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To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world’s population, can make claim to the following:

As a tribute to Israel’s 70th Birthday we are counting down with 7 fun trivia facts a day.

  1. Beersheva has the largest number of chess grandmasters per capita of any city in the world.
  2. Israeli banknotes have Braille on them to assist the blind.
  3. BabySense, an Israeli product aimed at preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS),is saving babies’ lives around the world.
  4. The glue on Israeli stamps is kosher
  5. Microsoft has more employees in Israel than it does per capita anywhere in the world.
  6. Coffee and cafés are so good in Israel that it’s the only country where Starbucks failed trying to break into the local market.
  7. Israel has one of the highest concentrations of bird traffic in the world—500 million migrating birds cross its airspace each year.

Do you have any fun facts to share?


Beth Zuckerman
Beth Zuckerman
Beth is a former Upper Westsider, who made aliyah 8 years ago. She is a coffee addict and a lover of classical rock. Beth is the content and marketing manager at talknsave, in that order.

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