Rediculous facts about China

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  • Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.
  • Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
  • The World’s First Paper Money was created in China 1,400 years ago.
  • The Sunrise in parts of China can be as late as 10 AM because the country joined its five time zones  into a
    single one.
  • Every 30 seconds, a baby is born with a birth defect in China.
  • If Walmart were a country, it would be China’s sixth-largest export market.
  • By 2020, China could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives.
  • In 1973, China proposed to give 10 million Chinese women to the U.S. to boost the U.S. population.
  • China has the largest population in the world, with over 1.3 billion people.
  • In China over 30 million people live in caves
  • Twenty million trees are cut every year to make chopsticks in China
  • Some of the bricksin the Great wall of China are held together by rice flour
  • The world’s biggest mall is located in China and 99% is empty.
  • The Chinese believe that the number 8 is lucky because it sounds similar to the word for ‘prosperity’
  • The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing were the most expensive yet. They cost US $40 billion.
  • Paper money was invented in China.
  • Half of the world’s pigs live in China
  • China’s railway lines could loop around Earth twice.
  • The Chinese developed a theory of three levels of heaven—Heaven, Earth, and man—which has been influential in landscape painting and flower arrangements.
  • China has the world’s oldest calendar. This lunar calendar originated in 2600 B.C. and has 12 zodiac signs. It takes 60 years to complete.
  • The oldest tree in the world is China’s gingko, which first appeared during the Jurassic Age some 160 million years ago.
  • Ice cream was invented in China around 2000BC. The first ice cream was soft milk and rice mixture packed in the snow.
  • Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.
  • China is the second largest economy in the world, after the United States of America.
  • China is also known as the “Flowery Kingdom” and many of the fruits and flowers (such as the orange and orchid) are now grown all over the world.

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