Top Ten Facts About Asia You Probably Don't KnowDelgia2k Today, I'll show you the facts about the largest continent on Earth, Asia.
The Top Ten
They were pretty much one of the first civilizations and helped give birth to inventions and ideas that we still use today.
From the 7,000 year old Sumer civilization in Mesopotamia to the 6,000 year old Indus Valley Civilization in India, ancient culture is rich in Asia. - Delgia2k
But we don't get to eat some rare varieties of mangoes like alphonso. - kormo
I went to a North Korean restaurant during my stay in China (it was clearly not authentic, because there's no food in North Korea), but it featured a singing group of five ladies waving the North Korean and Chinese flags together whilst singing a song called "Down With America" (��"倒美国-it could've also been "Death To America"). Lets just say it was quite the experience. - keycha1n
The North Korean calendar starts from founder Kim Il Sung’s date of birth (15 April 1912). Similarly, instead of celebrating Christmas, North Koreans make a pilgrimage to the birth town of Kim Jong Suk, the deceased wife of Kim Il Sung, on December 24. - Delgia2k
If you're planning to travel there from the western hemisphere, the jet lag is terrible. Exact 12-16-hour difference. - keycha1n
Nearly 99% of it lies vacant since its opening in 2005. Despite its massive size, 82-foot Arc de Triomphe replica, and 1.3 mile canal (complete with gondolas), few retailers ever set shop in it. - Delgia2k
More people seem to live in Asia than outside of it.
That's nearly 60% of the world's total. - Delgia2k
There are about 350 to 400 million sms (short message service) was being sent daily. This is more than the total daily text messages that the US and Europe sent.
Three of the worlds’ top ten largest malls are located in the Philippines; SM City North EDSA in Quezon City with an area of 460,000 m² (4.74 million sq ft), SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City with an area of 410,000 m² (4.67 million sq ft) and SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City with an area of 348,000 m² (3.75 million sq ft). SM City North Edsa is the world’s 2nd largest mall.
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