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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Abraham Lincoln never belonged to an organized church. He read the Bible daily, but he never joined an organized church in his lifetime.
Ancient Greece's boys went to school at the age of 7 if they lived in Athens, or went to the barracks if they lived in Sparta.
Donkeys hate rain. Their coat is not waterproof and staying out in rain for a long period actually damages their health.
There are documented tales of cats nursing ducklings, and, as the ducks
grow, the two creatures living in harmony as members of the same family
rather than becoming enemies!
Guinea fowl eats different types of worms, insects, reptiles, spiders,
berries, seed, tubers, roots and grains. It can survive prolonged period
of time without water.
Male ducks attract female ducks with their colorful feather while the
female ducks will lead the male ducks to their breeding ground in the
The Philippines is the world’s second biggest geothermal producer after
the United States with 18% of the country’s electricity needs being met
by geothermal power.
The world record for most women breastfeeding simultaneously was 3,541, set in Manila, Philippines, on May 4, 2006.
Abraham Lincoln kept four cats in the White House.