Fun Facts About Brazil

By admin ~ February 8th, 2011 @ 3:00 am

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Without a doubt, the most famous singer in Brazil history is Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim. His best song is “The Girl From Ipanema”. It is a symbol of Brazil. Like Pele (sportsman) and Jorge Amado (writer), Antonio Carlos Jobim, who was best known as Tom Jobim, is one of the most famous Brazilians in the world.

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Like Taiwan, Argentina, Peru, and South Africa, Brazil is a democracy in the 21st century.

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The Christ the Redeemer, the statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, is regarded as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.The statue was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski. The Christ the Redeemer is the monument that best symbolizes Brazil.

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The Brazilian metropolis has hosted the IV Pan American Games in 1964 and three FIBA Women?s World Championships in 1957, 1971 and 1983.

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Brazil is famous in history as the birthplace of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, who is best known as Pele, one of the best athletes in the 20th century. Perhaps his greatest triumph was captaining his country to their third FIFA World Cup triumph in Mexico City in 1970.

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Brazilian people produce world?s best coffee.

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Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil. It was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, who is one of the best architects in the world. Brasilia is considered one of the world?s most beautiful cities.

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Brazil is bigger than Japan, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Indonesia and South Africa.

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Juscelino Kubitschek, who was president of Brazil (1956-1961), had Czech ancestry.

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Brazil has spectacular beauties: Fernanda Tavares (supermodel), Natalia Guimaraes (Miss Brazil 2007), Adrianne Alves de Oliveira (Miss Brazil-World 1984), and Gisele B?ndchen (supermodel).

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The Maracana Stadium, built in Rio de Janeiro in 1950, is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the Third World.

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Ivo Helcio Jardim de Campos Pitanguy is one of the most famous plastic surgeons in the world.

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In the 20th century, John McEnroe, a famous tennis player, was coached by Tomas Koch, who was born in Brazil.

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