How many countries have a Ministry of Yoga? 

| John Anderson | Humanity

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According to our research, only one – the Indian Ministry of Yoga. In addition to Yoga, the ministry is in charge of developing education and research in Ayurveda massage, yoga, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other Indigenous Medicine systems

Other ministries you should be aware of include: 

  • UK’s Ministry of Loneliness that fights social isolation.
  • UAE’s (United Arab Emirates) Ministry of Happiness that in charge of making the country amongst the top five happiest countries in the world by the end of 2021. As of today May 2021 it is 25 on the list. Not bad, but not there yet.
  • And last but least, Japan’s Ministry of Toilette that is in charge… well of toilettes. 

Bonus Fact 1: Japanese take their toilettes so seriously they even have a $60 million museum devoted to them.  

Bonus fact 2: Meet the USA’s Federal Board Of Tea Experts that was created as part of the Tea Importation Act of 1897. It took 100 years to several legislators attempts to abolish by the board until 1996 when president Bill Clinton decided that tea is not important enough to have its own federal board. 

 

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