Stunning Italy Facts

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

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.
9. The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy.
10. In Italy, there are about 500,000 exorcisms a year.
11. Venice, Italy sunk by 9 inches in the last 100 years, and is expected to be completely submerged in less than 70 years.
12. The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy.
13. Italy's biggest business is the Mafia. It turns over $178 billion a year and accounts for 7% of GDP.
14. Mussolini dodged the Italian draft.

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