14 Amazing Facts You Did Not Know About Trinidad and Tobago

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The Trinidad Moruga “Scorpion” Pepper has officially been ranked as the world’s hottest pepper by the Guinness Book of Records.

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(Original Caption) Stokely Carmichael speaking. Photograph, 1970.

Trinidad and Tobago-born Stokely Carmichael (also known as Kwame Ture) was active in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence as the honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party. He popularized the term “Black power” as a social and political slogan.

It is the birthplace of the steel pan drum.

PitchLakePitch Lake in Trinidad is the world’s largest natural deposit of asphalt. It covers about 99 acres and is 246 feet deep.

Brain_coralMeasuring 10 feet by 16 feet, the world’s largest piece of brain coral can be found at the popular diving and snorkeling spot Speyside in Tobago.

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