So you think you know everything about Spain? Well, that knowledge is about to be tested. For instance, going to basics... Did you know that the name Spain diverged from the word Ispania, which means the land of rabbits. Perhaps rabbits used to abound when the land was conquered.
Spain is one of the world's top touristic destinations. No doubt the food, the culture and landmarks are on each traveller's bucket list, but it's the beaches what attracts most people from colder countries in Europe. With over 8000 km of coast, there are beaches for every whim.
There is no tooth fairy in Spain but rather a tooth mouse called Ratoncito Perez. Apparently, Spanish kids are not afraid of mouses rolling into their pillows as long as their leave money underneath.
Another reason to attract tourists, and well, Spanish people are known for their willingness to have drinks out, they have the highest number of bars out of all the countries in the EU.
And apparently the local government knows where to invest the money to promote the city. Indeed, Barcelona's city hall provided 1 million euro to fund the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
And the Chupa Chups are not an American invention. The famous lollipops that line cash registers across the world were actually created in Spain by the Catalonian Enric Bernat in 1958.
Even the Coca-Cola has a shady origin. Indeed, Juan Mica claims that his family were the first to invent the drink called Nuez de Kola Coca, which he then took to the US and sold the recipe.
Instead of dancing to Beyonce's tune, on May 15th all the single ladies in Madrid visit the chapel called Ermita de San Isidro to prick their fingers with pins and put it in a vessel, in order to find a husband.
Teenagers in Spain normally start dating in groups when they are 14 years old. s