21 Shocking and Amazing Facts about China
There are many, many things we are unaware of when it comes to countries which are foreign to us, and China is definitely one of them, whether you know it or not. To prove my point, here are twenty-one facts about the country which you probably didn’t know, and you may be surprised at some of them. Read on to learn some brand new, and very enlightening, information.
1. Pedestrian Cell Phone Lanes
Wanna scroll while walking? Well, you will need to use the lanes on the sidewalk which are designated for this specifically.
2. Needles in Soldier’s Collars
These are used to keep them standing straight-backed and at attention. That way they don’t get stabbed in the neck!
3. Longest Traffic Jam
Shanghai boasts this record, with a traffic jam that was ninety-nine kilometers in length, or nearly sixty-one and one- half miles. The jam lasted a whopping twelve days!
4. Arms up!
When marching military police must raise their arms to a specified length, which is marked off by a wire.
5. What’s for dinner?
Every year the Chinese consume more than 4,000,000 felines as regular food fare.
6. Cheap Living
More than one-hundred million Chinese citizens survive on funds equaling only $1 per day.
7. No playing around!
In China, the Sony PlayStation is illegal to use. How do the kids occupy themselves?
8. Pass the Ketchup, Please
The ketchup we all know and love originated in China. It was a sauce for fish, and was called ‘ke-tsiup’.
9. Get them out of here!
In 1973 China wanted ten million of their citizens to take their women to the United States in an effort to control the population.
10. Drive-thru and Stay Awhile
If you go to McDonald’s you do not leave with your food. You get it and eat it right there in the car or go inside.
11. Cough, cough, cough!
Breathing the air in the city of Beijing is equivalent to smoking a package of cigarettes per day!
12. Non-religious in Nature
Although China claims to be a non-religious country, it is home to more than fifty-four million Christians.
13. Make her the girl I met…
Hymen restoration surgery only costs women $700, ‘restoring’ their virginity.
14. Death Row
The Chinese people carry out four times more executions than any other country in the world. Another form of population control, maybe?
There are companies in China which have been convicted of producing tofu out of waste, as well as goat meat that has been marinated in its own urine.
16. Double yuck!
Eggs which have been cooked in the pee of young male virgins is a delicacy in the city of B Dunyane.
17. Hack, hack, hack!
Chinese air is so polluted that its contaminants span the Pacific Ocean all the way to San Francisco, increasing its own pollution by more than one-third.
18. Google Play Music
The Chinese collaborate with Google and are allowed to download their playlists free of charge.
19. Cave Dwellers
More than 30,000,000 people in China actually live in houses hewn in caves called ‘yaodun’.
20. Geese Police
No K-9 units here! In place of dogs law enforcement enlists the aid of live geese due to their aggressive nature.
21. Gone with the Girls!
Nearly a million female babies are aborted each year, another population control strategy. They also get rid of thousands of female children. The Chinese can only have one child per family.