Tag: argentina

Argentina’s Famous Sport

There is a sport in Argentina which is a combination of polo and basketball. Pato is the Spanish word for “duck,” and the sport was originally played by gauchos with live ducks in baskets.

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Born in Antarctica

In 1977, Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica in an effort to claim a portion of the continent. The boy became the first human known to be born in Antarctica and he is Emilio Marcos Palma.

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Origin of Fingerprints

Argentina was the first country to use fingerprinting in order to determine if a person was guilty of a crime. The first known example of fingerprinting occurred in June, 1892.

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