Ghana remains one of the most respected countries in the world especially when it comes to the peace and stability her citizens continue to enjoy. But how well do Ghanaians know about their homeland? No matter how much you know about Ghana these 5 amazing truths about the country would blow your mind.
1. The fastest back-runner in the world is Ghanaian.
In 1991, Ghana's sprinter, Ferdie Ato Adoboe was recorded as the fastest man alive in both sprinting backwards and speed juggling (a skill which involves kicking a soccer ball in the air as many times as possible in a short period of time) after he running 100 meters backwards in 13.6 seconds.
2. Twenty of Africa's top actors in Hollywood are from Ghana.
Talk of the likes of Peter Mensah who starred in movies as the Starz original series, 300, Spartacus; Kwesi Boakye who is popularly known for his role as Manny in Tyler Perry's film I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Freamah Agyemang of the popular British TV series Doctor Who; Abraham Attah who shot to fame in his supporting role in the hit movie Beasts of Nations and many others!
3. Ghana's Kejetia Market is the largest market in West Africa!
Located at Kumasi in the Ashanti region Kejetia is home to Ghana's local crafts, meats, fruit and vegetables. As the saying goes: ''There is nothing you cannot find at Kejetia.''
4. The world's second best cocoa beans is produced in Ghana.
In fact, the country's income is most earned from the export of cocoa beans aside other external trade engagements.
5. Ghanaian men have 3rd largest penis size in the world.
According to a study by the scientific journal Personality and Individual Differences the men of the Republic of Congo are the biggest at an average penis length of 18 cm followed by Ecuadorian men, whose average penis size is 17.7 centimeters and Ghana ,17.2 centimeters.