What Are Some Interesting Facts About Argentina?


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Argentina has a Friend's Day holiday that celebrates friendships, is home to multiple discoveries of enormous dinosaurs, and is the southernmost inhabited city in the world. Also, Argentina is the second country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage.

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What Are Some Interesting Facts About Argentina?
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Argentina is also home of the tango. First developed near the Rio de la Plata, the dance quickly spread to the rest of the country and then the world. Initially, the tango was a risque improvisation in the brothels of Buenos Aires.

Argentina was home to the Argentinosaurus, one of the biggest known dinosaurs in the world. And while the country is known for their huge dinosaurs, it is also home to the oldest predator dinosaur, the Eoraptor. Another interesting fact about Argentina is that it became the first country to use fingerprinting as the primary form of identification in criminal records.

Cosmetic surgery in Argentina is cheap and at least one in 30 Argentines undergo the procedure, says Listverse. In recent years, the country's anorexia rates have increased drastically, giving it the highest per capita rate of anorexia in the world.

Argentina is less than one-third the size of the United States and has beautiful natural wonders such as the Igazu Falls and the Perito Moreno Glacier.

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