1. In Switzerland, some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It's legal in the country.
  2. Switzerland only gave women the right to vote in 1971.
  3. The average adult in Switzerland has a net worth of US$513,000.
  4. Switzerland has the second highest life expectancy in the world with 83.4 years.
  5. Because guinea pigs are prone to loneliness, it's illegal in Switzerland to own just one.
  6. The Swiss own more guns per head than the Iraqis.
  7. The Longest Tunnel in the World is 57 km long and goes from Switzerland to Italy underneath Alps. It took 17 Years to Build.
  8. Switzerland sent 31 soldiers to Afghanistan in 2003, its first military deployment since 1815.
  9. Declawing cats is legal in most U.S. states but banned in at least 22 countries including Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
  10. In 2015, Apple Inc. was worth more than Switzerland, Sweden or Nigeria.
  11. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.
  12. Switzerland only joined the United Nations in 2002.
  13. Büsingen am Hochrhein, commonly known as Büsingen, is a German town entirely surrounded by Swiss territory.
  14. 170 Swiss troops accidentally invaded Liechtenstein in 2007 after getting lost during a training exercise.
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