The Spanish Inquisition was devoid of its own budget, meaning it depended exclusively on the confiscation of the goods of the denounced. Due to this organization and possibility of abuse, someone wrote a letter to the king saying of the inquisitors “if they do not burn they do not eat”.
In Spain, people who are owed a debt can hire men in top hats and black suits to “haunt” the debtor into paying up. The men stand silently near the debtor (outside of his/her house, next to the table in a restaurant where the debtor is seated, etc.) until the debt is paid.
The Spanish once granted automatic Spanish citizenship to Irish people. Due to their belief that the Irish were a group of ancient Spanairds who left Spain with a Spanish King called Míl Espáine to settle the Island of Ireland.
In 2015, Spanish workers destroyed a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb, mistaking it for a broken picnic table. They replaced it with a ‘better’ picnic table.
Top-flight Spanish soccer team, Athletic Bilbao, only signs local talents and players of Basque decent. The team has won numerous titles and remained in the top tier of Spanish soccer ever since its inception in 1898.
The Spanish Flu was named that because it’s effects on countries involved in WW1 were censored for morale. Spain was neutral and thus papers reported on the flu hitting Spain, making people believe Spain was hit especially hard.
For 15 euros, you can use a zipline to travel from Spain to Portugal.
In 2002, 30 British Marines accidentally invaded Spain.
Lawmakers in Spain are advancing a measure that would make children under the age of 18 take, “co-responsibility in caring for the home and performing household tasks regardless of age and gender.”
In Spain, it is tradition for hunters to kill their Spanish Greyhound hunting dogs at the end of the hunting season. Young healthy dogs are hung, shot, maimed and/or strangled and left to die.
Between 1939 and 1989 in Spain about 300,000 new-born babies have been stolen in hospitals by a child trafficking network of doctors, nurses, priests and nuns. They just told the natural parents that their child had died.
In Greece, Italy, Spain and Germany, workers get a Christmas bonus of one month’s salary by law.