Our little friend, the USB stick was invented in Israel. The Israeli entrepreneur and engineer Dov Moran released the very first version of a USB stick in 1996 and won several awards.
Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world after Silicon Valley, and is sometimes also called The Start-Up Nation.
An Israeli company invented an anti-date rape straw. It detects rape drugs when put in a drink, and alerts the victim.
Thank you Israel for one of the most amazing GPS apps, Waze. Waze was launched by Israeli entrepreneurs, and was purchased by Google in 2013. They beat Dropbox, and many other very successful companies, when they won the Best Overall Mobile App award.
Tel Aviv was ranked the 9th best beach city in the world by National Geographic. Lucky Tel Avivians, they have more than 300 days of summer and beautiful beaches all year round.
The glue on Israeli stamps is kosher.
Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth.
Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle Eastern World.