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You Probably Have Never Heard These Facts About China Before – Truths About The Intriguing Far East

China is truly one of the most captivating countries on the planet, and interestingly there are so many fascinating things about the country you probably haven’t heard of.

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The Demand for Chopsticks is Insane

Every year, twenty million trees have to be cut down in order to make chopsticks. Maybe it’s about time they thought about recycling.
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Every year, twenty million trees have to be cut down in order to make chopsticks. Maybe it’s about time they thought about recycling.

More than 30-Million People live in Caves

This particular cave is in the Shaanxi Province, and it’s honestly one of the most unique cave-dwellings in existence.
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This particular cave is in the Shaanxi Province, and it’s honestly one of the most unique cave-dwellings in existence.

Their New Year’s Celebrations are Extravagant Beyond Imagination

China’s New Year Celebrations last for an incredible 15 days! Bookings for Beijing serviced apartments and hotels will be through the roof during this time.
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China’s New Year Celebrations last for an incredible 15 days! Bookings for Beijing serviced apartments and hotels will be through the roof during this time.

Their Ice-Pops are just as Crazy

Yes...they have green-bean flavoured popsicles. Not much of a surprise though since sweet bean paste is a very common ingredient.
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Yes...they have green-bean flavoured popsicles. Not much of a surprise though since sweet bean paste is a very common ingredient.

Ancient Warriors Wore Armour Made from Paper

They say that the pen is mightier than the sword, but can the same be said for paper?
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They say that the pen is mightier than the sword, but can the same be said for paper?

The Great Wall Was Built with Rice

Well not the entire wall, but the mortar that holds the bricks in place was somehow made from sticky rice. You can easily plan a tour to examine the wall yourself.
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Well not the entire wall, but the mortar that holds the bricks in place was somehow made from sticky rice. You can easily plan a tour to examine the wall yourself.

Their Population is Bigger than You Might Think

During the previous decade, enough houses were built in China to accommodate the entire population of Japan.
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During the previous decade, enough houses were built in China to accommodate the entire population of Japan.

Ketchup Is Actually Chinese

Although many would immediately associate ketchup with the US, it is actually based on a Chinese sauce known as ‘ke-tsiap’, which contained fermented fish. The recipe was changed a lot to suit western states, which is why ‘ketchup’ isn’t as popular in China.
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Although many would immediately associate ketchup with the US, it is actually based on a Chinese sauce known as ‘ke-tsiap’, which contained fermented fish. The recipe was changed a lot to suit western states, which is why ‘ketchup’ isn’t as popular in China.

Emperor Tang Loved Ice Cream

Emperor Tang of Shang loved ice cream so much he had a dedicated team of 94 ‘Ice Men’ whose job was to prepare him the finest ice cream.
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Emperor Tang of Shang loved ice cream so much he had a dedicated team of 94 ‘Ice Men’ whose job was to prepare him the finest ice cream.

China Has a Mysterious Time-Zone

China is pretty much as big as the continental United States, except where the US has four time-zones, China only has one.
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China is pretty much as big as the continental United States, except where the US has four time-zones, China only has one.

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