Chit-Chat – Issue 11 – Curiosities part 3


– Bananas for bananas! 

The annual production of bananas in Brazil is 6,953,747 tons. This is the equivalent weight to 88 (Yes, eighty-eight!) Boeing 737-800s with maximum take-off capacity (79 tons). Brazilians consume around 20 kilos per year/per person of this delicious and energetic tropical fruit. 


– A tasty world record 

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world record for the largest distribution of free food took place during the 2010 carnival in Salvador, the capital city of Bahia, when more than 623 thousand free samples of Club Social biscuits were handed out to the public. 



– The Statue of Liberty 

Although you can find many replicas around the world, one of the few made by the same foundry as the original Statue of Liberty can be found at the Fundição Val d’Osne in Maceió, the capital of Alagoas.


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