Awesome Rome Facts
1. There is a disease called "Sudden unexpected death syndrome" where the heart of a seemingly healthy adult just stops for no reason.
2. The first king of Rome was its legendary founder, Romulus.
3. The largest church ever designed and built sits in the center of Rome's Vatican city, St Peters Basilica.
4. Rome's Coliseum, a huge amphitheatre which could seat 50,000 people is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
5. In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose!
6. In ancient Rome, fathers had the legal right to kill their children.
7. The ties bought in America for Father's Day each year would stretch from New York to Rome.
8. Rome is known as the 'Eternal city' and also 'Caput Mundi', coming from Latin and meaning capital of the world.
9. Stress can literally break your heart. "Broken heart syndrome" occurs when the bottom of the heart balloons into the shape of a pot
10. Rome has 7,575 streets named after men but only 580 after women.
11. In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
12. Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) is an extremely rare brain disorder that causes sufferers to speak involuntarily in a foreign accent
13. "Busy Life Syndrome" is a real disorder causing forgetfulness and lack of concentration in people who take in too much information daily.
14. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
15. "Busy Life Syndrome" is a real disorder causing forgetfulness and lack of concentration in people who take in too much information daily.
16. In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
17. Rome was the first modern city to reach a population of 1 million.
18. With over 5 million people, Rome is Italy's largest Italy.
19. Rome was founded in 753 BC.
20. Vatican, which is the smallest state in the world, is located in Rome.
21. People suffering from superior canal dehiscence syndrome can hear their own eyeballs moving.
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