6 Astonishing Facts You Didn’t Know About Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is the most populous landlocked state in the world, and one of the least calorie-consuming countries on the globe.The Ethiopian year has not 12, but 13 months. They did not change their calendar when the Roman church amended its own, and they are now 7 or 8 years behind. However, their 13th month has only 5 days, or 6 on a leap year.

  1. Even their clock system is different from the rest of the world. They believe that the clock starts when the day does. So, at sunrise it is 1 o’ clock and at sunset it is 12.
  2. Abebe Bikila was the first black African who won a gold medal at the Olympic games in Rome in 1960. He ran the marathon barefoot because his old pair of runners were destroyed and the new ones gave him blisters.https://www.instagram.com/p/BmLTqAsAfCE/?tagged=abebebikila
  3. Ethiopia is the home to the oldest fossilized human skeleton as well. According to estimates, Lucy, who was named after The Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” which was playing on the radio, is 3.2 million years old.
  4. In some Ethiopian societies having twins is a sign of bad luck.
  5. Children do not share the same last name as their parents. They take their father’s name and use it as their last name.https://www.instagram.com/p/BnrYV6oFiSp/?tagged=ethiopia