Like any country on the map, Iran has its customs, culture and common practices, but there are some facts that we don’t all know about and perhaps we should. This is a list of some eye-opening facts about Iran.
Iran’s Own Internet
Iran’s chief of police announced in 2012 that Google was actually a spy tool that was infiltrating Iran. The government is working towards creating a state-controlled internet of their own. Currently social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are banned. The government fears that the platforms will be used to organize mass riots.
When it comes to sport, Iran has her heart invested in soccer. The sport is played by males and females, with the latter wearing hijab during play. Iran’s national men’s team have qualified for three World Cup tournaments and have even won three Asian Cup titles. Not bad for a country from the Middle East.