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    Fast Facts: Sept. 30

    Angel Falls in Venezuela is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls. It was named after U.S. pilot Jimmy Angel.

    The Mayan Empire lasted six times as long as the Roman Empire.

    The Caribbean island of St. Barts is named after Bartholomew Columbus, Christopher’s brother.

    North America uses more than eight times as much energy per person as does Latin America.

    The Bahamas are made up of more than 700 islands.

    Panama hats originally came from Ecuador. They got the name Panama from the gold rush prospectors who bought them in Panama on their way to California.

    Women in Guatemala work longer days than any other women in the world: an average of 11 hours a day.

    El Salvador leads the world in deaths per capita from contact with centipedes and venomous millipedes.

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