The origin of Piña Colada, the longest street, or the most beautiful lake in the world. North America prides itself with some fairly unique features
#2 Jamaica has one of the highest densities of rum bars per square mile. Similarly, it also has the most churches per square mile, probably to balance it out.
#3 In 2008, the Mexican city of Torreón introduced rather an unusual restriction. It banned people from shaving with an electric razor or putting on make-up while driving. Apparently, there were way too many accidents on the road related to this behavior.
#4 The Inagua in the Bahamas prides itself with the world’s largest breeding colony of West Indian flamingoes. The ratio of people to flamingoes in this paradise for birdwatchers is 1:61.
#5 The city of Comayagua in Honduras guards the world’s oldest clock. Constructed in 1100 by the Arabs ruling over Spain, it is reportedly still working. The city received it as a gift by the King of Spain in 1620.
#6 Puerto Rico is home to the famous Piña Colada drink. It was first created at the San Juan Caribe Hilton Hotel bar in 1963.
#7 In the 17th century, Rihanna’s birthplace — Barbados — had a population of white slaves called indentured servants. It consisted of people who had been deemed enemies of the British Crown for various reasons. Becoming one of such servants was called “to be Barbado’ed”.
#8 When Queen Elizabeth visited Belize a few decades ago, she was served one of the country’s most popular delicacies — gibnut meat. Called Royal Rat by the locals, this large rodent looks something like a cross between a chipmunk and a tapir. It reportedly tastes like rabbit.
#10 With a maximum depth of about 340 meters, Lake Atitlán in Guatemala is the deepest lake in Central America. Many travel experts and travelers in general consider it the most beautiful lake in the world.