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1. Toilet Duck, cellophane and the division sign (÷) were all invented in Switzerland.
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2. In 2010, teachers in Switzerland had an average salary of about $112,000 per year.
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3. Switzerland is considering giving its citizens a yearly income simply for being alive.
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4. Switzerland monitors its airspace around the clock but only intercepts illegal flights during office hours.
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5. At 21, Mussolini was homeless and living under a bridge in Switzerland.
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6. The first sketch for the design of the Mini was drawn on a napkin in Switzerland.

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7. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own only one guinea pig.
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8. It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!
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9. Switzerland is considering giving its citizen a yearly income simply for being alive.
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10. There is a 500-year-old statue of a man eating a sack of babies in Bern, Switzerland -- Nobody is sure why.
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11. If you fail your driving test three times in Switzerland, you have to visit a psychologist to explain why you failed it.
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12. There is a 500-year-old statue of a man eating a sack of babies in Bern, Switzerland — Nobody is sure why.

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13. In 2006, the most popular name for cows in Switzerland was Fiona.
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14. Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.
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15. Every bridge & tunnel in Switzerland has built-in explosives so the entire country can be turned into a mountain fortress in time of war.
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16. In Switzerland, it is still legal to eat dog and cat meat, and some Swiss people still eat it regularly.
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17. Last 2 European countries to let women vote: Switzerland (1971) and Leichtenstein (1984).

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