Unbelievable facts that you want to know about China
Well, here are some quick facts about China that you probably had no idea about. Now you can tell people that you're not wasting time on the internet...you're learning. You're welcome!
Even though we live in an age where information about all over the world is right at our fingertips, we often still walk around in our own little cultural bubble with no knowledge of other parts of the world.
They're using geese as the new "guard dogs"
Police in rural parts of China's Xinjiang Province are no longer turning to dogs to stand guard at police stations at night. They're using geese instead. And it works.
According to a recent report, a guy tried to break into a police station to take back a motorbike confiscated by the cops. The guard geese sounded the alarm, awakening the sleeping officers.
There are 13 million abortions performed each year in China
New data published by China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission indicates that there are more than 13 million abortions conducted in the country every year, highlighting the huge reliance on the procedure as it seeks to restrain population growth.
Traffic jams in Beijing cost approx. $11.3 billion
Air pollution in Beijing is like smoking a pack a day
It is made worse by weather conditions and the city's geography - it is bordered to the south and east by heavily polluting industrial areas, and to the north and west by mountains that trap the dirty air over the city.
China still depends on coal for more than 60% of its power, despite big investments in renewable energy sources.
Toilet paper was invented in China, and was only for emperors
Today I found out that toilet paper was first used by the Chinese about 1300 years before it caught on with the rest of the world. The first references of people using toilet paper dates back to the 6th century AD in the Chinese Imperial courts and amongst the other wealthy citizens of China. This eventually spread throughout China and by the 14th century there was an annual manufacturing of around ten million packages of toilet paper in the Zhejiang province alone.
Pins are strategically placed to keep officer's standing at attention
Did you know pins are strategically placed to keep officer's standing at attention in China?
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