16 Interesting Italy Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-20 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

16 Interesting italy facts

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1. Venice, Italy sunk by 9 inches in the last 100 years, and is expected to be completely submerged in less than 70 years.
2. Jeans, thought to be invented in America, originated in 18th century Italy where Genoan sailors wore snappy outfits made from denim.
3. The Bank of America was originally called "The Bank of Italy"
4. In Italy, it is illegal to insult a man by saying he has "no balls."
5. France, Italy and Chile have formally recognized the existence of UFOs.
6. A poll reported that women believe Spain, Brazil and Italy produce the best lovers while the Englishmen were considered "too lazy."
7. In Italy, there are about 500, 000 exorcisms a year.
8. At one point in history, there were leopards in Taiwan, hippos in Italy, and gazelles in Japan.
9. The jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was founded before Italy was a country.
10. The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy.
11. 98% of British homes have carpeted floors. In Italy, only 2% do.
12. Italy's biggest business is the Mafia. It turns over $178 billion a year and accounts for 7% of GDP.
13. It is a common misconception that Marco Polo introduced pasta to Italy in truth, the dish had already existed in Europe for centuries but there's little doubt he made Westerners aware of many Chinese inventions.
14. A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas.
15. Napoleon had conquered Italy by the time he was twenty six.
16. The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy.
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