Interesting Facts - Page 59

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In Communist Romania, the secret police was known as the Securitate. 1 in 43 Romanians was an informer.
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Until the early 20th century, it was common for young boys to wear dresses instead of pants. For example, here is a picture of a two year old Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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The tiny suburb of Medina, Washington has a population of 2,969 but is home to the two richest people in the world: Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
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Don't trust low numbers in poll data. A certain percent of people will give a nonsensical response to polls just for fun. This phenomenon has been called "Lizardman's Constant", so called because one poll suggested that 4% of Americans believe that the U.S. government is secretly run by lizard people.
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Certain tribes in the Amazon used to collect the shrunken heads of their defeated enemies. In the early 1900s, Western collectors started buying the heads. This caused an increase in murders as "headhunters" killed people and shrunk their heads to make money.
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Level 19
Aug 27, 2019
How come that Medina, Washington could have a Net worth more than the GDP of New Zealand??? Like, Come on, how could be a town that’s has a net worth of over $204.9 BILLION?!
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Level 72
Sep 1, 2019
Pants would have been really unworkable with pre-20th century diapers, so the dress thing makes total sense to me.
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Level 83
Nov 25, 2019
Anyone who's ever done the "How'd I wind up in this corner of YouTube" chain of 4 random videos will suspect that at least 4% of people are that crazy as just a starting point.
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Level 58
Mar 5, 2020
Yeah, I was thinking folks shouldn't assume those answers are given to be funny. The Flat Earth movement is real.
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Level 27
Sep 23, 2020
it is not real the countries are not flat because the countries are wide that time the countries could not be wide that is a circle country shape that is flat
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Level 70
Jan 29, 2021
Does a 'Flat Earth' believer think that the moon is a flat disc hung up in the sky?
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Level 27
Sep 23, 2020
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Level 18
Jan 27, 2021
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Level 50
Jan 31, 2021
Or do they believe that it's a solar panel getting energy from the sun (true), but randomly floating around in space 😂
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Level 70
Feb 5, 2021
I think that for people to accumulate a 100 billion dollars and not spend it by helping the needy of this world is beyond me. I don't call giving a million or two here and there as spending. They should have a few million dollars in the bank and the rest should have been used already.
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Level 70
Feb 5, 2021
WHO prioritised 11 African pathogens that are most likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future: Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever, chikungunya, Ebola, Lassa, Marburg, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Nipah, Rift Valley fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, and Zika.

progressing at least one vaccine through to the end of phase 2a for each of the 11 epidemic infectious diseases would cost a minimum of $2·8–3·7 billion ($1·2 billion–$8·4 billion range).

...........And these people have 100 billion in their pockets: