As an Indonesian archipelago nicknamed the equator has many world-known things. Not only the cultural diversity, customs, tribes and religions are of concern, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, but there are some unique facts that are also the spotlight of the world so far.
Although football is one of the most popular sports in Indonesia, the Indonesian national team has never won the FIFA World Cup. Only once appeared in 1938, it was not carrying the name of Indonesia but the Dutch East Indies. Although Indonesia is known to have the 4th largest population in the world and Brazil as the 5th rank, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, but football achievements are both very much different.
Congklak or Dakon or Mancala is a traditional game in Indonesia. Played by playing 98 grains or shell shells into a board that has 16 holes – two holes of which serve as a ‘home’. Whoever put the most grains into his ‘home’, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, is declared a winner.
You know, it is one of the oldest games in the world. Its history can be traced back to the time of Ancient Egypt – when the Land of the Pharaohs was under Roman rule in the 4th century AD. The game is believed to spread to Southeast Asia in the 15th century, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, through Indian or Arab traders.
In Java, the name ‘Dakon’ refers to a hollow Dakon stone from the Ancient Bronze Age – which usually has 4 or 5 holes. However, prehistoric rock has nothing to do with the game. Dakon rocks, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, are more likely to be used in ancestral worship ceremonies.
There has never been a country in the world that’s changed the capital for 4 times in a row in a relatively short period of time except Indonesia. Indonesia’s capital city respectively, Indonesia Facts And Trivias,: Jakarta (1945-1946), Yogyakarta (1946-1948), Bukittinggi (1948-1949) and back to Jakarta (1950-present).
In the 17th century, precisely in 1696 VOC colonized the island of Java, which became part of Indonesia. At that time, they planted coffee trees there and exported the results to the world. The business was a huge success, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, and brought in a treasure trove for the Dutch.
Not only that the word ‘Java’ into slang or slang for coffee. The term ‘Java’ is also used to refer to programming languages?? That can be run on various computers, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, including mobile phones. Is there a connection?
Java was born from The Green Project, which ran for 18 months, from early 1991 to summer 1992, led by Patrick Naughton, Mike Sheridan, and James Gosling, along with nine other programmers from Sun Microsystems. Initially, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, the programming would be called Oak – but there is already software that carries it.
Then, choose the word ‘Java’ – taken from pure coffee that is ground directly from the seed (coffee tubruk) favorite Gosling. The symbol, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, is a cup of coffee with steam steaming.
An ancient animal that still exists in Indonesia is the Komodo dragon on Komodo Island as the largest lizard in the world that weighs 90 kg and 3 meters long. Komodo, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, is located on Rinca Island, Gili Motang, Nusa Kode, Flores, and Komodo in East Nusa Tenggara.
The Javan rhinoceros, or one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) can only be found in Indonesia. In 2011, the International Rhino Federation declared the animal to be extinct, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, – leaving only about 50 tails in Ujung Kulon National Park.
Even in Sulawesi is still living in the world’s smallest primate monkey-like animals, namely Tarsier Pygmy (Tarsius Pumilus) or Tarsier Mountain with a length of only 10 cm. On the same island, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, is also found the world’s longest snake Snake Python reticulates along 10 meters.
On Monday, August 27, 1883, just at 10.20, Krakatau erupted violently. Its power is equivalent to 150 megatons of TNT, over 10,000 times the atomic bomber force that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Destroying the island and triggering two tsunamis, 40 meters high, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, killed more than 35,000 people. That’s the official version.
A number of reports say, the victim reached 120 thousand. Human skeletons are found floating in the Indian Ocean to the east coast of Africa until one year after the eruption. The sound of explosions and the roar of the eruption of Krakatau sounded up to a radius of more than 4,600 km to be heard throughout the Indian Ocean, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, from Rodriguez Island and Sri Lanka in the west, to Australia in the east.
The eruption is still recorded as the loudest explosive sound ever heard on earth. Anyone within a 10 kilometer radius undoubtedly becomes deaf. The Guinness Book of Records recorded, Indonesia Facts And Trivias, the sound of Krakatoa explosions as the most powerful sound recorded in history.