China: 15 Facts About Asia’s Most Interesting Country (Part 1)

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China is a well-known place with some little-known facts. We are here to share some things you may not know about this nation. Make sure to keep an eye out for part two of this article.

Number Fifteen: Body Doubles for the Rich

The wealthy in China have the ability to hire “body doubles” to serve their prison sentences for them. It sounds crazy, but it’s a lot more common than you would imagine.

Number Fourteen: They Share Their Pollution

It’s a fact that where many industrial factories exist, a lot of air pollution does also. Actually, almost 30% of the air pollution in San Francisco, California comes from China. It blows across the Pacific ocean and settles ashore.

Number Thirteen: China Has More English Speakers than the U.S.

This really makes you realize how densely populated this place is. The country has more English speakers than an originally English speaking nation.

Number Twelve: Bird Nest Soup

A popular food item in China is made almost completely from edible bird nests. Apparently it’s even considered a delicacy in many parts of Asia

Number Eleven: The Man With a Hole in his Stomach

Speaking of soup, a Chinese man was discovered to have burned a hole right through his stomach lining not so long ago. He greatly enjoyed mala soup, which is extremely spicy, and indulging in it day after day eventually played a toll on his body.

Number Ten: An Unbelievable Court Case

A Chinese man sued his wife for being ugly and won. The woman had had extensive plastic surgery before meeting her husband, and when they had children he wondered why they looked nothing like her. He sued her for this dishonesty and won the case.

Number Nine: Body Fishers

This Asian nation is one of the suicide capitals of the planet. The number of dead bodies is so high that they have a need to employ “body fishers”. The entire purpose of this profession is fishing corpses out of rivers around China. We hope you enjoyed part one of our list of interesting facts about China. Check back for part two, coming soon.

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