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1. A 2010 poll of 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa found that over half of the population believes in magic.
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2. In 1979, it snowed in the Sahara Desert
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3. Sand from the Sahara desert is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon and fertilizes the rainforest by recharging its minerals.
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4. 40 million tonnes of dust are blown from the Sahara to the Amazon every year.
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5. 88% of working adults in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have a bank account.
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6. Only a fifth of the Sahara desert is sand.
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7. The elephant's closest living relative is the rock hyrax, a small furry mammal that lives in rocky landscapes across sub-Saharan Africa

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