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  1. jdwhatever

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    1. Belize has around 900 Mayan sites.

    2. The islands in Belize are called Cayes (pronounced “keys”) and total around 450 including those on the outer atolls.
    3. Belize has the only Jaguar reserve in the world, otherwise known as Cockscomb Basin Wildlife sanctuary.
    4. Many Belizeans avoid swimming in the ocean or rivers on Good Friday; it is viewed as bad luck. Local Mothers can often be heard telling their kids they “will turn fish!” if they swim on this day!

    5. Belizean folklore tells of a 3-foot tall, evil dwarf called El Duende. The thumb less dwarf is said to hang out in the forest and punish any children who kill animals!

    6. Belize has its own version of Big Foot/Sasquatch, called El Sisimito. It is a large creature that has no knees, has its feet on backwards and likes human flesh!
    7. Belize is the only Central American country where English is the official language. However, you will still hear a mixture of Creole, Spanish, Garifuna and Mayan languages being spoken on the street.
    8. The former capital Belize City was nearly completely destroyed by Hurricane Hattie in 1961! After hurricane Hattie, the capital city was moved to Belmopan. With just over 12,000 inhabitants Belmopan is the smallest capital city in the World!

    9. The tallest building in Belize is a Mayan temple!
    10. There is no McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks or KFC in the entire country of Belize!!!
     
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    Cockscomb:lol::lol:
     
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    I did not know that.
     
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    Deja vu.
     
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    I was on board until #10. Sounds Like Taco Bell would be popular with no other competition.
     
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    She ruled
     
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    I have never been there and had a wonderful time.
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    Fun facts
     
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    Mods, please change Markijuano's name to El Duende.
     
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    Westerberg Perfectly Lethal

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    I feel like I'm all caught up now.
     
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    Probably should be a global thread IMO?!?!
     
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    It is of geographical interest.
     
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    Yes