Interesting facts about Argentina

Interesting facts about Argentina

Argentina is one of the best football countries. Their footballers are some of the best in the world. But, there are many interesting facts about this country. It is nice when you know a fact or two. If you live in Argentina, you probably already know all of them. But, if you are planning to live, you should start learning right now.
1.    In 1913, Argentina was one of the wealthiest nation in the world. In fact, it was 10th wealthiest nation. Today, they are 54th.
2.    During the dictatorships in Argentina, people who opposed, were pushed out of an airplane. They had weights attached to their feet.
3.    This country had 5 presidents in 10 days. This happened in 2001.
4.    Political parties have their own beer brands in Argentina.
5.    Pope Francis used to work in Argentina, as a bar bouncer.
6.    Diego Maradona, a retired Argentinian footballer, had his own religion. It was made by his fans.
7.    Colgate, a toothpaste, on Spanish language means "Go Hang Yourself."
8.    A farmer from Argentina, made the forest look like a huge guitar. Of course, you can see this only from the air.
9.    9th of July in Argentina is the widest avenue in the world. It has 14 lanes and additional 4 lanes of parallel streets.
10.    This country has the highest number of psychiatrists in the world.
11.    An average person in Argentina, spends 20 hours every week listening to the radio. This is much more than in other countries.
12.    Japan has the highest rates of anorexia. Argentina is on the second place.
13.    If you want buy dollars, you must ask the government for permission.

 

 

top rated

Editor's Pick

latest articles

  • NY Had More than 10,000 Subway Delays in January 2018
    Featured

    NY Had More than 10,000 Subway Delays in January 2018

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that there were more than 10,000 subway system delays in January 2018 alone. What’s worse is that the transit officials can’t determine what caused the delays to begin with. The 10,000 delays were just the tip of the iceberg when it…

  • Maryland Now Has the Purple Line Linking Suburbs
    Featured

    Maryland Now Has the Purple Line Linking Suburbs

    Public transport has always been an issue of contention and many municipalities and local governments have a huge problem trying to accommodate everyone in their area of jurisdiction. The good news is that it is always feasible despite the various hurdles they face during the planning, design, and…

  • Shanghai Keolis Introduces Fully Automated Metro Line
    Featured

    Shanghai Keolis Introduces Fully Automated Metro Line

    Shanghai is the third city in China to introduce a fully automated metro line. The unmanned trains run on the Pujiang Line, which increased the total metro network of the city to 672 km. There are six stations along the line with four elevated trains running from Shendu Highway to Huizhen Road.…

  • Free public transport across Estonia
    Featured

    Free public transport across Estonia

    Estonia is set to implement free transport for its residents across much of the country. The free fare scheme to due to begin on July 1st. The country is already a world leader in free public transit after fares on buses, trains and trams in Tallinn were abolished in 2013.