Trivia #147 – Rare Desert Palm

This desert is the only habitat for the critically endangered palm Medemia argun, which only appears rarely in some oases in the desert.

  1. The Sahara Desert, Mauritania
  2. The Sahel, Mali
  3. The Kalahari, Namibia
  4. The Nubian Desert, Sudan

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Trivia #146 – A Postcard Shoreline

A coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles the shoreline of an island either partially or completely.

This island nation offers one of the world’s largest coral atolls which parades hundreds of fish species, shells and corals. Which offers great opportunity for scuba diving and snorkelling with great chances of seeing large turtles, manta rays, marline and whale sharks, among others.

  1. São Tomé and Príncipe
  2. Cape Verde
  3. Réunion
  4. Comoros

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Trivia #144 – The Amphitheater Of El Djem

The Amphitheatre of El Djem is an oval amphitheatre in the city of El Djem, Tunisia. It is one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world and unique in Africa, built by the Roman Empire for spectator events.

In the second half of the 19th century, having already fallen into ruin, what was the structure was used for;

  1. a venue for live circus events.
  2. an army base for British troops.
  3. shops, dwellings, and grain storage.
  4. camel races held by local Berber tribes.

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Trivia #143 – Butter Is Better

In some African countries such as Benin, this tree butter is used for cooking oil, as a waterproofing wax, for hairdressing, for candle-making, and as an ingredient in medicinal ointments. It is used by makers of traditional African percussion instruments to increase the durability of wood (such as carved djembe shells), dried calabash gourds, and leather tuning straps.

  1. Kokum Butter, from the Garcinia tree.
  2. Shea Butter, from the nut of the African shea tree.
  3. Mango Butter, from the kernals of the tropical mango tree.
  4. Cacao Butter, obtained from the cacao bean pod.

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Trivia #139 – In The Heart Of The Fire

Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Comoros. It is located on Grande Comore the largest of the three main islands. In Comorian, Moroni translates as “in the heart of the fire”. What does that name allude to?

  1. it’s position as the hottest point on earth.
  2. the city’s location at the foot of an active volcano.
  3. the chili & spice plantations that are predominant in the area.
  4. having once been the site of a heated battle between colonial French and British troops.

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