Argentina and Chile sent pregnant women to Antarctica to have their babies there. All to strengthen their claim on the continent.
In 1886, the Germans sent a mission to Chile to help train and modernise the Chilean army. As a result of the Germans overhaul of their army, the ceremonial uniforms, weapons and marching songs are all German or German based, and military parades look like a step into Germany 150 years ago.
The world’s purest fresh water has been found on the southern tip of Chile, in a town called Puerto Williams, after numerous scientific studies. The water has been found to have only two chemical parts per million, hence making it the world’s cleanest.
A man dedicated his life to preserving the memory of a former concentration camp in Chile living there alone and guarding it. After his death another man replaced him and currently lives there alone as well.
In 2008, the Chilean 50 peso was misspelled as “CHIIE” instead of “CHILE,” with a second “I” in place of the “L”. When the error was brought to light in 2009, Gregorio Iniguez, the director of the Chile Mint, and others were fired from their jobs.
Chile printed a number of 50 peso coins in 2008 that misspelled the name of their country as “Chiie”. No one noticed until 2009, at which point the director of the Mint lost his job.
The Yaghan word “mamihlapinatapai” is widely considered to be one of the most difficult words to translate. It is roughly defined as “a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves.“