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School girls in Japan

Throughout the world, a five day school week, followed by a two day weekend is a norm. But in Japan, a six day school week was a standard until 2002. Sounds like a nightmare for a person living in Western Civilization. However, Japanese public seems to differ.

American chickens processed in China, USDA allows this

This sounds like one of these outrageous stories that your grandma keeps sharing on Facebook, without even fact checking whether it is true. Well, this one is true. Or at least partially true. There was a ban on American chickens in China, as part of trade war incited by Trump administration. As of 2019, things are cooling down. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has recently reached

Norway national football team

Norway national football team remains the only national football team that never lost a match against Brazil. Moreover, Norway has won two matches against Brazil. The complete football match record of Norway vs Brazil: Norway 1-1 Brazil (1988, friendly) Norway 4-2 Brazil (1997, friendly) Brazil 1-2 Norway (1998, World Cup; Brazil reached the final in this tournament) Norway 1-1 Brazil (2006, friendly)

Isaac Newton's apple tree

Back in year 1666 Isaac Newton had to return to his family home from Cambridge University. The University had been closed due to the Great Plague of London which had killed estimated 100,000 people. In Woolsthorpe Manor, which was also his birthplace, Sir Isaac Newton performed multiple experiments with light and optics. He also relaxed in the garden, where he observed a falling apple, and started wondering why everything fell

PewDiePie

As of 2019, data centers consume about 2% of global electricity. According to Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the internet uses 10% of the total electricity consumption worldwide. How much of that is consumed by Youtube? After Netflix and embedded videos, Youtube is the third biggest global internet bandwidth eater.

Uppernavik, Greenland

Administrative division of Greenland has simple name origins, but they definitely captivate Greenlandic spirit. Until 2017 the island was divided to following territories: Sermersooq (“Much Ice”) Kujalleq (“South”) Qeqqata (“Center”) Qaasuitsup (“Darkness”) After a reform in 2017, the biggest municipality of Qaasuitsup was divided into Avannaata (“Northern”) and Qeqertalik (“The One with Islands”).

Gift cards shop

The market for gift cards in the United States is growing steadily. In year 2018 alone, Americans have spend whopping $160 billion on gift cards. Why are gift cards every retailer’s wet dream? The shop receives real money upfront, and after time, many gift cards are forgotten, lost, destroyed (remember that one time, when you washed your pants with a gift card in back pocket?).

Sean Bean

Sean Bean, the actor known for dying on screen numerous times (23 times, to be exact) answered questions in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. One of most wholesome facts we learned from the AMA is that a few fans mixed up Sean Bean with Mr. Bean (the clumsy comic character played by Rowan Atkinson). Sean Bean received Mr. Bean’s fan mail multiple times.

Ogre eating children in Switzerland

The Kindlifresserbrunnen (Swiss German for Child Eater Fountain) is a fountain in the Old Town of Bern, Switzerland. The monument depicts a seemingly angry man (or perhaps an ogre) biting off a baby’s head, with a bag of terrified babies waiting for their turn to be eaten.