Argentina has been one of the world’s leading producers of wine since the 16th century and has approximately 1,800 wineries today. It is the world’s fifth leading producer of wine.
Agriculture and the agro-industry in Argentina focus on the production of cereal, oil grains and seeds, sugar, fruit, wine, tea, tobacco, and cotton. Argentina is one of the greatest food-producing countries in the world.
Argentina was the first country to use fingerprinting in order to determine if a person was guilty of a crime. The first known example of fingerprinting occurred in June, 1892, when police used a bloody fingerprint left on a door to match Francisca Rojas to the killing of her two children.
Officials in current Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi’s hometown of Rosario have banned parents from naming their children “Messi” because they said it would lead to too much mass confusion.
Buenos Aires has a special holiday called Friend’s Day (El Día del Amigo), which was founded by Dr. Febbraro, an Argentine dentist and philosopher, after he felt connected to everyone on Earth following the Apollo 11 moon landing. Friends gather together on July 20th every year to celebrate their friendship.