Random Switzerland Facts
1. Toilet Duck, cellophane and the division sign (÷) were all invented in Switzerland.
2. In 2010, teachers in Switzerland had an average salary of about $112,000 per year.
3. Switzerland is considering giving its citizens a yearly income simply for being alive.
4. Switzerland monitors its airspace around the clock but only intercepts illegal flights during office hours.
5. At 21, Mussolini was homeless and living under a bridge in Switzerland.
6. The first sketch for the design of the Mini was drawn on a napkin in Switzerland.
7. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own only one guinea pig.
8. It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland!
9. Switzerland is considering giving its citizen a yearly income simply for being alive.
10. There is a 500-year-old statue of a man eating a sack of babies in Bern, Switzerland -- Nobody is sure why.
11. If you fail your driving test three times in Switzerland, you have to visit a psychologist to explain why you failed it.
12. There is a 500-year-old statue of a man eating a sack of babies in Bern, Switzerland â€” Nobody is sure why.
13. In 2006, the most popular name for cows in Switzerland was Fiona.
14. Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.
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.
16. In Switzerland, it is still legal to eat dog and cat meat, and some Swiss people still eat it regularly.
17. Last 2 European countries to let women vote: Switzerland (1971) and Leichtenstein (1984).
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