We’re used to forming our opinions about countries that are based on films, news, and friends’ stories. But we usually don’t even pay attention to the fact that films are fiction, news is biased, and your friends’ one-week trip isn’t enough to build an objective opinion about a foreign country.
This is why many things we think we know about other countries are either false or exaggerated. We are ready to bust some popular myths about other countries.
Myth #12. China is the most densely populated country.
Common Chinese landscape
Most of people in the world live in China, but it’s not the most densely populated country. For example, Germany and Italy are more densely populated.
The thing is, apart from its huge population, the Republic of China possesses one of the biggest territories in the world. But approximately 2/3 of these territories are mountains and deserts.
Myth #11. Sumo is the most popular sport in Japan.
In recent years, this traditional sport has become more popular again. Still, sumo is less common than baseball. Half of all people there, who take up sports, like baseball the most.