Here Are Some Funny Facts About The Maldives
The first Underwater Cabinet Meeting
To raise awareness on climate change, Maldives held an underwater cabinet meeting in 2009. It was the first country in the world to do so.
Maldives is the lowest and flattest country in the world.
Maldives island’s ground level is averaged at 1.5 meters (4 feet 11 inches), and its highest point, a certain spot in Villingili Island that stands at 2.3 meters (7 feet 7 inches), is the lowest on the planet.
The smallest Muslim country in the world is Maldives
Maldives is known for its religious intolerance. The Maldives Constitution was written in 1997, and specifies that citizens must be Muslim—it actually specifically forbids the following of any other religion.
Every element in the Maldives flag is symbolic
The crescent moon stands for Islam, the green section represents palm trees, and the red background symbolizes the blood shed by Maldivian heroes.
Maldivians are crazy about soccer
With the Maldives only consisting of sand and being very limited in space it might appear a bit funny but yes- Maldivian men are crazy about soccer. They will stay up all night to watch their favorite European team play. Wear jersey's, color the walls with the teams logo etc.
The Coconut That Rigged An Election
Many people of the Maldives hold on to a strong belief in the supernatural, including black and white magic. In September 2013, a coconut was detained by police after being found loitering and acting suspicious during the presidential elections. The questionable young coconut was found outside a polling station, and was accused of being placed there to rig the election.