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Which dangerous fish breathes atmospheric air? Electric eel.
Electric eel lives in muddy floodplains of Orinoco basin. It is well adapted to this low-oxygen environment: it can breathe atmospheric air using a vascularized respiratory organ in its oral cavity. In fact, electric eels must rise to the surface every 10 minutes and inhale, otherwise they die not having enough oxygen from the gill.
Where does an electric eel occur in the wild? In South America.
Electric eels inhabit muddy waters of the Amazon and Orinoco basins floodplains and swamps. Fortunately, these are remote and uninhabited areas, as electric eels can easily kill a human. Although it doesn't eat such large animals (it has no teeth and can swallow only small mammals), a series of electric shocks is enough to stun and drown a horse.
How tall is Angel Falls, the world's tallest uninterrupted waterfall? 979 m (3,212 ft).
Angel Falls is over twice as tall as the Empire State Building. It is one of Venezuela's top tourist attractions, though a trip to the falls is a complicated affair, as the falls are located in an isolated jungle.
The word "Cannibals" was originally used as a name of certain people. How are they called today? Carib people.
Many historians believe that cannibalism was rare or even nonexistent among Carib people. In 1503 Queen Isabella ruled that only people who were better off under slavery (especially cannibals) could legally be taken as slaves. This provided Spaniards an incentive for identifying various groups as cannibals to enslave them.
The Miraflores Palace is the official workplace of... The President of Venezuela.
The Miraflores Palace became the official presidential residence and office in 1911. After many modifications, the current palace presents fountains encompassed by corridors and halls, such as the Peruvian Sun Hall, the Joaquín Crespo Hall, Vargas Swamp, the Ambassador Hall and Ayacucho Hall.