Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fun Facts

1. When the temperature reaches highs of 45 degrees Celsius, it is Brazilian law that you're not required to go to school or work. That's right. It's the law. Stay home. Sit under the shower. Do nothing.

2. 45 degrees Celsius is 113 degrees Farenheit.

3. Small homes with smaller windows act like ovens in heat this intense. A fun thing to do is go from house to house and pretend you're visiting a sauna, then go home and start on your five-shower a day minimum...

4. It's forbidden to fight in Manguinhos.

5. The Portuguese language is so complicated and constantly evolving that grammatical laws regarding accents have changed multiple times in the past fifty years. If your grammar book is from pre-1990, it is already out of date...

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