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Friday, 5 May 2017

Switzerland Interesting Facts

Switzerland is known for its beauty, landscapes and of course probably one of the most popular financial havens in the world. Let's share a few facts about Switzerland:

Switzerland has enough nuclear fallout shelters to accommodate its entire human population.

A Swiss Jeweler made a $68 million ring entirely out of diamond.

One of the main defense strategies in Switzerland is to blow up every main access into the country through bridges, roads as well as railways. There are about 3000 locations ready to blow in case of an attack.

In Switzerland, assisting someone to commit suicide is legal. It is also legal in Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and three American states namely Washington, Oregon, and Montana.

In Bern, Switzerland, there is a 500-year old statue of a man that's eating babies and nobody knows the reason why.

The average salary of a teacher in Switzerland is $112000 per annum.

It is illegal in Switzerland to keep just one guinea pig. You got to have them in pairs.

In Switzerland, all men are required to keep the firearms they received from military service at home even after they leave the military. This is to prevent break-ins at home and to ready the countries men in the event of a threat.

There is no single Head of State in Switzerland. There is a seven-member executive council which serves as the Swiss collective head of state.

About 56% of the electricity generated in Switzerland is from hydroelectricity and another 39% from nuclear power. A nearly CO2-free electricity network.

In Geneva, there is a giant three-legged chair dedicated to the opposition of use of landmines.

Charlie Chaplin’s corpse was once stolen by a small group of Swiss mechanics in an attempt to extort money from Chaplin’s family. His body was later reburied under concrete to prevent any further attempts.

In 1802, there was a war in Switzerland that was fought out with wooden clubs because Napoleon took away all their weapons.

There is a lawyer in Switzerland that represents animals in court. He once prosecuted a fisherman for taking too long to catch a Pike.

Coffee in Zurich is the most expensive in the world costing an average of almost $4.

The smallest vineyard in the world is located in Switzerland. It consists of only three vines and populates an area of 1,67 square meters. 

There are stocked artillery bunkers in the middle of populated villages disguised as country homes by the Swiss military.

In Switzerland there are over 200 mountains that's 3000 meters high where 24 of them are about 4000 meters high.

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