Interesting facts about South Korea

• Interesting facts about South Korea

Do you know about South Korea? Well, at least the fact that the official name of this country - "Republic of Korea", and only thanks to the media, we have got used to it the unofficial title "South Korea". You have to learn more about it!

Occupying an area of ​​only 100,210 square kilometers, the country, though small, but as you'll see from our article is surprising and unexpectedly diverse place that boasts a host of impressive achievements!

You may have heard about the country's high-performance economy, cutting-edge technology and a powerful pop culture, but in fact, South Korea - it's more than just Samsung and Gangnam Style.

If you want to know about this country, then read on, because this position may reveal to you the South Korea the way you it could not even imagine. Since the obsession with make-up and problems with the number "4" and fans, these 25 interesting facts about the Republic of Korea you read in one breath!

Interesting facts about South Korea

25 South Korean men addicted to makeup. They spend a lot of money on cosmetic products (in particular, on the make-up) in order to improve their appearance.

By the way, the South Korean men are the first in the world in the list of cosmetic products consumers care per skin population, ahead of Denmark (ranked second) 4 times!

Interesting facts about South Korea

24. If we talk about the appearance and beauty of South Korea also ranks first in the world in the number of plastic surgeries per capita. United States, for example, are on the fourth place - after Brazil and Thailand.

Interesting facts about South Korea

23. In South Korea, a very unusual approach to age. Every child born in the country once considered to be one year old, and following the birth of the New Year according to the lunar calendar, it is executed already 2 years old. Moreover, within 100 days after giving birth to a baby arranged a grand celebration.

Interesting facts about South Korea

22. The Republic of Korea - one of the most urbanized and densely populated countries in the world, but it can also boast of amazing natural beauty.

For example, Jeju Island, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, known for its magnificent cliffs and unique nature.

Interesting facts about South Korea

21. South Korea is the world leader in Internet communication quality, providing by far the highest average speed of the Internet connection. Almost 92, 4% of the population are Internet users.

Interesting facts about South Korea

20. The video with the famous song "Gangnam Style" South Korean musician PSY became the first video to YouTube, enter 1 billion views.

With today 2, 54 billion views, this video is the most viewed on YouTube in November 2012, ahead of even the video for the song Justin Bieber "Baby".

Interesting facts about South Korea

19. South Korea is known for its distinctive cuisine, largely based on seafood, but few people know that more than 90% of seaweed consumed in the world, come to the people of this country.

Interesting facts about South Korea

18. South Korea is known for its practice of "recreating the crime." Citizens suspected of crimes such as rape or murder, led in handcuffs to the scene and ordered to publicly restore the course of events.

In order for this procedure has become more humiliating to the representatives of the media are invited to take pictures of what is happening and publish details of the crime.

Interesting facts about South Korea

17. Most of the restaurants in South Korea (including fast food like McDonald's) provide services for the delivery of food, which is carried out couriers on motorcycles, the notorious fact that almost always exceed the speed to deliver the order on time.

After you eat a meal, you can just leave the dirty dishes outside the door, and the courier delivery service would come to her later.

Interesting facts about South Korea

16. In South Korea, a common misconception, known as the "fan death". Many residents of this country think that the fan left enabled for the night indoors, can cause death.

The origin of this misunderstanding still remains unclear, but the fear of this electrical appliance South Koreans captured almost immediately after his first appearance in Korea in the 1920s.

Interesting facts about South Korea

15. In the metropolitan area of ​​Seoul known as the Seoul Metropolitan Region, home to more than 25 million people, making Seoul the third largest city in the world.

Interesting facts about South Korea

14. The South Koreans love kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish of pungent fermented (fermented) vegetables. There are about 250 different variations of this dish - from kimchi cabbage kimchi up with radish or cucumber.

Interesting facts about South Korea

13. South Korea is the absolute world leader in the use of alcoholic beverages per capita - more than 11 shots a week (one shot of ≈ 44 ml). This rate - twice more than in Russia.

Interesting facts about South Korea

12. While in South Korea, a very high quality of life, suicide is a serious and widespread problem. In fact, this country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), ranked second in the world in the number of suicides.

Interesting facts about South Korea

11. In spite of the proximity to North Korea, a notorious aggressor, South Korea is one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world. It recorded an extremely low crime rate, and in addition, there are very strict laws that virtually eliminates the possibility to acquire weapons.

Interesting facts about South Korea

10. The color of the taxi in South Korea depends on the level of services provided. Taxi white or gray - these are ordinary cars with qualified, but potentially inexperienced drivers, and the black cab - that's luxury cars with experienced drivers.

Interesting facts about South Korea

9. Many South Koreans suffer tetraphobia, irrational fear of the number "4". In hospitals and public buildings are almost always absent floor with that number. In other buildings, the fourth floor elevators sometimes denoted by the letter "F" instead of the numeral "4". Designations containing more than one quartet (such as, for example, 404) apartment number, also avoided.

Interesting facts about South Korea

8. The same as in the issue of the number "4", the South Koreans are very superstitious when it comes to writing something in red. The red color in this country symbolizes the death, and if you write something whose name is red, it means that you either want his death, or think that he is going to die.

Interesting facts about South Korea

7. In spite of the controversy and criticism in South Korea, rising in the past few years continue to eat dog meat. This tradition, whose origins go back 2,000 years, the country still remains, but as more and more South Koreans refuse to eat dogs, she may eventually disappear.

Interesting facts about South Korea

6. Prior to February 2015 for a 62-uh years adultery in South Korea was illegal. Early last year, the country's Constitutional Court overturned a law under which adultery was equated to the crime and is considered a violation of the constitution.

Interesting facts about South Korea

5. Residents of Seoul are among the most nevysypayuschihsya people in the world. The average resident of the capital sleeping less than 6 hours per day, which, along with the residents of Tokyo, is the lowest rate in the world.

Interesting facts about South Korea

4. Every July in the city of Boryeong (200 km south of Seoul) passes, perhaps the world's largest festival of mud.

During the festival is organized by a number of different competitions, contests and fights in the mud, and the mud massage sessions and mud treatments. Founded in 1998 in Boryeong mud festival attracts millions of visitors to the city.

Interesting facts about South Korea

3. Many South Koreans believe that the blood reflects the personal qualities. They are taking it very seriously - as well as Westerners who believe in horoscopes.

Interesting facts about South Korea

2. The share of a corporation only Samsung accounted for 20% of the economy of South Korea, equal to 1, $ 1 trillion. While most people think that Samsung produces only the electronics, the company is also engaged in the construction, automotive, manufacturing armored vehicles, tankers, door locks, medical equipment, household chemicals, clothing and much more.

Interesting facts about South Korea

1. A common heating appliances South Koreans prefer to heated floors, called "ondol" (means "warm cavity"). Heat is transferred through the tubes disposed beneath the floor.

This heating system was invented in the times of the Goguryeo Dynasty (37 BC -.... 668 AD), but still remains very common, heating more than 90% of homes in the country. Therefore, the South Koreans often eat, sleep and watch TV on the warm floor.