How Many Trees It Takes to Make 80 Billion Chopsticks & Other Crazy China Facts

    20 million trees are cut per year to make chopsticks. (Image: <a href=Hipnos/Flickr)"/>One district in China alone (Datang district) produces 8 billion pairs of socks a year. That's 16 billion socks! (Image: <a href=murielle29 via Compfight cc)"/>

    Did you know that millions of trees are cut every year in China to produce 80 billions of chopsticks? No?

    Well, here are a few more facts that will surprise you…

    1. There’s only 1 timezone: Beijing Standard Time
    2. 30 million people live in caves
    3. Smoking kills 1 million each year and 31% (320 million) still smoke
    4. China produces and uses 60% of the world’s cement
    5. China’s railway lines could circle the earth twice
    6. 20 million trees are cut per year to make chopsticks
    7. China is home to half the world’s pigs: 475  million
    8. Chinese people consumed 52 million tons of pork in 2012
    9. Chinese people consumed 42.5 billion packs of instant noodles in 2011
    10. China produces 46% of the world’s coal
    11. One district in China alone ([email protected]">Datang district) produces 8 billion pairs of socks a year. That’s 16 billion socks!


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