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Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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FACTY THINGS: 10 FACTS ABOUT ARGENTINA

A trip to Argentina looms large on the minds and desires of travellers for a good reason: it’s the stuff daydreams are made of. It’s also the stuff facts are made of.

1. TRUE DETECTIVE

Argentina was the first country to use fingerprinting as a method of identification.

2. OMG

Argentina is home to Tierra Santa, a biblical theme park where an oversized, 18m tall Jesus is resurrected every half hour.

3. BEATLEMANIA

The Buenos Aires Beatles Museum is home to the world’s biggest collection of Beatles memorabilia.

4. STATION SAINTS

The subway stations in Buenos Aires feature small shrines to the Virgin Mary.

5. DIRTY DANCING

The Tango originates in La Boca brothels in the 19th century.

6. NO JAYWALKING

At 16 lanes wide, Avenida 9 de Julio is the widest street in the world.

7. GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

Argentina is home to more than 1,300 wineries.

8. SHRINK FEST

Argentina has the world’s highest rate of psychoanalysts per capita.

9. DUCK DIGGLER

The Argentina Lake Duck has the longest penis of any bird species in the world. It is long enough to lasso any female duck who tries to get away.

10. EL PRESIDENTE

Until 1994, the elected President of Argentina had to Roman Catholic by law.

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