Probably already you heard about beaches, cigars or rum, but in Cuba there is much more history than that. Here we tell you 10 curiosities that you may not know about Cuba.
1. Cuba was the second country, after the United States, in transmitting color television broadcasts. Was the 18 March 1957 when Telecolor became the pioneer in Cuba and Latin America in transmitting television with color technology.
2. Cuba is also the birthplace of Bacardi rum. This drink, which is the world's best-selling rum brand, was born in Cuba in 1862 and it was created by Don Francisco Bacardí, a Catalan settled on the island. The international brand boom begins in 1888, more of 25 ± os after year © s.
3. There's a McDonalds at Guantanamo (american military base) from 1986. Although Cubans do not have access to it, in Guantánamo bay it is possible to meet the famous two-arched yellow em.
4. The high jump record belongs to a Cuban. Nothing more and nothing less than Javier Sotomayor, who does more than 25 years old (at the Budapest World Cup, 1989) established the brand of 2,43 metros , which continues without being beaten.
5. Cuba holds one of the highest literacy rates in the world, with the 99,8% of adults, older than 15 years old, able to read and write. Hence, Cuba was declared a territory free of illiteracy..
7. The smallest amphibian in the world is Cuban, and is covered in the famous Guinness Book of Records. This is the Monte Iberia frog (Eleutherodactylusiberia) what measures between 9 and 10.5 millimeters.
8. Also in livestock, Cuba has a record inscribed in the famous Guinness book. With a Cuban cow named Ubre Blanca, that he 16 of January of 1982 produced 109,5 liters of milk in three milkings, four times more than an average cow. Produced, Besides, 24 268,9 liters in 305 days. Both feats have never been seen in the world history of livestock.
9. The Cuban poet José Joaquín Palma, originally from Bayamo, is the author of the letter of the National Anthem of Guatemala.
10. The deepest area of the Caribbean Sea is in the south of Cuba. It is the Bartlet Trench that is located right between Cuba and Jamaica.