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  1. There is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as Pig Beach, which is populated entirely by swimming pigs.

  2. Nicolas Cage once awoke to a naked man wearing a leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of his bed, in his Orange County house. Cage couldn't live in that house again and moved to the Bahamas.

  3. A British soldier whose ship was sunk by a U-boat survived for 70 days at sea. After being rescued, he was sent back to England from the Bahamas on a cargo ship. It was hit by 2 torpedoes from a U-Boat as they were approaching the UK. There were no survivors.

  4. There are only 5 countries (the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Palau and the United States) in the world that use the Fahrenheit scale as the standard temperature measurement in everyday life.

  5. There is an Island in the Bahamas Inhabited Only by Swimming Pigs

  6. There is an island in the Bahamas whose inhabitants are 20 pigs that swim off the beaches all day

  7. The only countries still using Fahrenheit are the United States, the Bahamas, Belize, Liberia and the Cayman Islands

  8. The blue marlin is the national fish of the Bahamas. The famous writer Ernest Hemingway wrote about the fish in The Old Man and the Sea, one of his famous novels.

  9. A group of islands located in the same area are referred to as archipelagos. The Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the British Isles, Greece, Hawaii, the Bahamas, New York City, and Azores are all archipelagos.

  10. The culture in the Bahamas is rich in legend, folklore, tradition and belief.

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In Latin America they call this day Día de la Raza; in the Bahamas they call it Discovery Day; in Spain they call it Fiesta Nacional and Día de la Hispanidad; in Argentina they call it Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural; in Belize they call it Day of the Americas, and in Uruguay they call it Day of the Americas.

Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom, is also the Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The national flower of the Bahamas is the yellow elder. This flower is believed to helpful in fighting diabetes, as well as digestive issues.

There are more than 315 days of sunshine in the Bahamas each year.

Lion fish are a big concern around Florida and the Bahamas. Derbies and Tournaments are set up with food vendors to hunt and eat the invasive but tasty fish.

There were serious discussions to annex the Bahamas to Canada back in 1911 but that Canada ultimately vetoed this idea due to the fear that the incorporation of a Black-majority territory into Canada could cause Canadians to have US-style attitudes in regards to race.

About the "Barefoot Bandit," a Washington kid who began living in the wild at age 7. He was responsible for over 100 thefts including airplanes he learned to pilot by playing flight simulators. He was finally apprehended after crash-landing in the Bahamas with a Cesna he stole in Indiana.

The Trent left Cuba on November 7, but was captured by the San Jacinto the next day in the Bahamas.

The Bahamas are a parliamentary democracy.

Learned about the Lucayan people; the original inhabitants of The Bahamas. Columbus "discovered" them in 1492, and by 1520 they had all been removed and enslaved. They are listed as extinct.

Popular sports in the Bahamas include cricket, baseball, football, soccer, basketball, and horse racing.

Mount Alvernia, located on Cat Island, is the highest point in the Bahamas. It sits at 200 feet in height.

The flamingo is the national bird of the Bahamas. Because of extreme hunting and attempts to take them off the islands, they became an endangered species. Today they are protected.

The sand beaches in the Bahamas are pink because of the broken seashells that have become mixed into the sand.

Birds that can be found in Lucayan National Park include the thick-billed vireo, olive capped warbler, and the Bahama swallow, all of which are restricted range species of birds.

The pine forest ecosystem of the park contains Caribbean pines, a tree that accounts for 50% of the trees on Grand Bahama Island. In the pine forest zone there are also palmettos, and agave plant.

There is an airline in the Bahamas called Pineapple Air and their slogan is "The sweetest way to fly."

When Aaliyah's 2001 self-titled album wasn't selling to her record company's satisfaction, it sent her to the Bahamas to shoot a video for the song "Rock the Boat." Her plane crashed on its return to the U.S., and the album went to No. 1.

When Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas in 1492, he was the first European since the 10th century to have the opportunity to explore the Americas.

Christopher Columbus never actually set foot in North America. His first expedition landed on in island in the Bahamas. He also mistook Cuba for China, and modern day Haiti and Dominican Republic for Japan. Also he was born in Italy and moved to Portugal in his 20's.

The Bahamas economy was once reliant on agriculture and fishing. Today the Bahamas" economy has diversified into tourism, shipping and financial services.

The Colonies invaded the Bahamas during the Revolutionary War - fact check

The Bahamas are one the Caribbean's richest countries. Half of those in the Bahamas work in tourism, followed by 17% in the financial services sector.

The population in the Bahamas is approximately 307,000.

The Atlantis Resort, the Bahamas is home to 16 dolphins stranded by Hurricane Katrina. Dolphin Cay provides 14 acres of habitat for this pod, over 10x the U.S. regulations per dolphin. Every visit supports marine conservation challenges from coral reef degradation to marine species in decline.