China is a nation that is diverse in its peoples and customs. It also has a secretive air about it. But with the pervasive nature of the internet, secrets and little known facts can find their way to the light of day. Here are some fascinating facts about China that some of you may not have heard about...until now.
When most people think of pasta, they think of Italy. Pasta and ice cream, however, were both originally invented in China. Marco Polo's expeditions brought these delicious foods to Italy. A frozen mixture of rice and milk was invented around 200 BC in China. This was the beginnings of ice cream. Archaeologists at a site in western China uncovered a 4000 year old bowl containing noodles.