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88 Facts About Croatia That’ll Blow Your Mind

Facts-About-Croatia-Croatia-Travel-Guide--960x500Meet a Croatian and it won’t be long before they are throwing an impressive fact about the country at you. Croatia really does have some mind-blowing facts. Dalmatia-based blogger Chasing the Donkey’s 88 Facts About Croatia That’ll Blow Your Mind  helps you learn some of your own so you too can throw some around…

  • Did you know that Guinness Record holder of the biggest white truffle belongs to a Croatian. A white truffle weighing 1.31 kg (2 lb 8 oz) was found by Giancarlo Zigante of Pototoska on 2 November 1999 near Buje, a town in Istria Croatia?
  • Did you know that both Spain and Croatia have the highest number of UNESCO Intangible Goods of any European country. Including lace making, gingerbread baking, and wooden toy carvings?
  • Did you know that It was a Croat named Rudjer Boskovic who suggested placing five concentric iron bands on the dome of St. Peter’s when a crack had been discovered. His suggestion was adopted and saved Michelangelo’s work from being ruined?
  • Did you know that on the island of Susak, the women hold the title for having the only national costume that sits above the knee in Europe?
Shortest national costume is on Island of Susak

Shortest national costume is on Island of Susak

  • Did you know that there are names of two Croatian’s on the map of the Moon. Scientists J. R. Boskovic and A. Mohorovicic?
  • Did you know that Croatian writer Marko Marulić is credited with the first known use of the word psychology (in the title deeds Psichiologia de ratione animae Humanae), meaning the science of the soul?
  • Did you know that If you give birth on a Jadrolinija ferry from Hvar your child will get free travel on the ferry for life?
Free travel for life

Free travel for life

  • Did you know that the Maglite flashlight was invented by a Croatian named Maglica?
  • Did you know that Croatia is the 127th largest country in the world?

Check out 79 more mind-blowing facts, and also a number of lies and myths about Croatia here.

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