China Facts

36 facts tagged with China Facts

  • 1
    The blueprint for a floating city has just been approved by the largest port construction and design company in China. It's entirely self-sustainable, and extends underwater.
  • 2
    Scientists in China have built a prototype high-speed maglev train that is theoretically capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,800 mph (2,900 km/h).
  • 3
    A Chinese law signed in 1981 requires that every citizen over the age of 11 plant at least one tree per year.
  • 4
    There's a company in China that allows you to hire someone to stand in line for you for $3-$5 an hour.
  • 5
    Kim Jong Un was voted Most Sexiest Man Alive by The Onion and ended up as real news in China.
  • 6
    In 1975, when officials in the Chinese city of Haicheng were alarmed by odd and anxious behaviors of dogs and other animals. These observations led them to order 90,000 residents to evacuate the city. Only a few hours later a 7.3 magnitude earthquake destroyed nearly 90 percent of the city’s buildings.
  • 7
    All pandas are ‘owned’ by China. They rent them out to zoos for $1mil/year each with minimum of 10 years.
  • 8
    For Valentine's Day 2014, an unnamed man sabotaged a special screening of "Beijing Love Story" at a Shanghai cinema by booking every other seat, subsequently preventing couples from sitting together.
  • 9
    The world's longest traffic jam took place in Beijing, China. It was over 60 miles long and lasted 11 days.
  • 10
    The gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive foul smell may slow ageing and block damaging chemical reactions inside cells, according to scientists in China.
  • 11
    Ma Yu Ching’s Bucket Chicken House in Kaifeng, China is considered the world’s oldest operating restaurant, first opening in 1153 AD during the Jing Dynasty.
  • 12
    In 2012, a Chinese man named Xiao Fan had a dress made out of 9,999 red roses for his girlfriend and then proposed - 9 in China means forever
  • 13
    A zoo in China gave a gay penguin couple the opportunity to raise a chick.
  • 14
    A 22 year old Chinese man needed a new nose. Instead of a transplant, a surgeon built a new nose on his forehead.
  • 15
    In the U.S. the typical school year is 180 days long. In China, the typical school year is 251 days.
  • 16
    The equivalents of the English saying "That's Greek to me" are "This appears to be Spanish" (German), "This is Chinese to me" (Dutch), "It's German to me" (Philippines), "It's Hebrew" (Finnish), "It's Chinese to me" (Hebrew), "Sounds like Mars language/These are chicken intestines" (China).
  • 17
    In China, teachers allow children to sleep in class for around 20 minutes to help improve their learning.
  • 18
    In 2012, a Chinese gamer's father was so concerned about his son's habit, he hired virtual hitmen to kill off his avatar.
  • 19
    Tickling was a form of torture used in ancient China on nobility because it left no mark and recovery was quick.
  • 20
    Chen Guanming, from Jiangsu province in eastern China, traveled by RICKSHAW for 2 years and covered nearly 40,000 miles through 16 countries, surviving flood, war zones and extreme temperatures, finally arriving at the London 2012 Olympics.
  • 21
    Passengers on the Beijing subway can pay with plastic bottles.
  • 22
    Scientists at the Zhejiang University in China have developed an ultra-light material known as carbon aerogel.
  • 23
    Some Chinese soldiers learn their 'perfect posture' with pins in their collar. (See picture)
  • 24
    The yin-yang pattern's earliest use is in Rome - not China!
  • 25
    Some Chinese-made hair bands were fashioned from recycled condoms.
  • 26
    The retail price for the iPad would be $1,140 if it were built by American workers instead of Chinese.
  • 27
    Daizi Zheng, a Chinese designer, made a Coca-Cola powered cell phone. She designed a battery that uses enzymes to generate electricity from the carbs.
  • 28
    China is the source of 70% of the worlds pirated goods.
  • 29
    In 1911, pigtails were banned in China because they were seen as a link with its feudal past.
  • 30
    Ching Shih, once a prostitute, became one of the most powerful pirates to have ever sailed. She commanded one of the most formidable pirate fleets in all of China during the early 1800s, with hundreds of ships under her command.
  • 31
    China's capital Beijing means "Gate".
  • 32
    If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
  • 33
    In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. (The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.)
  • 34
    In 2002, there were no billionaires in China. In 2007, there are 106 billionaires.
  • 35
    In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".
  • 36
    Ice Cream is chinese food!