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899654.  Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:56 pm Reply with quote

In the 14 years between November 1838 and April 1854, Nicaragua had 27 different presidents, or roughly two per year.
It also has the only freshwater sharks in the world in Lake Nicaragua, which was named the 'Freshwater Sea' when it was first discovered; they believed they were looking at a sea, then discovered that it was freshwater when tasting it. They then made the interesting conclusion that it was a freshwater sea as opposed to a normal lake.
It has a very odd direction system. It has no street names; in cities the location is given relative to landmarks in the city, e.g. three blocks north from the fountain. In the city of Leon they refer to 'upstairs/downstairs' as opposed to 'east/west' and have multiple names for the same street intersection.

900154.  Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:35 am Reply with quote

Whenever I read or hear the word Nicaragua, I think of Beavis as Cornholio.
1386252.  Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:50 pm Reply with quote

Nicaragua was the first country to ratify the United Nations Charter - on 6 July 1945. According to State Department archives:

The Department of State has been informed that on July 6, 1945 the National Congress of Nicaragua and the President approved the Charter, and certain other countries have taken similar action ; but at this date (Aug. 12, 1945) no state except the United States of America has deposited a formal instrument of ratification. The date of that ratification and of deposit is Aug. 8, 1945.

El Salvador followed on the 10 July but the USA didn't ratify until the 28th. The UN officially came into existence on 24 October 1945 after the five permanent members of the Security Council plus the majority of other signatories had ratified the UN Charter.


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