PUERTO RICO …. “🇵🇷 Ten Facts You Didn’t Know About 🇵🇷 …. “!!

~~January 18, 2020~~


I found this article this morning. There are many facts that I didn’t know myself. I thought I’d honor my home, in view of the relentless earthquakes that have affected the southwest region.

Puerto Rico has a special spot in every Boricua’s heart!


Puerto Rico is an island full of history, that’s how it is. But, it also has several very interesting facts that you may not know.



Arroyo was the first place in the world where the telegraph was installed. It was here, in 1858, that the inventor of the telegraph, Samuel Morse, installed a private line from the La Enriqueta estate, where his daughter Susan lived, to the warehouses in the port of Arroyo, where his son-in-law, Danish merchant Edward, worked Lind.

The only native mammal that remains in Puerto Rico and that has not become extinct is the bat. By the way, the sounds of bats that are heard in the movie Batman Forever were recorded in the Caves of Camuy.

The beams of the roofs in the houses of Old San Juan are made of ausubo wood, immune to moths and time. 

They last between five and seven centuries!

The Dos Hermanos Bridge, which connects the island of San Juan with the rest of the Island, is named after the Behn brothers who, in addition to urbanizing Condado, founded the Puerto Rico Telephone Company.

The statue of Juan Ponce de León, which is located in the Plaza de San Sebastián street, is made of copper. And you know what? It was made by melting the weapons seized from the English who wanted to invade the island there in 1797.

In addition, notice if Puerto Rico is special, that it is the third country in the world that has a greater proportion of professionals, looking at its population. It is spectacular!

Puerto Rico is the country with the most roads per square mile in the world.

The Puerto Rico Trench is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the deepest sea trenches in the world. Located just north of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Trench separates the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. At its deepest point, the pit is 8.4 km (5.2 miles) deep. 

The site is geologically complex and is also associated with the most negative gravimetric anomaly (or downward force) on earth.

Puerto Rico is home to the world’s largest sea turtle; Tinglar or leatherback turtle.

In the facilities of what is known today as the Dorado Beach Hotel, Ritz Carlton Reserve in the town of Dorado, there was a small airport for the 1930’s, which belonged to the professional pilot, Clara Livingston, friend of the first female pilot, Amelia Earhart.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Puerto Rico is one of the lands of America with the richest history, where the Hispanic tradition is best preserved.

This entry was posted in Equality by Dr. Rex. Bookmark the permalink.

About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

4 thoughts on “PUERTO RICO …. “🇵🇷 Ten Facts You Didn’t Know About 🇵🇷 …. “!!

  1. Horty, VERY IMPRESSED BY THIS!!! We should have embraced Puerto Rico from the beginning! Look how the USA has “blown it” with all Latin America!!! It started with economic exploitation!!!
    JFK really tried to improve things with the Organization of American States. But it’s been hopeless. We used to blame Cuba for poisoning our relations. Who do we blame now but ourselves???!!! Latin America could have been economically & politically strong rivaling our European allies as our friends. The best we have been able to do is to enforce the Monroe Doctrine, originally meant to keep European nations from colonizing America & expanded to all foreign nations keeping out. Phil

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.