Brazil is the only country in the New World to have been the seat of government for a European country.
The Amazon River is the mightiest on Earth – 17,500 liters of water empty out of it every day. The Amazon is also the 2nd longest river in the world.
Alberto Santos Dummont was the first person ever to fly a heavier-than-air aircraft.
Brazil has won the World Cup 4 times – more times than any other country.
Brazil has the 2nd highest Christian population in the world.
Brazil has the 2nd highest number of airports in the world.
The 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, and 10th largest sports stadiums on Earth are located in Brazil.
Ayrton Senna has the 2nd highest number of Grand Prix points and wins in history. Mr. Senna also has the 3rd highest number of world titles.
The rainforests comprise the 3rd largest area of forest on Earth.
Brazil has the 3rd largest road network on Earth.
The 3rd largest inland waterway networks are located in Brazil.
Nelson Piquet accumulated the 3rd most world titles and Grand Prix points in history. He was also the 7th youngest and the 9th oldest man to win 1st place in formula one car racing.
Brazil was the 4th country in the world to modernize its postal system by using stamps.
The 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th transatlantic flights were to Brazil.
Brazil was the 4th country in the world to abolish capital punishment.
The country that issues the 4th most daily newspapers is Brazil.
Emerson Fittipaldi set the record for the 4th highest winning speed in the Indianapolis 500.
The 5th largest country on Earth is Brazil.
Brazil has the 5th highest number of visits from the Pope in the world.
Brazil was the 5th country in the world to have television.
The 5th country in the world to make seatbelts compulsory was Brazil.
Cristo Redentor, the 8th tallest free-standing statue in the world is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Portuguese is the 8th most widely spoken language in the world, mainly because of Brazil’s large population.
Brazil has the 10th largest railroad network on Earth.
Brazil has the 10th highest number of vehicle owners in the world.