Brazil under the Olympic Spotlight

With the Rio Summer Olympics taking place from 5th - 21st August 2016, Brazil has been all the buzz around the internet and in conversation. But how much do you really know about the country?

Did you know that in the city of Laguna, west of Copacabana Beach, fishermen use dolphins as their assistants to help catch fish in the murky water? Scientists had known that dolphins work together to herd groups of mullet, a fish that's an important source of food for local fishermen, toward a line of fishermen in boats or knee-deep water. Then the dolphins signal with specialized head or tail slaps when and where the fishermen should throw their nets. The cooperation is helpful to both parties who wouldn't survive without each other.

Here are some more interesting facts that you may not know about Brazil:

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