China, a communist nation in East Asia, is the world’s most populous country. Its vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountain ranges, lakes, rivers and 14,500km of coastline. Beijing, the ancient capital, mixes modern architecture with historic sites including sprawling Tiananmen Square. Its largest city, Shanghai, is a skyscraper-studded global financial center. The iconic Great Wall of China fortification runs east-west across the country’s north.
This week social diary brings some amazing facts about china. You will be truly amazed to know these things… So have a look..!!!
Things actually invented in China.
- Ice cream was invented in China around 2000BC when the Chinese packed a soft milk and rice mixture in the snow.
- Toilet paper was invented in China in the late 1300s. It was for emperors only.
- The Chinese invented kites (“paper birds” or “Aeolian harps”) about 3,000 years ago. They were used to frighten the enemies in battle, and Marco Polo (1254-1324) noted that kites were also used to predict the success of a voyage. It was considered bad luck to purposely let a kite go.
- According to popular legend, tea was discovered by the Chinese emperor Shennong in 2737 B.C. when a tea leaf fell into his boiling water. The Chinese consider tea to be a necessity of life.
- Ketchup is actually a Chinese invention. It was originally a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.
Cell phone lane for pedestrians
They have a cell phone lane for pedestrians although; it’s only in a theme park. The marked out part is for cell phone users only, and there is even a sign to explain.
Colors classification in China
- Red is considered a lucky color in China. At one time wedding dresses were red. New Year’s banners, clothing, and lucky money envelopes are still red.
- White, rather than black, is the Chinese color for mourning and funerals.
Favorite hobby in China
The number one hobby in China is stamp collecting.
- China’s Grand Canal is the world’s oldest and longest canal at 1,114 miles (1,795 km) long with 24 locks and around 60 bridges.
- China has planted the biggest artificial forest in the world to stop the spread of the Gobi desert, and plans to expand it to 2,800 miles by 2074.
Good luck Symbol
The bat is a traditional good luck symbol that is frequently depicted in designs for porcelain, textiles, and other crafts.
The oldest tree in the world is China’s gingko, which first appeared during the Jurassic Age some 160 million years ago.
All Pandas in the world belongs to China
All pandas in the world are on loan from China, and when a baby Panda is born, by agreement, it is sent back to China to help expand the gene pool. The baby pandas are shipped back by FedEx.
Border countries: Pakistan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
World’s Biggest Traffic Jam
In 2010, China had a traffic jam that lasted 12 days and spanned 62 miles
“The oldest tree in the world is China’s gingko..”
“Red is considered a lucky color in China.”