Here are quirky facts about Zimbabwe that could either leave you laughing or in complete shock.
#1. All hail the world famous Mugabe!
Robert Mugabe, its ousted President, is the most educated president in the world, with a total of 18 degrees.
#2. Like Zimbabwe’s currency, like toilet paper
Inflation is so high in the country that you will need to carry a truckload of Zimbabwean currency to buy an item from a store.
#3. American Dollar to the rescue
Zimbabwe abandoned its own currency in 2009, and started using the US dollar.
#4. You won’t believe, Zimbabwe is best on this one!
Zimbabwe has the highest literacy rates in Africa, but one of the worst poverty rates in the world.
#5. Big tummy is for the rich
Having a big tummy in Zimbabwe is a sign of good living. It means the person can afford the cost of meat on a daily basis.
#6. Even King Solomon found treasures here
Zimbabwe is believed to be the spot (Ophir) where the Biblical King Solomon got gold, ivory, peacocks and other precious ornaments.
#7. Hello Policeman, cut me some slack!
Here, it’s illegal for the police to impound your vehicle on the road, except they need to see your driver’s license.
#8. Mermaids, mermaids everywhere!
Mermaids are often blamed for all misfortunes, including kidnapping, suffering and murder in the country. Excuse me!
#9. Oops, UN Aid, where are you?
Many people in this country survive on only a meal per day due to the food shortage in the country.