30 Things About China That Are So BIZARRE You’ll Think We Made Them Up.
China is a huge, overwhelming, and totally fascinating country to be in right now. It seems to be a mixture of unusual old traditions and new advancements, many of which are equally as strange.
Here, we've put together 30 of the weirdest and hard-to-figure facts about this incredible country. Read through them to get a better understanding of just how compelling China actually is - #27 is pretty epic.
#1. Children poop everywhere in China.
Split-pants are often worn by Chinese children so that they can easily use the restroom whenever they want. It is not uncommon to see a Chinese mother holding her baby, split-pants downward, over a public trashcan.
#2. Some Chinese police use geese instead of police dogs.
According the Chinese authorities , geese have great vision and can be aggressive, making them a great alternative to a police dog.
#3. Soccer originated in China.
Cuju, which literally means “kick the ball with foot,” was a popular game during the Han Dynasty (206 BC- 220 AD). Later, it spread to neighboring countries like Japan, Korea and Vietnam, and eventually led to what we know today as soccer.
#4. It is possible to restore your virginity in China.
In a more disturbing plastic surgery trend, some Chinese women pay hundreds to restore their hymens before their wedding night.
#5. Pajamas are the new black in Shanghai.
PJ's are the outfit of choice for Shanghai residents, who wear the clothes out for lunch and to the market.
#6. Many Chinese children are being named after the Olympic games.
More than 4,000 Chinese children are named Aoyun, meaning “Olympic Games." It's actually quite common for Chinese children to be given names of common events and popular slogans,
#7. "Urine Eggs" are somewhat of a delicacy in China.
So, here's a real thing that exists in the world: Urine eggs are boiled for an entire day in the urine of boys under the age of 10. Traditional Chinese medicine claims that eating these eggs have plenty of health benefits, including increased circulation of the blood.
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