This week we are celebrating India so here you have a few fun facts about this beautiful country.
1.- 100 million people come to India’s Kumbh Mela Festival, the world’s biggest gathering of humans.
2.- It’s illegal for foreigners to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.
3.- Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
4.- The world’s biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
5.- 70% of all the world’s spices come from India.
6.- A con man in India repeatedly “sold” the Taj Mahal, the Indian parliament and various other heritage sites. He was sentenced to 113 years but managed to escape prison 9 times. The last time, he was 84 years old.
7.- Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.
8,- The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.
9.- India’s Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
10.- Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.