Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fact of the Day: Tree Country

Brazil gets it's name from the Brazil-wood trees which used to grow plentifully around the coast. In it's original Portuguese naming, the trees mean "red-wood".

14 comments:

Unknown said...

Great fact.. I actually knew this so I felt clever.

Anonymous said...

Unlike the guy above me, I did not know this. And I do not feel clever. But you learn something new every day!

A Beer for the Shower said...

I didn't know this either, and I know a bit about Brazil since I'm big into jiu jitsu. Cool to know.

Jeevan said...

That's a fact unknown! Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

well, I had no idea, thanks for sharing!

sm said...

useful fact

Bersercules said...

So its actually name is Red Wood? Cool!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Oh. Is that where you are from Adam? I've always wanted to visit Brazil.

RCB said...

I had no idea. I still need to go there. Ever been there yourself, Adam?

Michael said...

Oh wow I'm impressed, an interesting meaning.

Adam said...

No I'm from America

Adam said...

nope I've rather go to Japan and Europe before I go to Brazil.

Villyne said...

"used to grow plentifully" does that mean that the trees are gone/nearly gone?

mamtc said...

Isnt this a repost? Or did I read this post in different blog?