The lottery of the Zimbabwe Banking Corporation was won in 2000 by Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe.
In 2012 the residents of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe were tasked with flushing their toilets at the same time in order to prevent blockages in the sewer system. The synchronised flush takes place twice a week in order to keep the sewers clear.
The first president of Zimbabwe was President Banana.
Zimbabwe’s bank balance was $217 at the start of 2013.
Dictator Robert Mugabe tried to stop a critic of Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation by levying ridiculous taxes on his newspaper; the writer retaliated with advertisements printed on trillion-dollar-bills, which was cheaper than actual paper.
The ruins of several massive castles, temples, and other ancient buildings have been found in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, indicating a large, advanced civilization was present in sub-Saharan Africa from the Iron Age all the way up to the 17th century. However, a lack of writing and the presence of very few artifacts makes the civilization impossible to investigate.
Zimbabwe has a 94% unemployment rate.