Madagascar is 587,000 sq.km – about the same size as Kenya or Botswana. The other island nations of Africa have a land area of less than 5,000 sq.km
The African cicada, Brevisana brevis, can crank out a sound level of 106.7 decibels – that’s louder than a chain saw or pneumatic drill. These and more records
Religion (Islam) cannot be the reason why there are no Arab democracies. Perhaps the desert slows down the flow of enlightened ideas – and camels build a character of patience that autocrats are adept at exploiting.