45 Cool Chinese Facts

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1. The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the largest salamander in the world, reaching a length of 180 cm (6 ft)
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2. If they were countries, the Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan and Jiangsu would be among the world’s 20 most populous.
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3. While filming "Murder By Numbers," Sandra Bullock brought a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist to help the cast and crew cope with stress.
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4. The first surviving, captive panda triplets were born on July 29th, 2014 in a Chinese zoo.
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5. The game known as "Chinese Checkers" originated in Germany.
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6. Correction: Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that Rhino horns have health benefits. There is no evidence that this is true.
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7. US Medium (M) shirts are larger than Extra Large (XL) Chinese shirts.
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8. Around 60% of all Christmas goods are made in one Chinese city.
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9. The male Chinese water deer has TUSKS!
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10. An army of 10,000 clay soldiers were created in 200 B.C, by a Chinese emperor and were supposed to protect him in the afterlife.
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11. In Sweden, a Chinese burn is known as the ‘thousand needle prank’.
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12. Desperation caused a Chinese teenager to sell his kidney for $2000 because he wanted to buy the iPad 2.
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13. There is a common Chinese idiom that states,"The ugly wife is a treasure at home."
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14. Chinese eunuchs kept their testicles in a jar in the hope they will reattach themselves in the next world.
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15. Chinese fans of Sherlock call Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman ‘Curly Fu’ and ‘Peanut’.
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16. Ice cream is Chinese food.
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17. The Chinese invented and used forks long before they invented and used chopsticks.
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18. The Chinese alligator can survive in freezing water.
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19. Chinese courts have a 99.99% conviction rate, as measured in 2009.
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20. The Casino Royale movie was the first James Bond film approved by Chinese censors.
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21. In 2009, a 13-year old Chinese girl tried to commit suicide so that she could donate her liver to her dying father.
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22. A man once woke up from a coma and could speak fluent Chinese after only studying it a short time in high school.
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23. A chinese man once lived for 55 years without an anus.
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24. Just to buy an iPhone and an iPad, a Chinese student aged 17 sold his one kidney.
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25. Cannabis Sativa is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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26. A Chinese man sued his wife for being ugly, and won.
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27. It is a common misconception that Marco Polo introduced pasta to Italy - in truth, the dish had already existed in Europe for centuries - but there's little doubt he made Westerners aware of many Chinese inventions.
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28. When Danes pose for photos, they say ‘orange’, the Chinese say ‘aubergine’ and the Germans say ‘ant shit’.
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29. 'Fei Chong We Rao' is a Chinese dating show... for dogs.
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30. In Chinese writing, there is no capital letter, there are no spaces between characters, and characters have 10 strokes, on average.
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31. There have been 47 Charlie Chan Movies, with six actors playing the part. None were Chinese.
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32. Firecrackers were used as early as 200 B.C. by the Chinese to scare off abnormally large mountain men.
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33. A mother bear in a Chinese bile farm killed her cub and then herself because of the inhumane conditions they were subjected to.
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34. If the Chinese, one day, use as much oil per person as Americans, then the world will need seven more Saudi Arabias to meet their demand.
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35. Usain Bolt ate 1,000 chicken nuggets during the Beijing Olympics because he didn’t like Chinese food.
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36. A Chinese Entrepreneur has made a brew of tea, which will cost $200 a cup. It�s made of Panda dung!
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37. Chinese Crested dogs can get acne
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38. Sunglasses were first worn by Chinese judges in the 12th century to hide their faces while questioning witnesses in court.
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39. The Chinese were the first to use marijuana.
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40. Chinese police increasingly use geese instead of police dogs because of their aggressiveness and superior vision.
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41. In the Chinese city of Chongqing, cell phone addicts have their own sidewalk lane.
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42. Nicki Minaj has only one tattoo—it says "God is always with you" in Chinese.
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43. An estimated 20% of all consumer goods on the Chinese market are counterfeit.
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44. The Chinese consume 50,000 cigarettes every second.
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45. The Japanese sleep two hours a night less than the Chinese.

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