Some Obscure Facts About China
Most of us don’t know everything there is to know about our own country (after all, there is a lot of history there). So it’s not surprising that most people don’t know a lot of facts about one of the worlds largest countries, China.
Geopolitical experts call China the “sleeping dragon” because of its rapidly growing economy and influence on the world. But what don’t we know about them? Here some cof the more obscure facts about the powerhouse…
1.) To train soldiers to keep their chins up, a pin is precariously hanging in the collars of their uniforms.
2.) The Republic of China Military Police teach their men the proper height to raise their arms while marching using wires attached to poles.
3.) There are 100 million people in China that live off the equivalent of £0.70 per day.
4.) Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.
5.) Instead of driving through, they would pick up their food in the drive through, park, and bring the food inside the restaurant to eat.
6.) Although China is officially a secular country, there are more than 54 million Christians.
7.) China executes four times as many convicts as every other country combined.
8.) Eggs boiled in the urine of young virgin boys is a delicacy in Dongyang, China.
9.) Google offers free legal download of music in China in partnership with the largest record labels in the world.