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25 Facts About China You Might Be Shocked to Know

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China is famous for one of its world heritage site, the Great Wall of China. Other than the beautiful wall made by the efforts and lives of Chinese people, there are many more exciting things that you can’t even imagine from the country. In here, we collected the best 25 Mind-blowing Facts you probably didn’t know about China.

1. China builds structures to be busy.

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Ghost towns are created in some cities of China. Want to know the reason behind? The government wished the building industry to be busy. They invest money to massive building projects that do not have a particular use. It is believed that by the year 2025, 10 New York-sized cities will be visible to the country.

2. Longest traffic jam recorded is 10 days.

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Yes, you are reading it right, 10 days is the most extended traffic jam that occurred in China last August 2010. Drivers are stuck for nearly 11 days or a 60-miles long ride from Beijing to Mongolia. Thousands of vehicles are affected, but the locals saw this as an opportunity where they sell water and foods that triple its original price.

3. He burned a hole in the stomach because of Spicy foods.

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A 26-year old man from China was rushed to a hospital after vomiting blood in a traditional Chinese restaurant after eating the spiciest version of mala soup. Mala soup is a classic Chinese dish in China where you can pick the level of spiciness of the soup. The man had no medical history of ulcers and gastrointestinal disorders and the hole that the doctors saw are due to the spicy soup the man consumed.

4. He sells a kidney to buy iPhone and iPod.

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An 18-year old boy was brought to the hospital in a serious condition after getting an illegal removal of his kidney for trade. He sold his kidney for $23,000 and bought an iPhone and iPod afterward.

5. A man killed and ate a tiger.

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Corbett’s Tiger or Indochinese tiger is an endangered sub specie that used to live at Yunnan Province, China. A villager named Kang Wannian got sentenced to twelve years after killing and eating the last Indochinese tiger in China. He claims to kill the tiger for self-defend and share it with his friends for supper.

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