Posts Tagged “China”

First Country To Print Paper Money

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Chinese Paper Currency

FACT OF THE DAY: The first country to print paper money was China in 618 A.D. This began during the Tang Dynasty, who referred to the new currency as flying money.

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The Most Powerful Pirate

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Ching Shih

FACT OF THE DAY: With control of over 1750 pirate ships and 75,000+ men, Ching Shih, a former prostitute, was the most powerful pirate. She was born in 1775 in China, with a birth name of Shil Xiang Gu.

[Photo Source: https://allthatsinteresting.com/ching-shih]

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Which Country Reads the Most?

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FACT OF THE DAY:  Which country reads the most? According to the NOP World Culture Score Index, per capita, India is the country that reads the most averaging 10.7 hours of reading per week. Thailand, China, Philippines, and Egypt round out the Top 5.

 

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Do NOT Be Late for School!

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University of Electronic Science and Technology

FACT OF THE DAY: If you are a student at the University of Electronic Science & Technology in Chengdu, China, DO NOT be late to class!

Students who arrive late are required to write out 1,000 emojis. We’re talking writing them out, by hand, 1,000 of them. Now that’s a punishment.

 

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Why Green Bay Is the Toilet Paper Capital

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Green Bay Road Sign

FACT OF THE DAY: Yes, believe it or not, there is a city that has earned the distinction of being the toilet paper capital of the world. That city, drum roll please, is Green Bay, Wisconsin.

And how exactly did Green Bay earn this title? The fact is that China was the original birthplace of toilet paper. The original forms of toilet paper, which pretty much came from paper,  were not always the smoothest nor the softest.

It was the engineers at Northern Paper Mills (located in Green Bay) that created the first “splinter-free” and soft toilet paper, thus earning the city the title of “Toilet Paper Capital of the World”.

 

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