Venezuela facts Selected as the most interesting among South America related questions in South America quiz The word "Cannibals" was originally used as a name of certain people. How are they called today?Carib people. Many historians believe that cannibalism was rare or even non existent among Carib people. In 1503 Queen Isabella ruled that only people who were better off under slavery (especially cannibals) could legally be taken as slaves. This provided Spaniards an incentive for identifying various groups as cannibals to enslave them.Created by: Monica Stillercannibalism facts » Where does electric eel occur in the wild?In South America. Electric eels inhabit muddy waters of the Amazon and Orinoco basins floodplains and swamps. Fortunately, these are remote and uninhabited areas, as electric eels can easily kill a human. Although it doesn't eat such large animals (it has no teeth and can swallow only small mammals), a series of electric shocks is enough to stun and drown a horse.Created by: Sumit Tamanganimals of South America facts » Which dangerous fish breathes atmospheric air?Electric eel. Electric ell lives in muddy floodplains of Orinoco basin. It is well adapted to this low-oxygen environment: it can breathe atmospheric air using a vascularized respiratory organ in its oral cavity. In fact, electric eels must rise to the surface every 10 minutes and inhale, otherwise they die not having enough oxygen from the gill.Created by: globalquiz.orgfish facts » How tall is Angel Falls, the world's tallest uninterrupted waterfall?979 m (3,212 ft). Angel Falls is over twice as tall as the Empire State Building. It is one of Venezuela's top tourist attractions, though a trip to the falls is a complicated affair, as the falls are located in an isolated jungle.Created by: globalquiz.orgwaterfalls facts » What is the capital city of Venezuela?Caracas. Despite being just 10 miles (15km) from the Caribbean Sea, Caracas has no sea access. It is separated from the coast by a steep 2,200-metre-high (7,200 ft) mountain range, Cerro El Avila.Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of South America facts » Which country was ruled by this person?Venezuela. Hugo Chávez was the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was a highly controversial and divisive figure both at home and abroad. Created by: globalquiz.orgdictators facts » Play South America quiz and see all the questions.