Awesome Rome Facts


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

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