Stunning Italy Facts


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1. The jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was founded before Italy was a country.
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2. The richest man in Italy is Michele Ferrero, the maker of Ferrero Rocher.
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3. Italy has the Guinness record for the country with the most lifts.
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4. Soccer fans in Italy are called "tifosi", meaning "carriers of typhus", because their fanatism is like a fever.
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5. The Bank of America was originally called "The Bank of Italy"
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6. A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas.
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7. In Italy, it is illegal to insult a man by saying he has "no balls."

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8. An art exhibit in Italy consisting of cigarette butts and empty champagne bottles was thrown away by a cleaner who mistook it for a mess.
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9. The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy.
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10. In Italy, there are about 500,000 exorcisms a year.
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11. Venice, Italy sunk by 9 inches in the last 100 years, and is expected to be completely submerged in less than 70 years.
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12. The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy.
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13. Italy's biggest business is the Mafia. It turns over $178 billion a year and accounts for 7% of GDP.
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14. Mussolini dodged the Italian draft.

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