The world’s first mental health hospital was built in Baghdad, Iraq in 705 AD. While mental health patients were being condemned, punished, and even burned in Europe, 8th and 9th century mental health patients in Iraq, Egypt, and Syria were given more proper hospitalization and treatment.
The largest embassy in the world is the U.S embassy in Iraq. It is nearly as large as Vatican City, employs 15,000 people, and cost $750 million to build.
A natural gas vent in Iraq known as The Eternal Fire has been burning continuously for over 4,000 years, and is mentioned by Herodotus, Plutarch, and in the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel.
The largest Embassy in the world is the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. It cost $750 million to build, employs 16,000 people and costs $6 billion a year to run.
The town of Tikrit in Iraq erected a monument of the shoe thrown at Geroge W Bush.
The US invasion of Iraq was originally called ‘Operation Iraqi Liberation‘, but was quickly changed after realizing that spelled ‘OIL‘.
There is an Iraqi version of “Punk’d” where they plant fake bombs in celebrity’s cars.
The United States imported sand into Iraq for use in building blast walls because the sand in Iraq was “not the right type of sand.”
The largest bank robbery in history happened in Iraq. The day before the U.S. started bombing Baghdad. Almost US $1,000,000,000 was stolen.
The British Military had to categorically deny releasing man eating honey badgers into Iraq.