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Is it true that in ancient Greece throwing an apple at a woman was considered a marriage proposal? Are traffic lights green, red and purple instead of yellow in Thessaloniki? Is it true that in the Disney movie Hercules, the only character without a Greek name is Hercules? Find the answers to these amazing facts and more here!
TRUE Fact #1: In ancient Greece throwing an apple at a woman was considered a marriage proposal. FALSE Fact #2: In Thessaloniki, traffic lights are green, red and purple instead of yellow. TRUE Fact #3: In the Disney movie Hercules, the only character without a Greek name is Hercules. FALSE Fact #4: When applauding after a play, the greek clap an even number of times if they enjoyed it, and an odd number if they didn’t. FALSE Fact #5: There’s a high school in Greece where kids must practice javelin throwing. TRUE Fact #6: Ancient Greek statues were originally NOT gray. They were painted in bright colors. TRUE Fact #7: A Greek newspaper accidently printed its first issue inside out and they continued the tradition for over 100 years. FALSE Fact #8: The average Greek adult drinks 6 cups of coffee per day. TRUE Fact #9: A Greek philosopher died of laughter when he watched a drunken donkey try to eat some figs. FALSE Fact #10: Water from Melissani Lake is perfectly drinkable. TRUE Fact #11: President James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other at the same time. FALSE Fact #12: Greek little girls celebrate their “Sweet 10” birthday wearing a Greek goddess dress.