Top Greece Facts
1. Throwing apples at people was a way of declaring your love in ancient Greece.
2. In Ancient Greece, wearing amethysts was once thought to keep you from getting drunk.
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.
4. People in Ancient Greece and the Middle Ages believed the world was round, not flat.
5. In Greece between 1920 and 1983, leprosy was grounds for divorce.
6. In Greece, the word for ‘turkey’ means ‘French bird’.
7. Apple could have bailed out Greece twice and still had $2 billion left over.
8. Greece is the only country in the world whose name contains none of the letters in the word ‘Olympiads’.
9. In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal.
10. Spiked dog collars were invented in ancient Greece and were originally designed to protect dogs throats from wolf attacks.
11. The Greek National anthem has 158 verses!
12. Video Games are illegal in Greece.
13. In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
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