10 Myths About Africa

1. Africa is A Country

Let’s clear this up first and foremost, Africa is not a country.

People often refer to “Africa” as if it is a country rather than a continent. Well, it is a continent and home to 54 independent, unique countries with South Sudan being the latest addition in July 2011. Each country has its own currency, flag, anthem, history, cuisine, music, identity and blend of cultures. In fact more than 2000 languages are spoken in Africa, and its 1 billion inhabitants are made up of over 3000 distinct ethnic groups. Africa is also bigger than most people think it is, even if they know it covers 30,221,000 sq. km (11,679,000 sq. miles). If you combine the USA, China, India, Europe and Japan – they all fit into Africa. In fact the USA fits into the African continent three times! More Africa Facts… Contine reading

The awkward moment

That awkward moment when you start telling a story and realize no one’s listening so you slowly fade out and pretend you never said anything.

Psychiatrist

Jay went to a psychiatrist. “Doc, he said, “I’ve got trouble. Every time I get into bed I think there is somebody under it. I get under the bed; I think there’s somebody on top of it. Top, under, under top. I’m going crazy!” “Just put yourself in my hands for two years,” said the shrink. “Come to me three times a week and I’ll cure you.” “How much do you charge?” “A hundred dollars per visit.” “I’ll think Contine reading

The Green Thing

In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she
should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for
the environment.The woman apologized to her and explained, “We didn’t have the green
thing back in my day.”The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not
care enough to save our environment.”

She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day. Contine reading