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Did You Know China ???????????????

1.The modern word “China” most likely derives from the name of the Qin (pronounced “chin”) dynasty. First Emperor Qin Shi Huang (260-210 B.C.) of the Qin dynasty first unified China in 221 B.C., beginning an Imperial period which would last until A.D. 1912.k
2.China is often considered the longest continuous civilization, with some historians marking 6000 B.C. as the dawn of Chinese civilization. It also has the world’s longest continuously used written language.c
3.China is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, and the U.S.). It has an area of 3,719,275 square miles (slightly smaller than the U.S.) and its borders with other countries total more than 117,445 miles. Approximately 5,000 islands lie off the Chinese coast.a

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Jul. 3, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • 4.One in every five people in the world is Chinese. China’s population is estimated to reach a whopping 1,338,612,968 by July 2009. China’s population is four times that of the Unit6.China is also known as the “Flowery Kingdom” and many of the fruits and flowers (such as the orange and orchid) are now grown all over the world.i

    Invented in China, toilet paper was initially only for emperors


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • 7.Toilet paper was invented in China in the late 1300s. It was for emperors only.m
    8.The Chinese invented paper, the compass, gunpowder, and printing.c
    9.The Chinese invented kites (“paper birds” or “Aeolian harps”) about 3,000 years ago. They were used to frighten the enemies in battle, and Marco Polo (1254-1324) noted that kites were also used to predict the success of a voyage. It was considered bad luck to purposely let a kite go.i
    10.Cricket fighting is a popular amusement in China. Many Chinese children keep crickets as pets

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Cricketss as pets? How would you put a leash on a cricket..that would be a sight to see..LOL

    Answer by ronjwake at 12:26 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I think they put them in small

    Answer by Nathskitten at 12:28 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Hey I out a rubber band leash on a turtle once, He ended up biting a huge hole in my dogs tongue though, so I would recommend it.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 12:29 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • wouldn't recommend it. lol

    Answer by Nathskitten at 12:29 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Chinese people are the smartest people on earth. That's why they are taking over the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 AM on Jul. 3, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Why not Anon :12?

    OP ~ Very interesting facts, especially about the population size! Thank you for sharing.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 9:25 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

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