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Israel Facts. Photo: tourist Israel

Let's check out Top 20+ Weirdest Things that you might not know about Israel:

1. Israel is the only country in the world that has more trees today than it had 50 years ago.

2. Israel has more museums per capita than any other country, including the world’s only one underwater.

3. Voicemail technology was developed in Israel.

4. The IDF is a leader in saving people trapped by natural and man-made disasters. On short notice, its search and rescue unit has operated in many countries (including Mexico, Kenya, India, Turkey and the U.S.) following earthquakes, train wrecks, collapsed buildings and terrorist attacks.

5. Israel is home to the world’s only theater company comprised entirely of deaf and blind actors.

6. Life expectancy in Israel is among the highest in the world at 82 years.

7. Coffee and cafés are so good in Israel that it’s the only country where Starbucks failed trying to break into the local market, as the erjcc houston.

8. On a per capita basis, Israel tops the list of countries when it comes to the annual production of scientific papers.

9. First launched in Israel in 2011, bus-stop mini-libraries, offering books free of charge, have inspired similar initiatives in other countries.

10. Two professors at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University created the first cherry tomatoes.

11. Israel has the highest number of museums per head in the world.

12.. More than nine out of 10 Israeli homes use solar power to heat water.

13. You can buy hummus flavored ice cream in a shop in Jaffa.

Napoleon tried to lay siege to Acre in 1799. There is a “Napoleon Hill” in the city.

14. There are 285 replica models of historical, cultural and religious sites on display at the tourist museum Mini Israel.

15. Last year, Israel became the first country to place a ban on the use of underweight models on catwalks.

16. Israeli inventor Rafi Yoeli is currently building the world’s first flying car.

17. People who keep Shabbat can buy car insurance which doesn’t cover Saturdays, making it cheaper.

18. The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is the world’s oldest continuously used cemetery

19. Israel was the first country to sign up to the Kimberly process, the international standard that certifies diamonds as being “conflict free”.

20. The diet of animals at the biblical zoo of Jerusalem is altered over Pesach in accordance with kashrut.

21. Akhzivland, near Nahariya, was declared independent by resident Eli Avivi in 1970, after years battling with the government over planning permission, as thejc.

22. Writer Leon Uris’s Israel epic Exodus, stayed on the New York Times Top 10 best-seller list for more than a year.

23. Israeli scientists have ruled that giraffe milk is kosher.

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