18 Surprising and Unearthly Facts about China that you need to know

18 Surprising and Unearthly Facts about China that you need to know

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We usually live in a time where information can be find on our fingertips. However, there are still many a times when we stumbles upon some facts that leaves our mouth wide open. And with a country like China that has a vast range of facts that are both known and not known to the world. Here are some of the most surprising and unearthly facts about China that you need to know.

1. China uses Geese as their new guard dogs. Geese have excellent hearing ability and are said to be very brave and intelligent. In many ways, superior to dogs.

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2. In China, 13 millions abortions are made every year. That is equal to some 53,000 abortions per day.

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3. Traffic jams in Beijing costs over $11.3 billion. When calculated, the time, gas and environmental damage sums up to over 70 billion Yuan, that is well over $11.3 billion of financial damage.

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4. Air pollution in Beijing is equal to smoking a pack of cigarette every day. Ironically, one day spent in Beijing is same as smoking 21 cigarettes.

A woman wearing a mask crosses a road during severe pollution in Beijing on January 12, 2013. Air quality data released via the US embassy twitter feed recorded air quality index levels so hazardous that they were classed as 'Beyond Index'. By 4pm the particle matter (PM) 2.5 figure was 728 on a scale that stops at 500 at which point the US embassy website advises against all outdoor activity. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

5. Toilet paper was invented by China and was only used by emperors. So next time you use a toilet paper, indulge yourself in thought of getting treated as a king.

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6. Fortune cookies isn’t a traditional custom of China. It was invented by a worker in Key Heong Noodle Factory in San Francisco

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7. Chinese cooks eggs in a virgin boy’s pee. They gather the urine from primary school toilets where boys age are below 10 years and use it to cook eggs. They believe it is healthy. Some doctor’s do not agree.

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8. They placed pins on officers collar to make them stand attentively.

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9. They also have cellphone lanes for people who use cellphone while walking. Although it is only in a theme park, there is a complete lane that is only for cellphone users.

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10. Alice in Wonderland was banned in China. The ban was placed in 1931 due to the fact that animals were using human language

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11. Police in China are trained to keep their arms at an exact heights for the military parade: Imagine how they would train for serious combat.

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12. 100 Million people in China lives on less than $1 per day: That is so cheap life.

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13. They execute death sentences 4 times more than the whole world combines: No one would want to commit crime there.

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14. The world biggest mall is in China and usually is 99% empty: What’s the use of making it?

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15. They used 78% of software in 2010 which were pirated.

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16. PlayStation is illegal in China.

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17. By 2020, China will have between 30-40 million who can’t find wives. Possibly due to the one child policy where girl child are often aborted or abandoned.

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18. Rich people in China hire body double to serve their prison sentence. Now who would want to go to prison for money?

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