Everyone wants to explore and travel in different countries. Many people are even interested in knowing history and culture of the country. So, We have created a list of 25 surprising facts about different countries around the world which includes taboos, technology, medical science, laws, tourism, innovation, health, environment and many more.
1. Australia uses the motion of the ocean to generate zero-emission electricity and desalinate water simultaneously.
Australia’s new CETO 5 system: “The first array of wave power generators to be connected to an electricity grid in Australia and worldwide” according to Australian Renewable Energy Agency CEO Ivor Frischknecht.
CETO 5, named for the ancient Greek sea goddess, is part of the “Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project,” a multimillion dollar initiative built to demonstrate the commercial viability of a large-scale wave power. The system is already turning heads both for the energy it produces, as well as the pollution it doesn’t.
The system has been channeling clean, efficient, zero-emission energy into Australia’s power grid, providing electricity to the country’s largest naval base.(source)
2. In Ontario, Canada there is a law stating saying “sorry” is not an admissions of guilt.
Under Apology Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, CHAPTER 3, Under Section 2 (1) the Effect of apology on liability mentions
An apology made by or on behalf of a person in connection with any matter,
(a) does not, in law, constitute an express or implied admission of fault or liability by the person in connection with that matter;
(b) does not, despite any wording to the contrary in any contract of insurance or indemnity and despite any other Act or law, void, impair or otherwise affect any insurance or indemnity coverage for any person in connection with that matter; and
(c) shall not be taken into account in any determination of fault or liability in connection with that matter.(source)
3. In Japan’s universal health care system, Hospitals, by law, must be run as non-profit and be managed by physicians. Profit corporations are not allowed to own or operate hospitals.
The health care in Japan provides healthcare services, including screening examinations, prenatal care and infectious disease control, with the patient accepting responsibility for 30% of these costs while the government pays the remaining 70%.
Payment for personal medical services is offered by a universal health care insurance system that provides relative equality of access, with fees set by a government committee. Patients are free to select physicians or facilities of their choice and cannot be denied coverage.(source)
4. Sweden offers the most generous maternity leave policy, with 56 weeks paid at 80 percent of citizens’ salary, and 13 additional weeks paid at a fixed rate thereafter.(source)
5. Sweden opens world’s first male rape centre – A hospital in Stockholm is understood to be first in the world to set up an emergency department specifically for male rape victims. The clinic at Södersjukhuset opened as part of a strategy to ensure “gender equal” patient care.
“We are happy that we now can finally open the first rape clinic for men following the rape clinic for women,” Rasmus Jonlund, a press spokesperson for the Liberal Party, which led the campaign for the department in the Swedish capital.
“Emergency medical care for raped men will be free of charge, and offered around the clock, all year,” said Marie Ljungberg Schött, a local Moderate Party party politician and council representative on emergency care in a statement.
In 2014, some 370 cases of sexual assault on men or boys were reported across Sweden, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, although experts believe that the actual figure is much higher.(source)