There are many, many things we are unaware of when it comes to countries which are foreign to us, and China is definitely one of them, whether you know it or not. To prove my point, here are twenty-one facts about the country which you probably didn’t know, and you may be surprised at some of them. Read on to learn some brand new, and very enlightening, information.
1. Pedestrian Cell Phone Lanes
Wanna scroll while walking? Well, you will need to use the lanes on the sidewalk which are designated for this specifically.
2. Needles in Soldier’s Collars
These are used to keep them standing straight-backed and at attention. That way they don’t get stabbed in the neck!
3. Longest Traffic Jam
Shanghai boasts this record, with a traffic jam that was ninety-nine kilometers in length, or nearly sixty-one and one- half miles. The jam lasted a whopping twelve days!
4. Arms up!
When marching military police must raise their arms to a specified length, which is marked off by a wire.
5. What’s for dinner?
Every year the Chinese consume more than 4,000,000 felines as regular food fare.