The Guarani language, one of the official languages of Paraguay along with Spanish, is one of the most-widely spoken indigenous languages of the Americas and the only one whose speakers include a large proportion of non-indigenous people.
Proportionally speaking, the most destructive war in modern history was the War of the Triple Alliance, which took the lives of over 60% of Paraguay's population, leaving a woman/man ratio of 4 to 1.
The Ache tribe of Paraguay believe that babies inherit the characteristics of all the men who have had sex with the mother during pregnancy.
A couple from Paraguay moved in together in 1933. After 80 years, 8 children and 50 grandchildren, the 103-year-old man married his 99-year-old bride.
In 1892, over 200 people left Australia to create "New Australia", an utopian socialist settlement in Paraguay.
Over 300 people died in a supermarket fire in Paraguay because the owners shut the doors so people wouldn't leave without paying.
In 2008, a Catholic Bishop resigned to become Paraguay's President. He was later found to be the father of at least two children.