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interesting facts about Japan

interesting facts about Japan

1-In 1945, crocodiles killed 980 Japanese soldiers (of 1,000 in total) who entered a mangrove swamp to escape the British navy

2-Researchers at the University of Barcelona carried out a study, which showed that rats couldn’t tell the difference between Japanese spoken backwards and Dutch spoken backwards. Maybe the rats just didn’t care…

3-Japanese scientists have bred completely see-through frogs so that they can investigate their internal organs without having to kill and dissect them.

4-In 1982, Japanese scientists found a 10,000-year-old magnolia seed in a storage pit. They managed to grow it into a tree!

6-Mount Fuji, the volcano that towers over the Japanese capital Tokyo, last erupted in 1707.The earthquakes and tsunami that followed killed 30,000 people and the rice fields were left barren for 100 years.

7-A volcanic eruption destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii in AD79.The energy the eruption released was 100,000 times more powerful than that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.

8-Pigeons won’t land on a statue that contains the metal gallium.A Japanese scientist is developing a spray containing gallium that can be used to treat buildings to keep them free from bird droppings.

9-Roads in Japan are being built with grooves cut in them so that if cars drive over them at the right speed they play a tune!


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