Fascinating and Cool Quick Facts
Poland is a country with a very rich history and cultural heritage. However, there are some secrets that most people do not know. Here is a list of amazing and interesting facts about Poland.
1.Bigger Than You Think
Radom has a much larger area than Paris, the capital of France. Interestingly enough; The population of Paris is almost ten times higher than this city of Poland.
2.An Average Polish Consumes 94 Liters Of Beer A Year
This statistic means that a Polish person drinks half a liter of beer every day.
3.Drinking beer and mulled wine with juice is a Polish idea rarely found in other countries of the world.
4. The first Polish cookbook preserved to date was published in 1698. The recipes consist of Lithuanian, German and Tatar cuisine. It can be mentioned that there are other cookbooks that were created before, but unfortunately they have not reached today.
5.Considering its area, Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe.
6.Poland is the only country that cannot imagine Christmas without watching Home Alone on TV. This cult American movie from the 90s has been one of the holiday symbols for years.
7.Poland is the world's largest exporter of amber. It is estimated that its share in the world market can reach 70%.
8.Over 300 years (from 1600 to 1945) continuous wars were fought on Polish soil.
9.Poles get married early. The average age of the bride is 24, and the groom is 26.
10.The Błędowska Desert is the only natural desert in Europe.
11.Almost 35% of 60 million Poles live abroad. A large Polish-speaking community can be found in the USA, Canada, England, Germany, Australia and Argentina.
12.The bulletproof vest was invented by Kazimierz Żegleń and Jan Szczepanik.
13.The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw is a gift from Stalin to the Polish nation.
14.The mine detector was invented by Józef Kosacki in 1941.
15. Window of life: Another application that can only be encountered in Poland is the Window of Life (Okno Życia). Some churches and monasteries have a window where they can leave their babies for those who are unable to look after their babies for various reasons. The person bringing the baby opens the window from the outside and puts the baby in the basket there, then rings the bell on the side and leaves. The officers, who took action with the ringing of the bell, immediately pick up the baby from where it left off and inform the police. After the necessary procedures, the baby undergoes a medical check in the hospital and is then placed in a orphanage.
16. Chopin Benches
Benches playing Chopin's works were placed on the streets of the capital Warsaw on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Polish pianist Fryderyk Chopin. By pressing the button on the benches placed in front of 15 buildings that play an important role in the life of the pianist, Chopin's different works can be listened to free of charge. The benches, on which information about the world-famous composer are written, attract a great deal of attention, especially by tourists visiting Warsaw.