Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Fun Facts from Kenya (Part 1)

Hippopotamuses can run over 20 kph. If you’re being chased, run side to side. They can’t turn very fast, but in a straight race they’ll catch you quickly.
In Swahili, 7 a.m. means the first hour of the day and is considered one o’clock in the morning.
There are 40 tribes in Kenya. Each has it’s own language, style of dress, and traditional foods.
It is almost always seventy-something degrees in Nairobi. But when it hits the sixties it’s fashionable to break out a winter coat and wool hat.
Kenya has over 1,000 known species of birds, including tens of thousands of pink flamingoes.
It takes two weeks to hand-sew a net for catching tilapia.
Kenya is the second leading exporter of flowers in the world.
The Taco Bell in down town Nairobi is not really a Taco Bell.
During the annual wildebeest migration, up to 2 million wildebeest and half a million zebra travel in massive lines between Tanzania and Kenya.

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