Sunday, June 25, 2006

Ecuador - The Facts

As I once spent some time in Ecuador 'on business', and they're playing our plucky footballers this afternoon, I thought I'd share ten little-known facts about the country with you:

1. Ecuador is the world's largest producer of liquorice.
2. The President of Ecuador is traditionally referred to as 'El Cabeza del Cerdo', which means 'Pig's Head'.
3. Some Ecuadorians believe Prince Philip to be descended from Xylbytlpop, the Inca goddess of knitting.
4. In Ecuador, if you find some fluff in your pocket, it is considered lucky.
5. Women have had the vote in Ecuador since 1756.
6. Graeme Garden, of TV's 'The Goodies' fame, is originally from Ecuador.
7. If you travel west from the capital, Quito, the first country you come to is Wales.
8. Ecuador is divided into 22 provinces, one of which is called Fellacio.
9. If nine Ecuadorians find they are occupying a lift designed for 8 people, one will get out.
10. 95% of the world's drawing pins are made in Ecuador.

3 Comments:

At 7:41 pm, Blogger Lucy Mail said...

And if they get beaten in a game of football, they lose.

 
At 3:58 am, Blogger SkinOfStars said...

6. graeme garden isn't from ecuador. he was born in aberdeen. he is a trained doctor though.

 
At 10:14 am, Blogger Eastcliff Richard said...

And if having a fluff in your trousers is lucky, then I must be a very lucky fellow indeed.

 

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