Published on January 28th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT UGANDA
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Want to know what makes Uganda ‘The Pearl of Africa’? Read on.
Feeling peckish? Chow down on one of Uganda’s most popular snacks, fried grasshoppers. Tastes like real grasshopper.
Ugandans love their bananas. So much, that it’s a staple in most meals. Their favourite daily dish is mashed banana and beans, otherwise called Matoke.
Ugandans point with their lips, not their hands. Which means you’ll come back from there with a serious trout pout.
Ugandans have come up with a solution to keeping fish smells out of cars. Tie the fish to the front of the car.
One of the many sources of the Nile is Rippon Falls at Lake Victoria. Totally Nile-y dude.
There are around forty languages spoken in Uganda. But English is the most common, which should make life easy.
7. SHORT CALL
Has nothing to do with telephones. It translates to “I need to do a number 1”.
8. LONG CALL
Has nothing to do with shouting over distances. It translates to “I need to do a number 2”.
9. 15,478,560 KG
The amount of coffee exported each month. That’s 990 million espresso’s worth.
Uganda has the world’s youngest population with an average age of 15. So don’t be offended if someone gives up their seat for ‘elderly’ you.