30 days.
Only female takes part in the incubation of eggs, while male guards the
nest. Chicks, known as keets, fledge at the age of 4 weeks.
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Researches have found that flossing your teeth can help your memory. Flossing prevents gum disease, which prevents stiff blood vessels, which cause memory issues.
The word "hummus" is from the Turkish word humus
, meaning "mashed chick peas".
The majority of the known asteroids in the Solar System orbit the Sun in
a band between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This band is commonly
referred to as the Asteroid Belt.
Both the world’s tallest and largest land animals both come from Africa.
They are the Giraffe and African elephant.
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The word dinosaur comes from the Greek language and means ‘terrible
lizard’. The word was coined by English paleontologist Richard Owen in
1842 and was meant to refer to Dinosaurs impressive size rather than
their scary appearance.