Top Greece Facts


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1. Throwing apples at people was a way of declaring your love in ancient Greece.
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2. In Ancient Greece, wearing amethysts was once thought to keep you from getting drunk.
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3. In Ancient Greece, it was common practice for men to have male lovers until they were 30 or so, then settle down with a woman and have kids.
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4. People in Ancient Greece and the Middle Ages believed the world was round, not flat.
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5. In Greece between 1920 and 1983, leprosy was grounds for divorce.
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6. In Greece, the word for ‘turkey’ means ‘French bird’.
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7. Apple could have bailed out Greece twice and still had $2 billion left over.

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8. Greece is the only country in the world whose name contains none of the letters in the word ‘Olympiads’.
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9. In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal.
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10. Spiked dog collars were invented in ancient Greece and were originally designed to protect dogs throats from wolf attacks.
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11. The Greek National anthem has 158 verses!
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12. Video Games are illegal in Greece.
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13. In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.

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