Europe, the heart of human civilization is responsible for most of the technology, customs, lifestyle and language that overshadow the world today.
There are thousands of places in Europe that are worth writing about but who would take the time to read about all of them? So I have picked up some really spicy and interesting facts about Europe that you probably didn’t know.
- One of the facts about america is Europe has 46 countries and the largest country is Ukraine.
- There are more than 200 languages spoken in Europe.
- It is believed that the Mediterranean Sea was a desert and dried out over the course of 600,000 years.
- According to the Greek myth, the name Europe came from the Phoenician princess Europa who was seduced by Zeus, when he disguised himself as a bull and then took her to Crete.
- One of the interesting Europe facts many of us don’t know that statue of liberty was made in France designed by Frederic Bartholdi and given as a gift to the United States of America.
- The largest and smallest countries in the world are in Europe; Russia and Vatican.
- The most visited place in Europe is Disneyland, Paris.
- The leaning tower of Pisa took almost 200 years to build and is still leans.
- Green land in the biggest island in the world.
- Sweden has more McDonald’s per capita than any other country in Europe.
- Switzerland forbids late-night trips to the bathroom and flushing the toilet paper after 10 pm to avoid the noise pollution.
- Every year in Finland, people compete to see who can carry their wives fastest and farthest.
- In Europe, the longest town name is Llanfair-pwllgwyngyll-gogery-chwyrn-drobwll-llan-tysilio-gogo-goch, which is located in Wales.
- In France, it is against the law to call your pig Napoleon.
- In Germany, breaking plates is a very famous way to celebrate a couple’s approaching marriage.
Egypt is the country that connects the Middle East with Northeast Africa. Egyptian history is deep and many people are familiar with basic facts about Egypt like the Arabic language, the pound currency and the capital city of Cairo.
But there are less known Egyptian facts that are fascinating. Below, I have mentioned some of the great ancient Egyptian pyramids facts of Giza and a few random fun facts about Egypt. So, to expand your knowledge, check out these interesting fun facts about pyramids of Egypt and ancient Egyptians that hopefully, you don’t know before.
- Antediluvian Egyptians used pieces of stones as pillows.
- Many of the Egyptians died at the age of 30 about 3000 years ago.
- In ancient times, the Egyptian servants were coated with honey in order to engage flies with them and to keep away from pharaoh.
- Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, was not Egyptian, she was actually Greek.
- Exchanging of wedding rings was the tradition of ancient Egyptians.
- Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the seven wonders of the Ancient world, which is still in existence.
- The longest river Nile runs through Egypt.
- Paid workers built up the pyramids of Egypt instead of slaves or prisoners.
- Mostly all Egyptian pyramids are located on the west bank of Nile.
- The largest pyramid in Egypt is build up of about 2 million stone bricks and each brick weighs 2 and a half tons. This is really massively huge.
- It possibly took between 20,000 to 30,000 laborers over 80 years to build the pyramids at Giza.
- Despite enormous heat outside, the temperature level in pyramids relatively remains constant that is around 20 Celsius.
- Many ancient Egypt pyramids were built as tombs for Pharaohs and their families.
- In ancient times, to grieve the death of their cats, Egyptians used to shave off their eyebrows.
- There are many hidden walkways that are not explored yet in Giza pyramid.
Situated within the vigorous Europe, Scotland is a progressive nation of creativity, strikingly beautiful landscape, and fabulous hardy people.
This small country is chock full of ancient and rich history. So here, you will find a range of Scotland facts that are unique and you will definitely enjoy knowing about.
- Scotland has 790 islands that include groups called Shetland, Orkney, and the Hebrides.
- The highest village in Scotland is not in the Highlands, but at Wanlickhead (1380ft, 420m).
- For centuries, whiskey has been the national drink in Scotland and ranks among the finest and most desired whiskeys in the world.
- Unicorn is the official animal of Scotland.
- Scotland is famous for its freshwater lakes. Loch ness is most famous among them.
- The oldest surviving bank is Bank of Scotland in the UK that was established in 1695.
- Edinburg was the first city in the world, which has its own fire brigade.
- Scott is the ninth commonly used surname in Scotland. Top three surname include Smith, Brown and Wilson.
- In Europe, the oldest tree, which is said to be 3000 years old, is Fortingall yew in Perth-shire.
- The national symbol of Scotland is a thistle.
- The famous Scottish dish is haggis, made with the sheep’s pluck such as liver, heart and lungs and boiled in an animal’s stomach for 1 hour minced with suet, spices, onions, oatmeal and salt.
- In Scotland, Glasgow has the only subway system.
- Christianity is the official religion of Scotland, with churches being called “Kirks”.
- One of the interesting facts about Scotland is that Boys are called “Louns” and girls “Quines” in the northeast of the country.
- The royal botanic garden in Edinburgh has the biggest selection of rhododendrons in the world.
China is rather exotic and sometimes it is impossible to understand Chinese people.
It is an ancient and beautiful land and one of the China’s greatest treasures is its history and there are few people who don’t know about the Great Wall of China. This man made longest world structure has been the symbol for china and there are many facts about the Great Wall of China that are not very common to every person. To expand your knowledge, check out these facts about China and the Great wall that might be surprising for you.
- Wealthy people in china can hire their doubles to serve their life prison.
- China has overtaken the U.S. economy and stood 1st as the largest economy in the world.
- As compared to the United States, china has more English speakers.
- In China, people use 45 billion chopsticks every year.
- 35 million people in China still live in caves.
- In China, the PlayStation is illegal.
- You can major in bra studies in China.
- Air pollution in China can increase the snowfall in California.
- The Great wall of china cannot be seen from space by the human eye, as it is commonly believed, rather it can be seen from aid.
- The construction of the great wall of China started around (770 – 476 BC).
- The construction of wall took over two thousand years.
- It is difficult to determine that how much people were engaged in the construction of the Great Wall, but it is estimated that number could have been high as 800000.
- About 10 million people visit the Great Wall of China every year.
- Many famous people and politicians visited the Great Wall of China including Barak Obama, George W. Bush and many more.
- Thousands of battles have been fought in at the wall over the centuries.
Hopefully, there are many things for everyone in this article and you will learn new things while reading it. So, you really think that some facts you know should be added to this list? Feel free to comment below with your feedback.